Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting is a Quilt Maker and Pattern Designer, specializing in the technique of Foundation Paper Piecing.

She was one of the featured Faculty for The Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon 2022, where she taught 2 full day classes called: "Mastering Foundation Paper Piece Quilting."

This Quiltcon Class has now been turned into a comprehensive Online Video Course called "Modern Foundation Paperpiecing: Fundamentals."

Her quilt "Pride and Joy" won two awards at QuiltCon 2022: 1st Place in Piecing & The Peoples Choice.

Veruschka has had the honor of being featured in numerous Magazines and Podcasts such as, Better Homes & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilting Love Magazine, Fons & Porters, McCalls Quilt & Tell, and QuiltBuzz.

One of her greatest enjoyments is presenting to Quilting Guilds Around the world and offering Live Vitual 5 hour workshops to Quilt Guilds on Foundation Paperpiecing.

She began learning traditional piecing and quilting techniques in 2016 and through a voracious desire to keep learning happened on Foundation Paper Piecing in 2019. After falling in love with the technique, Veruschka set out to create her own designs focused on subjects that inspire joy, vibrancy, empowerment and encouragement.

Veruschka is the proud mother of two precious boys Rock and Hawk, her Pride and Joy and the inspiration behind the company, and has been married to her Husband, Gustavo, for almost 20 years. A California native, her professional background is in Counseling Psychology (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist). She has had diverse creative outlets throughout her life including, classical voice, digital graphic design and watercolor painting--but her greatest joy is found in mothering her children.