I’ve been “sewing” since I was old enough to hold scissors, but my first real project was a dress (for my sister—I was no fool), made when I was around 11.
I made my own clothing for years, but switched to quilts when I figured out that fitting a quilt to a bed was more fun than fitting clothes to my body.
EVEN SO, a memorable early quilt was taken to the guest bed as soon as it was finished—and was found to fit the TOP of the bed exactly, with no allowance for drop on the sides!
I’ve done better since then…
Most of my quilts are my own design, and most of them are modern.
I enter contests and shows occasionally. Sometimes I win something or sell something, which is pleasant, but really I quilt because it’s FUN. You can see one of my winning designs here.
I write for magazines a little, and you can read about one of my magazine articles here.
And of course I teach quilting and talk to guilds. One of my recent classes is a modern scrap quilt. You can see the process here.
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