“When I grow up, I want to be an artist.” I kept repeating that mantra for decades. Then in 1998, my cousin Judy introduced me to her quilt camp and the addiction hit. I love all parts of the quilting process: the vision, the fondling of the fabric, the cutting, the combining, the quilting, and the standing back to enjoy. Currently I can’t say I like just one type of quilt. I’m still experimenting with all types of contemporary approaches. And I admit to being my Mother’s daughter (with the need to create) and my Daddy’s daughter and Auntie R’Lue’s niece (with the need to collect and store everything). I currently live and play in Camas, WA. fiber artist.
My studio is filled with wonderful “hardware.” I have several little Singer Featherweight machines, a Bernina that is almost always accessorized with a walking foot, and a couple of sergers. The pièce de résistance is Junebug, my APQS longarm quilting machine, that finishes quilts for me and for my friends and family.
The “software” is a wall of fabric. We quilters call that a “stash.” There’s a lot in my stash. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the amount of projects waiting to be made, and other times I am incredibility inspired by what’s around me.
Because I have that “need to create”, I want to share my creations with others. I love seeing my work being enjoyed in the homes of the friends and family.