Luana Rubin is an entrepreneur and artist-activist from Boulder Colorado.
Her business eQuilter.com has raised $1.7 million for non-profits such as Ocean Conservancy, Doctors Without Borders, and Engineers Without Borders. She is a Bernina Ambassador, and a member of the Color Marketing Group, an international color trend forecasting organization.
She has worked as a designer in the quilting, textile, and garment industries since 1980. Her weekly e-newsletter at eQuilter goes out to 120,000 subscribers, and she has spoken at quilt festivals around the world on the topic of International Quilt Trends. She has also spoken at textile trade shows and trend conferences around the world. Luana reviews 150,000 products per year and buys 14,000 from her textile manufacturing suppliers who are mostly in New York and Los Angeles.