If you would like to know a little bit about me, grab a cup of cocoa and scroll on down! Otherwise choose any link from the left and enjoy my work!
I was born in Ohio in 1962. My mom's mother taught me how to sew on buttons and hand-hem by the time I was in Kindergarten. My dad's mother taught me how to crochet and knit. When I was about ten she taught me how to sew on a machine. The first few things I made fit horribly, so I shelved that idea for quite a few years!
When I was 19, I moved to Florida and got a job in a bank. I knew I needed to dress "professionally" but had more ingenuity than money! So I used some tax-return money to buy a sewing machine, some mix-and-match patterns, and fabric, and sat down to "teach" myself to sew all over again. By the time I got married in 1983 I had made my own wedding gown.
I went on to make most of the clothes for my family in those early "only a few of us" years. I won awards, too--as high as 2nd place in the State Fair for a tailored man's suit (twice) and Grand Champion in the County Fair for a bridesmaid's dress.
Since I am an inveterate "scrap-saver," quilting seemed a logical step! Actually I am an artist, and since having children, have never really wanted to mess with paints or canvasses. Fabric has become my medium of choice, both in quality-constructed clothing and in quilts. Although I prefer traditional, scrap-pieced block construction over applique or more "artsy" forms, I have used each of these. All of the quilts you see here have been made since 1996 (except the heart quilt).
Some other things that interest me:
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