I have always been a bit of a creative “handful”. As a child, I was always planning events and activities for the neighborhood kids…complete with craft activities and themed foods of course. When I was 8 my mom taught me to sew and a whole new world opened up for me! I made costumes and outfits for my sisters and our pets, and in high school, I designed and sewed my formal dresses. When I turned 18 I was introduced to my true passion…..quilting!
After college, I started writing patterns and then got married and started a family. With all the things that a busy mom has to do each day, I found that making time to quilt is what kept me centered. Unlike meals and endless laundry, it was the one thing I did in a day that “stayed done”.
I have belonged to many wonderful quilting circles across the country, and have met amazing people along the way! There is something special about connecting
with others that share the same passion. When I started teaching classes at a local quilt shop it amazed me that so many quilters have been taught from a
negative perspective. They have been told what “not” to do, and as a result are afraid to put their own creative mark on a project. I’ve always believed in my own creative interpretation and encouraged others to do the same. I strive to incorporate this potential for unique creativity into all my designs.