My Story

I have been sewing since 7th grade home economics. I began my quilting passion in 1981 when I took an Eleanor Burns quilt in a day class. In the late 1980’s through mid-1990’s I worked for Kaye England where Kaye’s unique presence in the quilt industry provided me the opportunities to learn under some of the greatest quilters of our time. I have been teaching various quilting techniques to beginners and advanced quilters since 1988. I enjoy teaching budding quilt artists and beginners to reveal their own creative outlet.

My quilts have been awarded ribbons and recognized at Road to California, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Denver National Quilt Fest, National Quilting Association and the Hoffman Challenge 1990. My quilts have been in numerous books and magazines including Journey to Jericho, Voices of the Past, Voices of the Past II and Quilters Newsletter Magazine.

I believe that everyone needs a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Everyone needs a passion; some endeavor that creates a sense of joy and peace. For me, that is working with textile arts, whether creating a small quilt for a toddler to drag around and love, designing a special and unique piece of art for a family to cherish, providing a quilt that hangs out on the couch for evening cuddles, useful notecards that reach out to someone far away and let them know you are thinking of them, or providing co-workers a valuable bonding experience… that is why I do what I do.