February - Tana Mueller
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Tana Mueller is a native Texan, successful designer, teacher, award winning quilter, retail shop and internet business owner. She now resides in Crowley, TX with her two boys (Brandon & Kyle) and her best friend since 1984, Marty.
Her love for teaching began in law enforcement in 1980. Tana has had assignments from a communications dispatcher, administrative police sergeant to administrative instructor/educator in both Dallas and Fort Worth Police Academies and even teaching the D.A.R.E. program in the Crowley Independent School District. After 20 plus years of law enforcement, Tana and her family decided that it was time for her to leave this profession behind and move on. In 2004, Tana began to create quilts her way. Many of her techniques were so different and unusual that a typical quilter might not have considered to try them.
There is nothing traditional about her art quilts and she says "that's is the way it is supposed to be".
In early 2005, she began the "design's by tana" brand and later that year opened her retail store "Quiltin' N Texas". Both businesses are currently located in Crowley, TX. In September 2013, she immersed the business into the on line market and made her own website.