Megan Cavagnaro Dye from Monkey Beans is a textile-obsessed mom of two in Portland, Oregon. Her lifelong love of crafting has developed into a passion for design. As a self-taught sewist, she appreciates the generous and inspiring bloggers and crafters online. Writing clear, easy-to-follow tutorials is one way she gives back to that community. (Check out her step-by-step tutorials for the Trajectory quilt, all on the right sidebar of the Monkey Beans blog.)

Find more from Megan on the Monkey Beans blog and in the Monkey Beans shop. Megan enjoys crafting for a cause and donates 100 percent of her shop’s proceeds to charity. Megan is up next with a zakka-inspired Valentine bunting!