I became an addicted quilter in the ‘90’s when I made my first applique quilts. I didn’t know when I signed up for a block of the month Baltimore Album quilt that I was tackling something that was supposed to be difficult–I just thought it was beautiful. One block at a time I learned how to applique and when it came time to quilt it, I learned how to hand quilt. Hand applique and hand quilting are still my favorite forms of quilting.
After making quilts from other people’s patterns I wanted to create something unique, so I ventured into crazy quilting. I had embroidered many pillowcases as a child, so crazy quilting was an easy step for me. And once I made one crazy quilt I had all those beautiful threads and ribbons and laces, so I naturally had to make more to use the supplies, and I needed to use them up. I love the detail of crazy quilts. A viewer can spend a lot of time up close finding new things and no two will ever be the same.
Recently beading has become more important in my work. I often add beads as embellishment to my quilts, but I have developed some patterns and taught some classes in beading boxes, pictures and dolls. You can’t go wrong with beads–they are beautiful, no matter what you do with them.
My quilts have won several awards at the North Central Washington Quilt Guild Show and at the Association of Pacific West Quilters Show. They have also been shown in the Paducah Quilt Show. I love sharing them and I hope you enjoy seeing them.”