I’ve always said that quilt making is in my DNA. Growing up in Kentucky, quilts were everywhere. I always marveled at the colors and patterns. After sewing garments through high school and college, I left sewing as my accounting and finance career took off. A new house that needed curtains started a home décor sewing pastime. I still wanted to make quilts but didn’t know where to start. I took my first quilting class in 2002. I’ve been taking classes, sewing, collecting fabric, designing patterns ever since. Most of my quilt designs have been driven by the fabric. Did I mention that I love fabric!
My current obsession is precuts–jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm squares you name it. I love trying to make the best use of those colorful collections. I’ve been designing patterns that elevate the scrappy nature of the fabrics inside. This will be my fourth year to teach at MAQ. I lecture, teach and sell my patterns at guilds and quilt shops around the mid-Atlantic.
I live with my husband, our swiss mountain dog and mini dachshund in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Where I happily quilt overlooking the Potomac River.
Friday Class: Tulip Crowns: A Layer Cake Quilt
Saturday Class: Friendship Chain: A Jelly Roll Quilt
Sunday Class: Indigo Weave: A Jelly Roll Quilt
MAQ Class Schedule (PDF)