I love the feel of fabric and crave the challenges of creating new things. It is my joy and therapy from the real world.
I grew up around one grandmother that sewed for a living and one grandma that hand quilted for a small part of her income, but mostly the pleasure it gave her. My mother sewed a variety of formal dresses, among other clothing items for me and my sisters. I mention my mother and grandmothers because the one thing I cherish most is the amazing gift of creativity they gave me. I wish to include the important trait my father taught me; if you are going to do something, be meticulous in doing it right.
Ten years ago I moved to Alaska, making a long time dream come true. I realized after my second year that I enjoyed sitting inside watching the snowfall and seeing the temperatures drop while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa. My need to find something to help pass the cold winters renewed my interest in sewing and my love of quilting started to grow. I took some classes and through friends I learned the techniques; my ability has blossomed into the desire to share my products.
I do long-arm quilting among various other projects like pillows, bags/pouches, ornaments and embroidered items. I have just recently started to do the long-arm quilting for customers; I'm stepping out of my comfort zone of friends and family. I look forward to reading the blogs and seeing others projects to help me learn and grow even more proficient in my craft.