My mother taught me to use a sewing machine when I was 8, and then to use a long arm when I was 28. I grew up under my mom's work table and have vivid memories of using fabric bolts as imaginary telescopes, swords and tunnels for my hot wheels. It makes sense that I found joy in a career in the fabric arts!
The communal and familial traditions embedded in quilting have built my esteem and brightened my day to day. To bring warmth and comfort to people as I sharpen my craft is a true blessing. Quilting has allowed me to reach out to people I would have never known otherwise, and for that I am grateful.
I enjoy quilting for charity too! I donate my time to The Linus Project making quilts for kids in crisis. I also work with my mom on The Moses Project, a prison outreach program where we foster rehabilitation to inmates by teaching sewing and life skills.
I truly love what I do, and I would love to work with you to contribute to your craft.
"Dude likes to quilt!"
- Close and trustworthy friend.