I am a quilter, quilt & quilt block designer and quilt instructor. My first published design was a quilt block found in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks in 2015 called the Gristmill Star. That same block become a quilt called the Sedona Star featured in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks one year later in 2016. Since then, I have been designing, sewing, quilting and teaching everything I know and have learned about the entire quilt making process. Thank you for joining me on this journey and taking the time to drop by.
I was born and raised in Michigan, USA and moved around quite a bit with and without my parents. I have travelled all over the east coast of the United States.
Art and math were my two strongest classes in school. I remember winning a pen in my middle school art class a couple of semesters. As much as I loved the arts, I never thought you could really make a true living with it.
After finishing high school, I went to community college to learn the profession of a photographer. Unfortunately, my self found independence won over my self-discipline. Needless-to-say, I flunked out of college and found a real job in manufacturing.
I worked full-time but continued learning. With the help of my company, I completed a Bachelor of Science at in International Business and an unoffical minor in German. It took me 10 years to get my degree, but hey, that's what happens when you put YOURSELF through college. I took one year off from my full-time job to study overseas through two different "Year Abroad" programs - one semester in Heidelberg and one in Freiburg, Germany. Those were both great experiences, and am I happy that I took the leap.
After I returned "home," I still yearned to return to Germany and found a job in Bavaria and took another great leap. Although my job was pretty technical, I still stayed very creative.
Life followed the typical path of marriage and family. Our little babies have grown into teenagers and our current home is in Bavaria, Germany.