Even as a young child, I both enjoyed and felt a need to be creative. As an adult, I take great pleasure in my creative passions. Quilting and working with fabric on other projects has consumed me for the last several years. I have also been designing quilts and writing patterns. I am fortunate to have the total support of my husband. He has done a lot of work in my studio. He even learned EQ6 and helps me put my designs from paper to computer!
I do not stay in any particular bounds – I do contemporary, traditional, modern and art quilts. I love bold colors. I usually let the fabric speak to me, then choose the pattern, although I do sometimes fall in love with a pattern first.
I have also been blessed with two very talented children. My son is a photographer and wood carver and has a great appreciation for my quilts. My daughter is, in modern terminology, a sewist and has been more recently journeying into the quilting world. I am proud to say that her talents have surpassed mine! She also creates in the kitchen doing cake decorating and other yummy delights. Last year she started a jewelry line. Whew!!
It has been so much fun the last few years leading creative retreats here in North Carolina. Creative women from many states have joined in the fun. Please visit my retreat page – I’d love for you to join me!