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. After some simple instructions, my daughter and I pieced an adorable quilt top using children's fabric and we were both hooked. My daughter and I pieced quite a few tops within the next few months so the tops were piling up for QFK so I figured I better learn how to free motion quilt so they could be usable quilts. In May, I bought a free-motion foot and started playing with fmq on my domestic. I absolutely fell in love with free motion quilting. In December I quilted a whole cloth and entered it at HMQS. I was trilled when it took the Best Rookie Award and won a cash prize of $1000. I purchased a 18” Handi Quilter longarm on a frame six months later in June of 2015, two years later I switched to an INNOVA longarm. My husband tells others to “Never underestimate the power of a woman who drives an Innova!!” LOL
Most of my quilting is custom and it is all hand-guided using the piecing of a 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 the quilting.
I feel the quilting should be more then just a method to hold the top, batting, and backing together. It should be an integral part of the beauty of the quilt.
Inspiration for this whole cloth came from a desire to create a quilt that reflected my mother’s style and taste. My mother was already deceased when I began quilting so she has never seen any of my quilts but I feel certain this would have been her favorite.
Handi Quilter gave me the great honor of being the featured quilter in their ads in the summer of 2016