Skinny Quilts & Table Runners I and II…Country Living’s Country Quilts…the Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library series: just a few of the quilt books to my credit. I can brag without shame, because all of my books bring you the diverse talents of best-loved quilt designers and quilt teachers, as well as my own work. So while I’m an author, an editor, a book producer, and a quilter, I’m most proud of my roles as ringleader, scout, and coach.
I love entertaining quilt guilds with trunk shows that include a broad spectrum of quilts: vintage and contemporary, out-of-the-ordinary and downright daring– plus my own wacky and eclectic work. And my workshops–they’re more like play-dates, where quilters of every skill and confidence level design their own one-of-a-kind originals under my guidance and what-if encouragement.
But hey, no need to leave home! HERE is where I will share short cuts and how-to’s, review must-see shows and must-read books, and throw out new ideas to jumpstart your creativity.
Beyond the quilt world, I am a Sunday school art teacher, social action and community service volunteer, a cook who specializes in brunch, and an urban gardener; married to a marketer who keeps me savvy; mother of an environmental engineer who keeps me green. You can bet that all these aspects of my life will add color and texture to this blog, inspiring quilting of my own, and hopefully yours!