riverart

My Bio

I have been quilting since Jan. 2000 when a girl friend asked me if I wanted to learn.  My first thought was, cut up fabric then sew it back together, I don't think so.  However, spending the weekend with a girl friend did sound like fun, so I said yes.  I started out with traditional quilting for the first 5 or 6 years then as I met more quilters and the various styles of these quilters I slowly moved towards art quilts. I still make traditional quilts but they are almost always my own design now.  I have tried many techniques and currently have been creating quilts using the Ruth McDowell method of piecing.  It allows me to express myself through an abstraction of my photos.  My avatar is the very first quilt I did using this method.  It hangs over our bed.  I have sold a few pieces and done a few commissioned works as well.  I also enjoy making totes, purses, wallets, ect... If I'm not sewing you could find me painting, rubber stamping or some sort of paper project or perhaps combining all of it together.  

Since moving out to the lake I have enjoyed a new studio with lots of light and plenty of space to spead out and not have to put anything up just to eat dinner.   Our children are grown my husband is retired and I now have time to create without running to some school function to pick kids up.  When I'm not in the studio my husband and I are out on the lake fishing, or visiting with family and friends.   

Visit my new shop on Etsy at:  www.riveredgedesigns.etsy.com

Visit me on FB at RiverEdge Designs

Announcements

  • 14 Jan 2010
  • National Quilting Museum

    I recieved a phone call asking if my quilt "I See London I See France" could be loaned as part of an exhibit of Kentucky quilters and the National Quilting Musuem in Paducah.  Of course I said "yes".  It has been a real thrill to have a quilt hanging in the museum.  The entire exhibit is awsome.  The exhibit opened Nove 13, 2009 and will close Feb. 9th 2010.