I have lived most of my life in northern California and the Willamette Valley of Oregon. My grandmother first taught me to sew when I was eight years old, and by the time I was a teenager I had completed my first quilt. The first quilting classes I taught were at Grandma's Attic in Dallas, OR and Greenbaum's Quilted Forest in Salem, OR. It was during this time that I started experimenting with crayons and developed my Melt-n-Blend technique for using crayons on fabric. Over time I perfected the technique and created some fun and colorful patterns which I sold at our local quilting stores. The success of the classes and patterns eventually lead to my first book "Creative Quilts from your Crayon Box". My husband and I have two sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren. Four of them are quilters--five if you count my husband, Rocky. He's been known to help me with quilting from time to time and has a very nice quilting stitch. My dream is to travel with my husband. I would teach and quilt and he would golf and, well, golf.