I’m what I would call “mostly midwest,” spending the bulk of my childhood in suburbs on the Missouri side of Kansas City.
I was incredibly lucky to have grown up relatively close to a lot of family – and we were all pretty close. I could go on and on about the impact of those experiences on my life, but the moral of the story is that I developed a great relationship with my Grandma Mary, who is one of my primary quilting inspirations.
When I’m quilting today, I always feel like Grandma Mary’s right there with me, cheering me on and maybe even laughing a little as I groan each time my bobbin runs out or I have to get out the seam ripper.
I’m also blessed with an artist and artisan for a mom and I like to think that some of her talent for color and design has rubbed off on me and shows up in my quilting.
Though I have also spent time in Texas, Nebraska, and Colorado, I still think of Missouri as home. And I still picture my grandparent’s house first when people ask where I’m from.
That said, I’m really just getting started on this journey. I hope to use this site, not only to share the challenges and victories that I encounter along my journey, but to create a community of novice quilters who are eager to share knowledge and provide inspiration and support for each other as we grow.
I currently live outside of Atlanta, Georgia and I have two incredible sons and an amazing husband who is always willing to take the kids on solo whenever I need to get a project going. I work full-time in the non-profit sector, but like most quilters I secretly dream of a day when I can turn my passion into a job… and build that quilting studio that will hold a huge project table and a long arm quilting machine.