I was born in Des Moines, Iowa and lived near Council Bluffs until a year after high school. Marriage to a military man took me to the Dakotas, and California. Life changes led me to Montana, and back home for my husband to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Life along the banks of the Columbia River and fruit trees abounding within an arms reach of any direction. We have 5 girls total, 6 granddaughters, two grandsons and one great grandson. Quilting started for me when the girls no longer needed mom to sew clothes, then an addition of a longarm to finish my quilts was added. None of the kids live close so I quilt when I can and volunteer in tons of community activities. We both work fo rthe City and chair the annual Salmon Derby that keeps us planning all year long. Am always after tips, ideas and conversation about sewing/quilting so jumped into this website when I found it. Nice to meet y'all!