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Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting is an Accomplished Award-Winning Quilt Maker and Pattern Designer, specializing in the technique of Foundation Paper Piecing.

She is a BERNINA and Handi Quilter Ambassador and recently released a New Thread Collection with WonderFil Specialty Threads.

She was one of the featured Faculty for The Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon 2022, teaching "Modern Foundation Paper Piece Quilting" and will be teaching at QuiltCon Again in 2023.

Her Quilts have received several awards, including: The National Association of Certified Quilt Judge's Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Quiltmaking, QuiltCon's First Place in Piecing, and Quiltcon's Peoples Choice.

Veruschka has been featured in numerous Magazines and Podcasts such as, Art Quilting Studio Magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting, Curated Quilts, Quilting Love Magazine, Fons & Porters& McCalls Quilt & Tell.

She currently presents to Quilting Guilds Around the world and offering Live Virtual workshops to Quilt Guilds on Foundation Paper Piecing.

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.

For a real up to date on Veruschka's Projects, please follower her on Instagram and Facebook at Pride & Joy Quilting




Quilt Con 2022: 1st Place in Piecing ("Pride & Joy" Quilt)

Quilt Con 2022: The Peoples Choice ("Pride & Joy" Quilt)

National Association of Certifiied Quilt Judges, Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Quiltmaking, 2023 ("Joan of Arc" Quilt)


Ambassadorships & Partnerships

Handi Quilter Ambassador  

BERNINA Ambassador

Wonderfil Specialty Threads


Limited Promotion Partership's

SVP-Singer, Viking, Pfaff Long Arm Machines


Stella Light

The Daylight Company

The Grace Company-True Cuts

Superior Threads

Ten Sisters Easy Piecing

Cricut Easypress Mini



QuiltCon 2023 Catalogue of Show Quits, 2023

QUILTCON Magazine, 2023 Issue

Curated Quilts, Issue 22, January 2023

Spectrum Magazine, November 2022

Art Quilting Studio, Summer 2022

QuiltCon 2022 Catalogue of Show Quits, 2022

Love Quilting Magazine, UK, Issue 99

Better Home & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting, December, 2020, Issue 167

Spoonflower Blog Feature: 10/10/2022

What (and Who?) Is the Future of Quilting?



Featured Presentations:

The Modern Quilt Guild, Sessions, presentation “Philosophy Of Foundation Paper Piecing Design” (October, 2022)


Quilt Guild Presentations

  • Glasgow Modern Quilt Guild, SCOTLAND

  • Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild, SCOTLAND

  • Edmonton & District Quilters Guild, CANADA

  • Chicago Lakeside Quilting Guild, Illinois, USA

  • Common Threads Quilters Guild, Ohio, USA

  • Front Range Modern Quilt Guild, Colorado, USA

  • Long Beach Modern Quilt Guild, California, USA

  • San Diego Modern Quilt Guild, California, USA

  • Grand Rapids Modern Quilt Guild, Michigan, USA

  • String & Story Rockstar Quilt Guild, Georgia, USA

  • Pax River Quilt Guild, Maryland, USA

  • Village Quilters of Lake Forest, Illinois, USA

  • Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild, Oklahoma, USA

  • East Side Quilters Guild, Washinton, USA

  • Sudbery Modern Quilt Guild, CANADA

  • Friendship Star Quilt Guild, Maryland, USA

  • Portland Modern Quilt Guild, Oregon, USA

  • Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild, Utah, USA

  • Newfoundland Modern Quilt Guild, CANADA

  • Triangle Modern Quilt Guild, North Carolina, USA

  • Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild, Colorado, USA

  • Mount Bachelor Quilt Guild, Oregon, USA

  • Pieced Together Quilt Guild, NJ, USA

  • Calgary Modern Quilt Guild, CANADA

  • Sonoma Modern Quilt Guild, California, USA

  • Piece Makers Quilt Guild, Florida, USA

  • Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, Florida, USA

  • Northwest Arkansas Modern Quilt Guild, Arkansas, USA

  • Ancaster Modern Quilt Guild, CANADA

  • Riverwalk Quilt Guild, Illinois, USA

  • Diablo Valley Quilt Guild, CA, USA

  • Santa Rosa Quilt Guild, CA USA

  • Sudbury District Quilting & Stitchery Guild, CANADA

  • Santa Monica Quilt Guild, CA USA

  • Madison Modern Quilt Guild, Wisconsin, USA

  • Minnesota Quilters, Inc., Minnesota, USA

  • Twisted Stitchers Quilt Guild, Toronto, CANADA

  • Almonte Quilt Guild, CANADA 

  • NITE Owls Quilt Guild, CA, USA

  • Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild

  • Longmont Quilt Guild, Colorado, USA

  • DC Modern Quilt Guild, Washington, DC, USA

  • Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild, NY, US

  • Galveston Island Quilt Guild, TX, USA

  • IE Modern Quilt Guild, CA, USA

  • Crystal Lake Midwest Quilt Guild, USA

  • Chaska Area Quilt Guild, USA

  • Coastal Quilters of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild, Texas
  • Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild, England

  • Charlotte Quilters Guild, NC
  • Camarillo Quilters Association, CA
  • Quinobequin Quilt Guild, Boston, MA


IG Live Chats

Quilting within the Latino Community (In Spanish) with Mercedes of @Detalles_de_una_quilter, SPAIN

Quilting and its impact within Latin America (In Spanish) with Laura @quiltpartycr, Bernina Ambassador, COSTA RICA

Quilting Journey with Michele of Oliso and Leslie Tucker Jenison.

Quilting as a Therapeutic Process with Vanessa Christenson of V&Co

Makers Chat with Jennifer Sampou


Media Kit & Pricing

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