Welcome to my page. I'd like to share a little about my quilting journey with you.
I made my first quilt in January of 2014. It was a simple alternate block which I made without a pattern or any instructions. I used 5/8" seams, pressed them open and attempted to stitch in the seam lines without a walking foot. To say the least, it was not a total success and the chore of cutting fabric up just to sew it back together did not excite me, so I had no plans to ever make another quilt. A couple of weeks later my daughter asked me if I would like to go with her to a sew day for 'Quilts for Kids'. While I didn't really care about making quilts, I thought it would be a good opportunity to spend time with my daughter, so I went. After learning what a quarter-inch foot was, buying a walking foot for cross-hatching, piecing a quilt with adorable children's fabric and spending a lovely day sharing the activity with my daughter, I was hooked! I pieced and cross-hatched over twenty-five quilts in the next three months. In May, I bought a free-motion foot and started learning to fmq on my domestic. I absolutely fell in love with free motion quilting. I did many charity quilts to learn and improve my skills.
I made my first whole cloth in my sixth month of fmq. It was awarded the 'Best Rookie' ribbon and $1000 in 2015 at HMQS
I now use a Handi Quilter Fusion. All my quilting is custom and hand-guided using the piecing of the quilt to determine the quilting design. I respect how much time, talent and money goes into the making of each and every quilt top and do my absolute best to enhance it with my quilting. I don't feel the quilting should ever be just a method to hold the top, batting, and backing together but should be an integral part of the beauty of the quilt.
Handi Quilter has given me the great honor of being the featured quilter in their ads, summer of 2016
Email me a photo of your quilt and let's discuss quilting designs that will enhance it's beauty!