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About Nancy Mirman



Nancy Mirman began quiltmaking in 1984, discovering a lasting and creative expression for her love of fabric, color and design. In 1990, this passion led Nancy to design a coat for herself. A year later, she turned that garment into a pattern, the Kandu Coat, successfully launching her pattern publishing company, Design and Planning Concepts. Nancy's wearable art patterns are sold throughout the United States and internationally, and have been featured in various publications and on television.
 
Nancy's clothing designs are known for their style, comfort and mixture of fabrics; this makes them unique and appealing to quilters. Although Nancy's patterns are very beautiful, they are easy to make - no darts, no zippers, no interfacing and only an occasional buttonhole. 

Nancy's flair for mixing colors and fabrics is apparent in the photographs on the covers of her patterns. She shares her ideas and suggestions in each pattern under a section called "Fabric Selection". Her patterns provide clear and easy to follow instructions with many illustrations.

Designing wearable art patterns has not diminished Nancy's enthusiasm for quilting. Nancy's quilts have won numerous ribbons and awards, and her "Baltimore Nights" quilt has been on tour in the United States and Europe.