I have always been connected to tactile forms of art. I love to run my hands across an intricate mosaic and feel its smooth worn glass and stone held in place with the grit of grout. I love to feel the twists and turns of a fibrously chunky yarn afghan. I love to feel the simple beauty of a hand-crafted wooden box. But more than anything, I love the weight, drape, and feel of a quilt and the textiles that are transformed into their making. Whether to be snuggled with, slept under, or admired as a piece of art on the wall; quilts have been my passion for over 20 years now. I made my first quilt in 1999.
MY FIRST QUILT
After a brief attempt at quilting in 1986 – this was my true first quilt. I opted for blocks with sashing and a pieced outter border. I came up with the block designs and cut templates from plastic. What a mess. I didn’t know what Y-Seams were, but figured out quick enough.
This is not my best work. But it’s always fun to look back at it in joy.
Many Quilts Later
Since 1999, I have been involved in all facets of the quilting industry from piecing to longarm quilting to fabric dyeing to ruler manufacturing to fabric sales repping to teaching. I am currently known mostly for my own line of acrylic quilting rulers, the invention of the Longarm Line Minder, and my YouTube quilting tutorials. I keep busy running the online shop and website when I am not quilting for customers, making quilts myself, and teaching. I am a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx Certified Instructor in training and spends lots of time flying back and forth to Montana to work with Judy.