I learned how to sew and embroider by hand when I was in second grade, taught by my grandmother and my great aunt. I got my first sewing machine when I was in 5th grade and have been sewing ever since.
I have been quilting on and off for over 35 years, Quilting “obsessively” (as my husband says) for the last 15+ years. I have been a Traveling Quilt Teacher for about the last 8 years. Just about all quilting styles appeal to me. Handwork and machine, traditional to art quilts. I love to try new techniques and ‘tweak’ old ones to make them new and fresh!
I have a small rigid heddle loom to weave my own fabric to incorporate into some of my art quilts. I love playing with the different textures that you can get from different fibers! I also crochet and knit, and am learning how to tat lace. Never a dull moment!
Personal info: I am married to a career Army man (35 yrs Active Duty !!) and have traveled all over the world. We have lived on 3 continents….I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve packed and moved ! 3 children - 2 daughters and 1 son. The girls are in Indiana, my son is in the Army and his location changes as often as ours does. 4 grandchildren - 2 girls and 2 boys, all of them in Indiana. 2 cats, crazy and stupid, but lovable anyway.
Thanks for Sharing in my Quilting Adventures!!
Quilting From the Hardware Store
Friday, July 21, 2017 3:30pm-5:00pm-Join me for a light-hearted lecture and trunk show featuring quilting tips from the hardware store! Everyone runs to the quilt shop- and I agree that's fun to do- BUT have you ever explored the many hidden wonders of the Hardware Store? This lecture will be held at Marion Public Library in Meeting Room B.
Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm- This class will make a small wall hanging using four (4) different techniques for machine applique. Each technique will provide a different "edge finish" look and give you the skill set to make your applique your own style, from a formal edge finish to a casual or 'primitive' look. Please bring your own machine so you are comfortable with its use! This workshop will be in Room 120 at Sunnycrest Baptist.
Supply list coming soon...