I have been making quilts for 25 years. I am enamored with the history and tradition of quilts as well as the quilt makers themselves. All quilts have a story to tell, both old and new. I have extensive experience in quilt restoration as well as quiltmaking. I have made well over 200 quilts and have serviced more than 100. Many quilts surviving through the generations in a family cannot withstand the test of time and begin to fall apart. This is where quilt restoration can be a solution so that it may live on to be a treasured heirloom. Quilts can be a design piece and/or a commemorative work of art. The commemorative quilt is a quilt made from commemorative fabrics – T-shirts, clothes from a deceased loved one, a wedding dress, baby clothes. The memories contained within a commemorative quilt are extremely meaningful as is the process of working with the customer to design their very own. Quilts surely have a story to tell.

Donating to an excellent cause…

I read in our local paper about a church in a small town near our home, that is converting an old building into a transitional  center for domestic abuse victims. The thought occurred to me that it would be nice if these people who inhabited this center had a homemade quilt for their bed during their stay – a warm and comforting welcome for them during what is probably a traumatic, confusing time in their lives.   Upon calling the organizer of the project, I learned that there are 14 bedrooms and that they are encouraging the people who stay at the center to take as much with them as they can when they leave and that would include the quilt on the bed! What a great idea.  This would give the people who are struggling a bit of a “leg up” to try and begin their life again.  On January 2nd  of this year, I began to make the first of 14 quilts.  This past Thursday, I handed over 18 quilts, 15 of them full sized and 3 of them being smaller, kid friendly quilts.  It is a win-win for everyone and the best part is that I get to keep making quilts for this center as long as the demand is there.  Donated quilts - Transition center

Quilts really aren’t just bits of fabric sewn together to make a blanket – they symbolize so much  more and serve a much broader purpose…

A Baltimore Album Beauty

This quilt top was sent to me to be finished – I had the privilege of hand quilting and binding it.  The challenge was to quilt it appropriately so that the applique was featured.  I studied some good books on Baltimore Album Quilts and got some ideas.  Isn’t it a beauty?  What a treat to be able to quilt it!DSCN6184 - Copy