"When I grow up, I want to be an artist." I kept repeating that mantra for decades. Then in 1998, my cousin Judy introduced me to her quilt camp and the addiction hit. I love all parts of the quilting process: the vision, the fondling of the fabric, the cutting, the combining, the quilting, and the standing back to enjoy. Currently I can't say I like just one type of quilt. I'm still experimenting with all types of contemporary approaches. And I admit to being my Mother's daughter (with the need to create) and my Daddy's daughter and Auntie R'Lue's niece (with the need to collect and store everything). I currently live and play in Camas, WA.
Because I have that "need to create," I want to share my creations with others. I love seeing my work being enjoyed in the homes of the friends and family.
During a recent Open Studio event, I was able to share my work. It was fun to touch each piece and remember how "it came to be." Now, many of those pieces have found new homes.
My studio is filled with wonderful "hardware." I have several little Singer Featherweight machines, a Bernina that is almost always accessorized with a walking foot, and a couple of sergers. The pièce de résistance is Junebug, my APQS longarm quilting machine, that finishes quilts for me and for my friends and family.
The "software" is a wall of fabric. We quilters call that a "stash." There's a lot in my stash. Sometimes I'm overwhelmed by the amount of projects waiting to be made, and other times I am incredibility inspired by what's around me.
Connectivity 46" x 46" Inspired by "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick.