Ella has been sewing since she was little girl, taught by her mother who insisted on making Halloween costumes. She has an MFA in Design for Theatre with a background in costume and lighting design. Now she works at Fossil as a visual merchandiser and has time to sew for herself! Sewing has been a life long passion and Ella loves to share it with others.
Latifah Saafir is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. Combining her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing, Latifah creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail. A co-founder of both the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild, Latifah currently teaches workshops to guilds around the country.