I saved fabric in a box, then up to five boxes, for all the years my
kids were growing up. Len, my husband, would ask, "Why are you
saving all that fabric?" I would answer that I was going to
make quilts someday – the children were 26 and 30 before someday
arrived! When it did, I was able to use material from
maternity dresses, their childhood clothes, room furnishings, etc.
I always preferred cotton, so the type of fabric was right!
Life continued and I made some
quilts, filed some UFO’s, tucked away some mistakes…and bought
more fabric. Then Jodi Barrows came to town and I took my
first Square in a Square class. I was hooked! Jodi
started a certification program in August 2001 and I went to Texas
(yep, Texas in August…that’s dedication!) and sewed and cut and
learned and passed an exam and became one of the first certified SnS
I have made over one hundred
quilts since then…all of them finished…label and all!! The
method is so fast and accurate, it encourages you to finish and
start the next one! Take a look at some of the quilts I have
made. I am very proud of them and the SnS method.
loving to quilt, I am hooked on machine embroidery. So, it was
a natural thing to combine the two art forms. I always put a
great label on my quilts, otherwise they are "nekked" but I
wanted to do more embroidery. Look at the pictures in the
quilt slide show to see more examples from the Square in a Square
books; Stars, Stripes, and Stitches, and Patchwork and Stitches – as
well as some of my own.
I am now certified in Virginia Walton’s Creative Curves technique
which offers a wonderful way to sew curves without clipping or
pinning! In my quest for new knowledge, I also became certified in
the many wonderful Jenny Haskins’ techniques. I was proud to be a
student in the first certification classes for each of these
As a result of all my years of teaching, I know how to teach
quilters the different options that allow them to create quilts in a
new and exciting way. The focus is on the method and the options
that will help you create wonderful quilts .
It would be a pleasure to
share this method with you. I do workshops and trunk shows around the country.
Contact me if you are interested in learning these great methods