Born into a craft family, Elizabeth Spurlock learned crafts from family and friends, including embroidery from her grandmother and cross stitch from a college friend. She has worked as a full time designer for a cross-stitch publication, and has served as the design director for two other craft publishers. Elizabeth especially enjoys teaching beginning stitchers and introducing them to the fun and sense of accomplishment that comes from creating cross stitched accessories for themselves and gifts for their friends and family. She believes that beautiful, fun designs can be crafted even at a basic skill level, and that beginners will feel a greater sense of accomplishment and gain more lasting interest in the craft if they can create something they are proud to show off or give as a gift. Elizabeth lives in Atlanta, with her husband and two sons.