Toby has been quilting since 1985 and teaching quilting workshops since 1995. She considers herself a traditional quilter who loves working with traditional quilt blocks, but likes to add her own special flair. She has won many national awards for her quilts. She has her own line of patterns and templates under the name of Gateway Quilts & Stuff, Inc. and two books; St. Louis Stars and Kaleidostars. Toby also does commissioned work for many of the major fabric companies and has been published in most of the national quilt magazines since 1998. In her classes she enjoys instilling the feeling that quilting should be fun, not difficult and loves hearing students say, “I didn’t think I could do that!” Her background in Special Education makes her an excellent teacher. All of Toby’s classes include precision piecing techniques.