1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a third generation quilter, still using the quilt my grandmother made for me. For many years raising my 6 children took all the time and attention available. Now some kids are grown and the rest are in school and I have time to create. New ideas swirl around in my thoughts all day long. The hardest part is choosing which ones to sew into quilts. I’ve been quilting and designing professionally since 2011.
2. What are your favorite projects to design?
I love designing quilts that can be made easily and quickly. I like to make quilts that can be sewn in a day, with fun surprise elements of texture; quilts that look complicated but are really easy.
3. What is your favorite thing you have made for yourself? For someone else?
My favorite quilt I’ve made is called “All is Vanity”. I made 3 copies of this quilt. One is hanging in my workshop, and I gave one to my cousin. This quilt was the first story quilt I designed, so it is special to me. It illustrates the futility of striving so hard in life and was inspired by Ecclesiastes 1: 4-6. Having it in my workshop reminds me to keep life in perspective.
4. What is your favorite season/holiday to decorate for?
I love Halloween because the decorations make me smile.
5. Any other interests or hobbies?
I love reading and walking. I try to walk 2 miles a day. I read whenever I’m not sewing.
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