We have a dairy of 55 cows in the rolling hills of western New York
State where we raised two daughters who have now blessed us with four
grandchildren. I began quilting in the 1970s to make presents for friends having babies using the scraps from the clothes I'd made for me and the girls - poverty induced quilting! My first quilts were appliques on pre-quilted fabric. My first foray into pieced quilts involve "Snail's Trail". I've made several traditional quilts, some not so traditional quilts and went over to art quilts in a big way after visiting the Quilt Festival in Paducah and discovering that I'm not really a quilter, but rather a fiber artist. I do a lot of handpainted fabric use handcut stamps, use photos and poems - I am first a poet, all the rest of my life came after the poetry. This is a picture of "August's Bitter Gold".