I want to take a moment to brag on my students that I have had the pleasure of teaching at Hobby Lobby this semester! This class teaches techniques on how to paper piece a quilt top and I must say the blocks are turning out great! The first week they made “Wonky Beach Huts”, I love the bright and whimsical fabrics each student used in their blocks. In the following weeks we added funky beach houses and fish to the design. The quilts had one fish blocks and two fish blocks, but I failed to get pictures of the two fish blocks- my bad! Yesterday, they added beach umbrellas and an exciting Adirondack chair. Exciting you ask? Super exciting because I personally made this block pattern from a photo I took of a giant Adirondack chair at a local store. I shot the photo, uploaded it into EQ7 (Electric Quilt 7) and then traced it in the program and designed the paper piece pattern myself! The real test came when I handed it to my students and we made it together in class. Can you believe I actually handed out a pattern I designed and had never sewn out??? EEEKKKK!!! So as you can imagine, I was elated and proud of them when they actually made the blocks. They did a fantastic job of sewing it out while I “sweated” it out with them, all the while, I kept a confident grin on my face! I have the greatest students EVER!!!!!
I am an artist and my preferred medium is textiles. I currently teach traditional quilting however, artistic manipulation of fabrics and fibers is my real passion.
I have won awards for several quilt piecing techniques and art quilts, including thread painting. I love to paint, dye, and color fabric using fabric paints, inks, screen printing, mono-printing, rust, sun activated dyes, sun printing, air pens, etc... .