Natalie is the owner/designer for beyond the reef, a pattern-design company that she started one rainy north shore morning on a lanai in Hanalei, Kauai, while drinking coffee with author Jill Marie Landis. As a little girl, Natalie learned to sew, knit, and crochet from her grandmother. After a successful career in the demanding commercial/corporate interior design field in Los Angeles, Natalie decided it was time to live a new dream, and put her talents to work in another area. She has never looked back. She is author of A Modern Twist, by Martingale/TPP with contributions by Angela Walters. Her first fabric line, Hand Maker for Windham Fabrics, is being shipped to quilt shops Fall 2016. Having always lived on the beach, she draws her inspiration for color and design from the sea, the sky, and the land. These days you’ll find Natalie in the studio in sunny Southern California, or out and about with her dog, Stitch.