I began sewing as a young child, watching my mother, grandmother and great aunt. I made my first quilt while in high school, machine quilting it on my domestic machine. I have spent my adult life in fiber arts, particulary with weaving and quilting. I started making patterns as a way to gather together the quilts made by my Great Aunt Barb. My siblings, cousins and I each own one of her quilts which she produced from 1910 until 1954.