After 45 years of working outside my home, I retired in January 2011. I've been a quilter for over 25 years, first making tops and stitching in the ditch to quilt them by pushing them through my domestic sewing machine. King size quilts were a bear! Then I discovered that longarm quilters were available to quilt my quilts and I was overjoyed not to have to do my own quilting and also to have beautiful designs quilted on my quilts. Alas, my quilter retired and sold her machine leaving me with no quilter! Imagine my dismay. I continued to make quilt tops, not knowing how they were going to be finished. Then one day I realized I could do my own quilting and, upon reaching retirement age, could also quilt for others if only I had my own equipment. My quest began three years before retiring when I purchased my midarm quilting machine. Through several trials and tribulations and upgrades, my equipment is now wonderful. In order to get the practice I felt I needed, I purchased many, many quilt tops on eBay, so I wouldn't have to take the time to make them myself. I made some Quilts of Valor and several quilts for a local children's charity and Quilts Beyond Borders. I’ve quilted for my quilt guild’s Comforting Quilts, primarily for Habitat for Humanity. I practiced freehand techniques while making "doggie quilts" for a nonprofit animal rescue organization. I also donated several finished quilts to their fundraising efforts. I'm now retired and looking forward to helping you with beautiful designs to complement your quilts. My love of quilting is now my passion. Let me help you finish your quilts with beautiful designs and patterns, with beautiful thread colors and with beautiful results. I'd really rather quilt than build this website, so please bear with me learning that new skill.
NFL Log Cabin Quilt
I love this quilt. It is maybe the last top I bought on eBay but this log cabin quilt has fabrics from all the NFL teams on
it. I quilted a football design on it in gold thread with Cincinnati Bengals fabric on the back for my boyfriend. It lives on the
back of my couch during football season. Here's a close-up of a part of
the back showing the design.