About me . . .

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Quilting has long been recognized as an American art form. I am an artist using fabric to design works of art.  For over 20 years, quilting has been my passion.  I love the process of choosing a pattern and the fabric.  I found out early on that I also enjoy finding easy ways to design and make quilts.  From attending Empty Spools Seminars for several years, I have been privileged to have studied under Ann Fahl, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Carol Taylor, Nancy Elliot McDonald, Jean Wells, Freddy Moran, and Gwen Marston. By taking classes, you take ideas that work for you to form your own works of art. I then started teaching quilting and have enjoyed inspiring new artists.  I started Quilting Discoveries when I discovered an innovative technique of putting your quilt on point without cutting any side setting triangles.  In collaboration with my past publisher, Ann Anderson, and through my current publisher Nancy Dill at QuiltWoman.com, there are now 30 patterns using this technique.  Known as the Straight to the PointTM Series (STTP), the patterns are featured by my publisher QuiltWoman.com at all of the International Quilt Shows in the U.S.  I also have 47 patterns in publication with traditional layouts.

Over the most recent years, I have also been honored to have had my patterns featured in Quilter's World, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, American Quilter magazines, and another in a 2012 Leisure Arts published book Quilting In Black and White.  My most recent magazine pattern is called Raspberry Sorbet for the summer 2015 issue of Quilter's World that was chosen for the cover of this issue.

I have also enjoyed the many friendships and fun that teaching others and quilting together has made in my life.  As I have been inspired by others to new ideas and creativity, it is most gratifying to see others create their own art.  For my classes, I teach from one of my patterns and show cutting steps, easy methods for having flat borders, and much more.

I am currently retired, however, I am available to Quilt Guilds and groups in the Puget Sound Area for Trunk Shows and presentations, and teaching classes.  At Trunk Shows I bring a large variety of quilts to show and share the many methods I have learned to make a successful quilt - from color to design.

It is my hope that my presentations, classes, and patterns will inspire others to find their own ...

Quilting Discoveries.


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