As a girl in rural Nebraska, I had an abundance of humble materials - dirt, mud, sticks, corn and trees. Holes in the dirt became houses to be decorated and my mother's sewing scraps became doll clothes. A grandmother who quilted and mother who sewed were integral to my love of textiles.
In recent years, I moved from traditional quilting to art quilting, using my own photography to create a mix of visual and tactile approaches to interpret a story through fabric. Although largely self-taught, early classes in Color Theory and Interior Design were useful. My foray in my twenties into oil painting was also instrumental in my education in color.
Although I never aspired to be a teacher early in my life, I found that teaching quilting, my passionate adventure in color and textiles, was personally inspiring to me. I now teach only what challenges me or as a wonderful social outlet with dear friends, existing and new.
I now live in Arizona with my dear husband Rick, one dog and one cat. We are fortunate in having one son and three daughters and many grand-pets.