My passion is fiber art, especially quilting. I have been sewing since childhood and then made clothing for my entire family after I married. I learned the art of quilting soon after moving to Alaska. First there was hand piecing and quilting until I learned there were faster and easier ways. It was so exciting when I was introduced to the rotary cutter which helped to make my quilting dreams come true.
I lived in Alaska for 24 years where my husband and I raised our two boys. He took early retirement and we moved back to Texas where I quickly took my dream job of working in a quilt shop. The business was also a Bernina dealer where I sold machines and taught the new owners how to get the most from their purchase. I also taught all levels of quilt making skills to our customers. The owner of the shop retired and the shop closed and I thought maybe I was ready to retire, too.
Instead I joined the staff of Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman and now Mineola, Texas. I worked as the Block of the Month manager and later also as store manager. I have since semi retired but keep my hand and mind involved in the shop by working there part time.
I also own a longarm and have custom quilted many of the samples that hang in the shop. My quilting has been featured in several quilting magazines in conjunction with Stitchin’ Heaven.
I am always open to new ideas and techniques which make the quilting world so diverse. I love to share the skills needed to pass on this beautiful tradition.