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I grew up in the mid-west and I was always creative. I learned a little about oil painting from a wonderful family friend, Marge Sharrow. After I saw my sister taking dance lessons, I wanted to do it too. Dance was my true love. I also began sewing as a young girl (thanks to my creative and very talented mother). I would do everything from cross-stitching and rug hooking to embellishing vintage wedding gowns (which my father would buy for me from antique shops) with pink and red lace. I majored in Dance Performance in college and loved my costuming class. I even designed and sewed costumes for dance pieces that I choreographed. (Maybe someday I’ll post a video on here…maybe. haha) I always had sewing in the background of my life but never really knew it as my #1 passion because dance was in the forefront at that time for me. After moving to New York City in my early 20’s I began working in the interior design industry as a receptionist and worked my way up to sales. I asked questions every day and was lucky enough to have a wonderful manager that was just as eager to teach me as I was to learn. Working with her taught me so much about color, texture, fabrics, patterns and general design. It was an invaluable learning experience for me and I am very grateful for that time in my life.
I have a beautiful quilt that my great-grandmother had made for me when I was born. One chilly fall day in 2006, I was home and got the quilt out to snuggle under and watch a good movie. I took a look at it and thought “I could do that! That looks like fun!” So online I went and searched for a local quilting class. Little did I know that I would become a quilting, sewing, beading and fabric addict.
Since 2006 I have been taking classes at The City Quilter in Manhattan and online courses through QuiltUniversity.com. I do as much research as possible on the internet and have a small library of books about quilting and beading, etc. which I have collected these recent years. So here I am… to learn, to share and to grow as a quilter.
Audra at AuraQuilts.com