About Me

I am a wife, high school history teacher, and mom to my favorite little Australian terrier, Carson.  My pieced life is about my quilting, crafting, and the experiences/thoughts of my life.   Quilting was something that I admired for years.  In 2010, I decided to learn how to quilt.  My wonderful husband bought me  a sewing machine for my birthday and the sewing hasn’t stopped.  I have used online tutorials, taken a few classes at a LQS, and asked a lot of questions to figure out this hobby.  I started with a turning twenty quilt and baby quilts and have progressed to sampler quilts with a variety of blocks that are twin or queen size.

I tend to be more of a modern quilter.  I enjoy working with bright fabrics and bold prints.  I use a lots of white, cream, and gray in my quilts.  I buy those fabrics by the bolt.  I love minky on the back of baby quilts and winter quilts.  Minky is so soft and warm – necessary for Minnesota winters.

In the past year, I have also learned to long arm quilt.  I took a class and then long arm quilted a Quilt of Valor.  I am fortunate that there is a local business that allows long arm machine rental.  I love being able to say that I can make a quilt from start to finish.

Binding is where I struggle the most.  With each quilt, the process gets better.

Fabric choices:

  • Friends have called me a Moda whore.  Designers that I like:  Bonnie and Camille, Sweetwater, Fig Tree, Aneela Hooey, Kate Spain
  • I am not completely Moda exclusive, I have purchased a lot of Riley Blake fabric for baby quilts.
  • I am a sucker for Halloween and Christmas fabric.
  • I am also a huge Tula Pink fan.  I met her by chance at her mother’s quilt shop in Missouri.  I love that her fabric is so artistic and has a great range of colors.
  • Batiks, Civil War, Kansas City Troubles, and 1930s fabrics are not my style.

My partner-in-crime quilting friend is Julie.

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