Rashida Coleman-Hale has been making things ever since she can remember. She studied fashion design atthe Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Not sure if fashion was her calling, she traded hersewing machine for a computer and worked as a freelance graphic designer. Her passion for sewingwas rekindled in 2006 after the arrival of her first child, and she began the blog I Heart Linen to document her re-born creative life and her life as a stay-at-home mommy.
A fabric designer as well as an author, Rashida has designed fabric for TimelessTreasures and Cloud 9 Fabrics. Her first book, I Love Patchwork, was published byInterweave press in Fall 2009 and was awarded the 2010 PubWest Book DesignBronze Medal in the How-To/Crafts category. Her second book, Zakka Style,was published by C&T Publishing in Fall 2011.
Rashida lives in Atlanta with her husband and their three children.