Amanda Jane Ogden studied Textiles & Surface Pattern, then worked for 13 years as a teacher before becoming self-employed in 2014. Her studio is at Ushaw (historic building near Durham). She designs quilts for national publications and for sale - frequently to commission. She teaches on-line and in-person courses. She has exhibited quilts in the categories of traditional, modern, contemporary and art quilts at the Festival of Quilts in the last few years. She is also a fabric designer.