Kathreen Ricketson

ricketsonKathreen Ricketson lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband, Rob, and their two kids. Together they publish a kid’s e-magazine called Action Pack. In 2006 she founded Whipup.net, a leading voice in the online craft community and the go-to site for craft inspiration, tutorials and advice.

Kathreen is the author of Whip Up Mini Quilts (Chronicle Books, 2010), Little Bits Quilting Bee (Chronicle Books, 2011), and the editor of Kids’ Crafternoon: Sewing, Papercraft, Felting, and Beading (Hardie Grant, all 2011). All her books are illustrated by her husband, Rob Shugg.

Kathreen and Rob are now embarked on a new project: a year-long road trip across Australia with the whole family. And of course there’ll be a book to document the whole experience (including lots of projects and crafts for entertaining and educating school-aged kids): Family Road Trip, which will be published by Roost Books/Shambhala Press in 2014.