DeLoa was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and quilts have been a part of her life as far as she can remember. She started quilting at a professional level in 1978 and started teaching in 1980. DeLoa hand quilted for hire and did custom orders along with her teaching.
DeLoa has carried her traditional quilting background into her machine quilting. In the last 9 years, she has done 3500 customer quilts. Many of her classes feature free motion designs that can be quickly done on customer quilts but have a very traditional look. Her quilts and customer quilts have won at many national shows.
DeLoa currently lives in South Haven, Mi with her husband Dave and two youngest children Kimberly and Katarina. She is the mother of 8 children and a beautiful granddaughter.