Biography



I follow my passion...
I travel and teach across the nation, teaching hand quilting, precision piecing, and hand and machine applique techniques and quilt design.  I grew up with quilts on every bed.  My mother, grandmothers, and aunts all made quilts.  They were made to be used and most were 'loved to death'.  I just thought everyone knew how to quilt.


After graduating from college with a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics, I taught in public schools until the birth of my first son.  A variety of career experiences followed, including that of insurance agent, piano teacher, and custom framer.  I then returned to school to earn my Master's Degree in Special Education.  It was during my 13-year career as a special education teacher that I rekindled my love of quilting.  Since that time.  I have produced many award-winning hand-quilted quilts in addition to constructing many more as gifts for family and friends.


I am an active member of many different quilt-related organizations and have won numerous awards.  Awards include: Best Hand Wormanship Purchase Award, American Quilter's Society 2003, Best of Show at Quilt America! in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Mary Krickbaum Award for Best Hand Quilting from the National Quilt Association; and First Place ribbons in such prestigious shows as the World Quilt and Textile Show, Quilter's Heritage Celebration in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, and Indiana Heritage Celebration, Bloomington, Indiana.