I started hand sewing when I was 6 or 7 and learned to use a sewing machine from my mother. When I was 16, I bought the portable Bernina I still use for classes. I’ve always loved sewing clothing and in 1978 started a business manufacturing designs for disabled adults. Now I work from home in a much smaller format, which leaves time for more artistic endeavors.
I love quilting and still make lots of clothes. About 7 years ago I became intrigued with ‘faux chenille’. I now teach this technique and take commissions for custom chenille garments. I live in the country on a lake and take inspiration from my surroundings, …the forms and texture of nature.