Mandy Leins

Mandalei Quilts

Mandy Leins, a longarmer, pattern designer, and author, has been quilting professionally for ten years. A former Classical archaeologist and Latin teacher, Mandy is inspired by Classical art and archaeology, and her quilts reflect modern design and classic technique.

She loves to work with a variety of materials from cotton to wool and silk, and used both hand and machine sewing techniques in her quilts and projects. Mandy lives in upstate New York with her husband and kids and one massive dog.

Current Retreat: Sew in Your Jammies 2021


Working with Wool

Do you love the look of wool applique but don’t know where to start? Learn how to prepare and applique felted woven wool to make an elegant pillow design. A fun and interesting technique, working with wool is another way to add interest to any project!