She also licenses her designs to Peking Handicraft Inc. to be made into rugs, pillows, aprons and kitchen towels.
Valori has been creating how-to quilting and lifestyle books since college, coauthoring nine books with her mom and three on her own. Her books explore innovative techniques with the subject matter being nature and flowers with her beautiful photography as inspiration.
In 1999 Valori joined The Stitchin' Post staff as a notions, books and pattern buyer and has since moved on to create an extensive web site and knitting department. Her other responsibility is managing the Quilter's Affair Conference. As co-owner of the business she and her mother pool ideas and keep the store on the cutting edge of sewing, quilting and knitting.
She has always maintained a love of photography, especially black and white. With the digital age she can capture her images and utilize them for fabric design and fine art. She and her husband, Ross, live just outside of Sisters with their daughters, Olivia Rose, Violette Grace and son, Teague Ashton.