Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting is an Award Winning 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, teaching "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 been featured in numerous Magazines and Podcasts such as, Art Quilting Studio MagazineBetter Homes & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilting Love Magazine, Fons & Porters, McCalls Quilt & Tell, and QuiltBuzz.

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.

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). 

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)



HandiQuilter Ambassador  

Wonderfil Specialty Threads



Spectrum Magazine, November 2022

Art Quilting Studio, Summer 2022

Love Quilting Magazine, UK, Issue 99

Better Home & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting

Spoonflower Blog Feature


In-Person Retreats


Sew Fancy with Pink Door Fabrics, Denver, CO (March 8-12, 2023)

Empty Spools, Monterey, CA (May 5-10, 2023)

Cambridge, United Kingdom with The Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild (September 21-24, 2023) & (September 29 - October 01,2023)


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


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


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


Promotion Press Images:

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Veruschka Zarate, Head Shot


Pride & Joy Quilting Logo

Pride & Joy Filler Image

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