I made my first quilt in 1980 when a neighbor taught me to do a hand stitched pillow. I was eager to get out the sewing machine and make many more. For many years I did hand quilting on my projects but my ideas came faster than I wanted and needed to make tops and move on. So now I take them to get machine quilted in the last 4 years. Although I have been machine quilting my own landscape and smaller baby quilts.
I have made hundreds of quilts over the years for family and friends. I did not sew steadily all these years, I was painting for a while and raising my family. I have come back to quilting in 2000 when I taught my 70 year old mother to quilt. Together we have done many more quilts inspiring one another along the way. We have donated many quilts to charities including Guide Dogs, Animal shelters, Donkey Rescue, to those suffering from Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer and Diabetes as well as Dog and Horse rescue and more recently to the Quilts of Valor foundation in my local area. This is where my heart lies, now having had a son who served for 5 years in the US NAVY. I recently started to do landscapes and find that I love them and look forward to creating many more this year. It is a creative outlet that allows me some peace and solitude and reflection and I am sure is a necessary part of my healing journey.