My love of color began at an early age when my most coveted possession as a child was my box
of 64 Crayola crayons. Early on I learned to sew in 4H and went on to make doll clothes and then clothes for myself. This led me to pursue a degree in fashion design in college but job market practicality overcame my passion for working with textiles and color
and I became a special education teacher. After a long and rewarding career, I, now in retirement, am pursuing my first love of working with color.
About twenty years ago I was invited to a quilting retreat where I discovered the “Yellow Brick Road”
pattern. I soon found myself collecting colorful fat quarters to make this pattern. Many quilts later I did go on to learn traditional quilting via Block of the Month projects at a local quilt store. But I found I needed to express my creativity in new ways
and with smaller projects and I discovered the art quilt. Three years ago, I joined the 3150 Studio Artists and yeah, I have a new crayon box but with lots more colors. Art quilts allow me to use my skills as a painter, a beader, a fabric dyer, stamper, and
photographer to express myself.