Debbie is an Ann Arbor, MI based textile artist, teacher and author whose work focuses on the power, elegance, and serenity of the line in a minimalist style with a limited color palette.

Debbie’s work, Canterbury #2, won First Place in Appliqué at QuiltCon 2018.  Her work has been exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and the American Quilter’s Society and has been published in many books and magazines including Modern Patchwork. Her book, Lines by Design Quilts (Fons and Porter), was published in 2016.

She can be found online at and on Instagram (@debbiegrifka).

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