Bio - Meet Elizabeth Granberg-Jerome, custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts. Liz started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts. Liz has long loved the challenge of a new project or technique on her quilting journey. However, like many quilters, these projects have often turned into UFOs or generated extra blocks that became orphans stranded in her stash. Thanks to a guild challenge in 2021 encouraging members to move a UFO project forward at least one step—cutting, making the blocks, turning blocks into a top, prepping for quilting, quilting, or binding—she managed to complete a number of projects over the 28+ weeks the challenge continued. Despite this progress, the list of UFOs and orphans remains long and a topic that will bring laughter, camaraderie, and inspiration as she shares her story.

Liz is known for her Hexified Panel quilts, a variation on the One Block Wonder technique. These quilts, each unique, have been made in all sizes from an 80”x80” bed quilt down to an 8”x10” mini. Two of Liz’s hexified panel quilts appear in One Block Wonders of the World by Maxine Rosenthal & Linda Bardes (2017: C&T Publishing), and five of her quilts appear in One Block Wonder Panel Quilts by Maxine Rosenthal & Nancy Miller (2021: C&T Publishing). Liz has made several quilts as guest quilt artist for Paintbrush Studio and Timeless Treasures Fabrics. Liz teaches a variety of classes including the hexified panel quilt workshop and free motion quilting on domestic sewing machines/sit-down midarm quilters for guilds and at several quilt shops across northeast Kansas, and was a teacher at the 2017 and 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festivals.

Liz lives in Baldwin City, Kansas, with her husband Leslie, whom she met at a quilting retreat in 2016 when he attended her Hexified Panel Quilt workshop. Together they are creating works of art as they continue to stretch the boundaries of the original One Block Wonder technique.