Martha Walker has been making quilts for over 40 years, and enjoys every aspect of quilt making including piecework, appliqué and quilting. In addition to designing quilts, she designs projects in a variety of needle arts such as wool appliqué, punch needle and hooked rugs. She publishes patterns through her company, Wagons West Designs, and is the author of Betsy's Scrapbag, Annie's Scrapbag, "Be Merry: Quilts and Projects for Your Holiday Home"
(Kansas City Star Quilts) and "Vintage Christmas"
. Martha has designed three fabric lines for Henry Glass Fabrics and Co. and Studio e Fabrics.
Martha began exhibiting her original designs in 1994 and has won numerous awards including ribbons at International Quilt Festival (2005), American Quilter's Society Quilt Show (2000, 2007), National Quilter's Association Quilt Show (2005), Pacific International Quilt Festival (2006), Road to California (2001, 2002), Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival (2002), and The Arizona Quilter's Guild Quilt Show (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007).
Her quilts and designs have been featured in many publications including Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, (Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2012,), Primitive Quilts and Projects (Fall 2013, Fall 2012), Simply Vintage (Fall 2013), Quiltmania Special Children (2012), Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from today's top designers (Vol. 10, Winter 2014, Vol. 9, Spring 2014, Vol. 8 Winter 2013, Vol. 7, Spring 2013, Vol. 5, Spring 2012, Vol. 4, Fall 2011, Vol. 3, Spring 2011, Vol. 1, Fall 2009), Quilt Country (Oct./Nov. 2010, Feb./March, 2010, Oct./Nov. 2009, Dec., 2009), Magic Patch (Nov./ Dec. 2011, Nov./Dec. 2009, Sept./Oct.2009) and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine (Oct. 2006, Sept. 2006, July/Aug. 2006 and Sept. 2002),
Interview with Voyage Phoenix Magazine: http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/meet-martha-walker-wagons-west-designs-phoenix/