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.
- 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.