I’ve always been a craft dork. I remember a childhood filled with painting classes and beading looms…with hours and hours spent between the tall bookshelves of my local library, always in the craft aisle, hunched over and devouring a fat stack of books on the floor. Far before the internet had come on the scene, I absorbed every craft book I could possibly get my hands on. Embroidery, flower drying, jewelry, crochet, pottery, and of course, sewing…goodness knows I spent many a dime in library fines when I just couldn’t bare to drop my favorite books into the return slot.
I officially caught the quilting bug in 1992, though I know it had rooted much earlier. Perhaps it was all those Sun Bonnet Sues who sweetened up my nursery as a young child. Or all that secret digging through my grandmother’s mysterious sewing box, tightly packed with threads of every color and more tomato pincushions than a person could possibly need in a lifetime. Whatever it was, it resonated in me more deeply than anything I’d ever known. Quilting is like painting and fabric is my paint…mesmerizing shapes, endless colors, limitless possibilities. But this painting is made to be snuggled.
In addition to designing and making quilts, I have an even more joyous job! I’m a wife, and a mother to 4 amazing children. They are my inspiration, my light- they make me laugh every single day, and never cease to remind me why it is I love to quilt- it’s beauty, it’s joy, it’s comfort, it’s love.
How I actually find time to quilt is a complete mystery. Somewhere amidst the wonderful craziness of motherhood and household managing, I manage to find time to sew, or rather perhaps it finds me. I think it helps that I’ve finally created sewing spaces that are thoroughly part of the main areas of our house, rather than tucked away, like the secret cave sewing rooms of my past. There’s no denying it, there’s no sneaking away…it’s a part of every day, so why not bring my sewing out where the rest of the family is? I think this helps to make the sewing less of “my” thing and more of a family thing.
Well, that’s a little about me! Thanks for stopping by to check out my site! Wishing you a most delightful, colorful day, and hoping you’re doing what brings you joy.