Phyllis Biffle Elmore was raised by her grandmother Lula Horn (1883-1988), in rural Alabama during the mid 1950’s and 1960’s. Her book “Quilt of Souls: A Memoir,” is dedicated to the memory of her grandmother; a quilter and storyteller who only made quilts from the clothing of people who had passed on. Her quilts were called “quilts of souls”. Each piece of clothing told the story of how that person lived and died.
Phyllis has spoken in over 100 venues throughout the United States. Ms. Elmore is also a 20-year Air Force and Army veteran and received her Master’s Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida.