I'm a Kansas native, although lived most of my life in Las Vegas, NV and have lived in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT for 8 years. Married, one son, age 14, and two kitty cats. My son has autism, so for years I was too busy with him to spend time on art/quilting, but in the past few years, I have set up a studio and dived back in and loving it. I love to paint, mostly murals and mixed-media textural abstracts, art journaling, sewing, machine embroidery, fiber and fabric collecting (that's really more of an obsession than an art form :-) and art quilting. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Quilting Arts TV, Magazine, store...I have learned SOO much from Pokey and all her guests/authors. I am so excited to join a community of like-minded, creative individuals!!!!