Location: Morrin, Alberta, Canada
I'm married to a wonderful man, living the good life in rural Alberta, Canada. Born and bred in the USA, (Oregon to be precise...) I'm a proud American AND Canadian.
I've been sewing since 1968 and piecing quilts and hand quilting since 1995 but was thoroughly engaged at a very early age by quilts done by my great aunt and grandma Calkins. I majored in Commercial Arts with an emphasis on Photography and Textile Arts. My adventure in machine quilting started in 2006 on a domestic Kenmore. I fell in LOVE again. I now have graduated to a Gammill/Statler with a 12' table. My husband has built a studio to house it. Life is very sweet!
Quilting (of course, as if you hadn't guessed!); Fabric coloration; gardening; caring for my family and travel.
Anything that is moving to enjoy while quilting - it's always noisy in the studio! I love Rock, R&B, Country, Classics -the list goes on!
The studio is my 'happy place'. It Rocks!
My Design Philosophy
I understand how difficult it is to entrust your quilt (THE TIME! THE FABRIC!) I'm committed to making your work as beautiful as possible. I always keep in mind that it is your quilt and treasure your confidence in entrusting it to me to work on. I'm happy to work with you to create a piece that you will be proud to call your own. My studio is smoke free and the dog sleeps under the cutting table on very cold and snowy days.
Take a few minutes to look at the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and prepare your quilt top to the best of your abilities. I believe there are ONLY beautiful quilts, full of love. I especially love working with beginners and want them to succeed. I look forward to working on it and getting it back to you as swiftly as possible.
Let your friends know about me. I cherish your confidence and referrals.