Offtimes, I don’t see myself as a artist who uses paints, brushes and a canvas… but in my world of fabric and thread I have the power to create. I took classes in “home economics” but I put away my sewing machine after high school. When I lost my dad in 1997, feelings of loneliness and anxiety were calmed as I picked up his neckties and clothing. I found myself sitting in the continuous hummmmm of my sewing machine and began to teach myself to quilt from a pattern book.
To this date, I choose to honor the themes of unity, family, individual strength and a sense of shared community in my quilting styles and color selection. I enjoy the Saturday sit-downs with friends that I teach quilting: I find immense joy in helping others find their own visual voice in quilting together bits of fabric that can be passed on to future generations!