leahvh

alaska

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My Bio

It seems like I've had a needle in my hand since I was a young girl.  I am self taught for most media's, embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, beading, quilting and i am also a photographer, i dabble in mosaics and have tried stained glass, but i always seem to go back to quilting or something quilt related.  Lately I've been creating my one of a kind purses using antique frames and have been having a ball!   I'm not sure where this God given talent comes from as I seem to be the only artist in my family.  I sewed for Quiltmaker magazine back in the 90's as a "home sewer" and  my work was photographed in 2 years worth of magazines.  I have also taught various types of quilting over the years in many quilt shops.   I often design my own quilts as I really like to think outside the box and find patterns and kits too mentally confining.