- Ami’s easy-going teaching style and incorrigible sense of humor have made her a sought-after instructor on the national circuit for over 20 years. She was named Teacher of the Year for 2005. First introduced to quiltmaking in 1975 while conducting research among the Old Order Amish, Ami has made over 200 quilts. She is the author of eight quilting books, numerous patterns, and creator of the infamous Worst Quilt In The World Contest®. She is the founder of The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative and the curator of “Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece,” a quilt exhibit coming to a venue near you. Ami writes a free monthly e-newsletter with over 16,000 subscribers.