Quilters Meet and Greet is an opportunity to get to know quilters, pattern designers, and bloggers who share our love of fabric and all things quilty. Visit Quilters Meet and Greet throughout September for the links to all the participants, and for a chance to win the Great Grand Prize.
So, let me share a bit about myself.
I've been interested in fabric and sewing all my life, and like many quilters today, I started making doll clothes as a very young child. From age 8, my ambition was to become a fashion designer. I attended Stephens College in Columbia Missouri, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design.
I worked professionally in apparel, textiles, and footwear product development for over 35 years. My jobs have included pattern making, designing apparel, color and trend research, technical color approval, and color and material library management.
A quilter since the early 1990’s, I'm mostly self-taught, drawing on my sewing and professional experience to figure out patterns and piecing. Now retired, I'm focusing on quilting as a new chapter in my life. In 2015, my book Cut and Shuffle Quilts was published by AQS. I design patterns, blog, give trunk shows and workshops to guilds, and teach my Cut and Shuffle method.
Benita asked us to share our favorite quilt. As I was looking through photos of my quilts, I couldn't find just one that's my favorite, so I decided to share my readers' favorite. This is Broken Chevron. It's my best selling pattern* and it gets the most attention on Pinterest.
But I couldn't resist sharing a few other favorites:
Dr. Seuss's Pickle Dish, April 2019
Charmed Snowballs, Fall 2013
July 2017, 78" x 90"
Loop in Motion
Pieced, 2006, 60 x 60
June 2016, 60" x 75"
Heat Wave, 2014, 60" x 72"
from Cut and Shuffle Quilts (now out of print)
Celtic Lullaby, 2011, 96 x 96
pieced and hand embroidered
* Check out patterns and free tutorials in the tabs below my blog header. If you're interested in a pattern, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget the giveaway! Visit all the other quilters participating in the meet and greet, and enter to win the Great Grand Prize. More info about the prize can be found here. Thanks to all the great sponsors. Click on the image below to take you to the entry.