Living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for many years, I’m a former Kansas native who grew up loving the cloth. Like many of you, I’m a little newer to quilting, (I’ve only been quilting about 5 years,) but I’ve been driving a sewing machine for more years than I care to count.

I’ve always admired intricately pieced quilts, but it wasn’t until I saw some fresh, 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 life purpose. I also groove on embroidery—both machine—and hand-stitched, and may soon get reacquainted with my crochet hooks. We have four grown kids, a dog and a dear hubby who all indulge my fabric fantasies, and the grandchild parade begins later this year. Woot!