Gudrun Erla of GE Designs Fabrics
Gudrun, quilt designer and owner of GE Designs, was born and raised in Iceland. In 2000, she opened the first online quilt shop in Iceland. A year later, she moved her successful venture to a storefront location. Her primary passion was designing patterns, which were all written in Icelandic at that time. She began translating her patterns into English and created a US based publishing company in early 2003. Later that year, her husband’s career change brought them to Minnesota with their three children. Today, Gudrun is multi-faceted; designing collections for Red Rooster Fabrics, as well as writing books and quilt patterns.