Married mother of 4 sons, friend to multiple house pets and a couple of horses. Besides sewing, I love country/western dancing and trail riding with my husband. We have what seems to be an ever-expanding household full of family and friends, so cooking large quantities of food and laughing a lot are daily activities. I have been using a sewing machine since I was about 11 years old, making clothes for myself for about 30 years, then I began exploring other types of fabric art and embellishment. I love vintage textiles and design and create or embellish accessories and clothing with them. I have a nice collection of barkcloth, which was used as curtains in the 1940′s and 1950′s and has some really fun and funky patterns and colors. Now I am beginning to focus my business on creating memory quilts from clothing and story quilts, which can include imagery from photos, symbolism, memories, and fabrics from clothing.