Susanne Woods, founder and publisher of needle and sewing crafts publisher Lucky Spool Media, died February 19, 2020, of complications from metastatic breast cancer, at her home in Pleasanton, Ca. She was 47.

Woods began her publishing career in the 1990s gaining experience in all aspects of the book and magazine publishing process while working for such publishers as Workman, Macmillan and Octopus. In 2013 she founded Lucky Spool Media, a publisher specializing in books on needlecraft and sewing, designed and produced for a new generation of fabric artists and crafters.

Best-selling Lucky Spool titles include WALK: Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Southwest Modern, Boho Embroidery,and Inspiring Improv.

Woods has also been recognized for her role on the board of directors of the Modern Quilt Guild, an organization of more than 14,000 members and 200 guilds around the world, that supports the growth and development of modern quilting.