My work has been juried into the Houston International Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival and AQS in Paducah. My work has also shown in several art galleries. I have been joyfully teaching the art of quilting since 2006.
I love teaching the art of quilting to others and seeing their joy in being able to quilt their own work. My classes are encouraging, supportive, and light-hearted.
I call myself the Quilt Skipper because once while quilting my own quilt, I was so delighted by the unexpected beauty of it and what emerged from my needle, that I found myself cheerfully skipping around the house when I took my breaks. It is my hope that each student finds their own “skipping moment.”
I have been working with fabric since I was a little girl trying to make my own clothes. I come from a long line of traditional bed quilt makers, but I didn’t take a formal class in quilting until 1983. I “re-entered” quilting in 1999 and that one class unleashed a need to quilt that has not stopped. I am grateful for the profound influence of a few key inspirational teachers along the way.
I live in Northern California with my oh-so-patient hubby and our Basset boy. Our two grown sons have left the nest to become men, leaving more room for books, fabric and notions.