Hi my name is Deon Lewis. I am a computer technician for a local internet provider. I love everything to do with quilting any kind of fiber. I am married and have two teenage sons. When Im not working or hauling my sons around to their many activities, Im sewing, quilting or painting fabric. My grandmother was a seamstress and I have loved sewing since I was a child. My grandmother taught me how to quilt at around 12. For the longest, I only did traditional quilting by hand. Then I discovered machine quilting and I fell in love with how fast I could complete a quilt and start putting together my next piece. I love hand dyed fabrics and batiks. I absolutely fell in love when I saw my first issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. I have painted some of my own fabric and I am just beginning to experiment with my own designs. In the past, I have used mostly patterns but I never follow rules well so I usually end up doing my own thing.