Raija's love affair with fabric started as a child growing up in Finland. However, it wasn't until she moved to the States that she saw her first quilt. It was love at first sight! Raija has been making quilts for over 30 years and designing them full-time since 2013. Her work has been featured in several quilt magazines and other publications and she is a Certified Studio 180 Design Instructor. Raija works with several fabric companies creating designs for their future fabric collections. She is currently an Ambassador for Maywood Studio. Raija loves sharing her work at quilt guild meetings and teaching both nationally and internationally, including on quilting cruises.