"Say hello to my little friends"! Been spending a lot of time with some new, underwater friends. Using crayons on fusible appliqué can help you create some of the vibrant colors of life under water in my new quilt pattern, AQUARIUM. --Available soon
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.