Magazine articles in Threads and Modern PatchworkMy love for sewing started when I was a child watching my Mother sew.  I sewed my own clothes in college after purchasing a Singer Featherweight at Marshall Fields in Chicago.  I continued to sew for my five children (one boy and four girls.  I started teaching over 25 years ago at first in a quilt shop and then at national quilting and sewing shows. I have taught heirloom sewing, quilting,free motion quilting, garment construction/embellishment, trapunto by machine and silk dyeing. I did free-lance work for Butterick as well as several sewing and quilting books.  My passion has continued to grow as I learn and teach new methods and techniques. I have appeared on several TV shows, written magazine articles and contributed to a number of books on sewing.  I have taught at guilds, shops and national quilting shows.

I have taught garments, quilting, dyeing silk and other sewing techniques at shops as well as the following venues:

Houston Quilt Festival

Chicago Quilt Festival

AQS Quilt Shows in Paducah and Nashville

Road to California

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Bernina University

Sewing Expo, Puyallup, WA

Television appearances on Quilting Arts and Kaye Wood’s Quilting Friends

Magazine articles in Threads and Modern Patchwork