Here's me in a Nutshell!
I began quilting in 1993 when on a whim I signed up for a beginning quiltmaking class. I was buying cross stitch supplies (that was my first crafy love!) at a quilt shop when I saw a flyer for a beginner's class. The project was all done by hand, which was good because I didn't own a machine at the time. I loved cross stitching, but I saw what the quilting girls were doing with all the colors and fabrics and I was a bit envious. I wanted to see what it was all about! From that first stitch I was hooked! You know that feeling you get when you're quilting? Part exhilaration, part zen? I had that in spades!
I spent the next 8 years getting married, having 3 babies and moving 5 times to 3 different states and yes, quilting! In 2001, I discovered appliqué and it changed my quilting life. I have been speaking to guilds and teaching appliqué to quiltmakers ever since.
I am the author of four quilt books on topics from traditional to modern and my work has been published in many other books and magazines. I live in Harrisonville, Mo., with my husband and three children.