Living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico for many years, I’m a former Kansas-native who grew up loving the cloth. It’s true that like many of you I’m a little newer to quilting; I’ve only made them for about a couple of years. But I’ve been attached to a sewing machine for many more years than I care to count. I’ve always admired intricately pieced quilts, but it wasn’t until I saw some fresh, oh-so-yummy modern quilt designs that my fingers started to itch and the voices sang out “Yesss! Make those quilts!” Add in the fun and artful modern fabrics that have flooded the market,and my sewing machine now has a new purpose in life.

I have four grown kids (two still in college—feel sorry for me!), a couple of dogs and a dear hubby who all indulge my fabric fantasies. My email is melissa@generationqmagazine.com and I’d love to hear from you!