Since I was a small child, I've always been busy creating things with my hands.
Beginning in my early twenties, knitting became my creative outlet. Then, around 1994, I took my first quilting class and immediately knew quilting was my true passion.
Quilting incorporates my love of fabric, sewing skill, and creative design ideas as well as fulfilling my desire to have an artistic medium which produces a useful, tangible product.
Quilts of all sizes - from tiny 3" x 3" Christmas tree ornaments to king-sized bed quilts - have been created in my quilting studio. But, without a doubt, my favorite items to make are baby quilts. The greatest compliment I could receive would be to see a three-year old dragging around a tattered but much-loved quilt of mine that had been given to him as a newborn.
Quilting energizes me! The only things that keep me from spending each day happily designing and creating in my secluded quilt room are my summertime garden, time spent with family, and the mundane necessities of life year-round. That's all rather simplistically stated, but you get the idea.