Burtonsville, MD, U.S.A

My mom taught me to knit at age 5. I learned to sew in 7th grade--an apron of course. I still have the apron!!! I experiment with a variety of crafts, but I am always drawn back to anything with fabric, especially quilting. I also enjoy gardening. Peonies are my favorite flower!!! I have 3 grown children, 4 cats, 4 grandcats, and recently retired (3/1/13) after 30 years in teaching. I worked full time as an elementary reading specialist and ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since September 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Transform Your Garden Design
Fast & Furious: Quilt-As-You-Go With Pre-Cuts
Fusible Appliqué Made Easy
Knit-Along 2016: Socks
Word Play: Personalize Your Quilts
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Mix & Match: Inspired Scrappy Quilting
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Machine Embroidered Classics
Cooking Mistakes
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Basic Fondant Techniques
Flawless Finishing
Bonsai Wiring Essentials
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Cabinetry Tips & Techniques
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Ultimate Free-Motion Feathers
Raising the Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces
Smarter Strip Quilting
Fusible Appliqué Secrets
Start Foundation Paper Piecing
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Help! How Do I Quilt It?
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
Finishing School: Better Borders
Improve Your Knitting
Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Knit Lab
Start Machine Quilting
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Quilted Kaleidoscopes
Create Stunning Birthday Cards
Amazing Crochet Textures
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
The Twisted Irish Chain
Quick Quilted Gifts
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Playful Piecing Techniques
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Luminous Lone Star
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Complete Knife Skills
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Strip Your Stash
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
Sensational Square-agonals®
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Flying Fat Quarters
Professional Family Portraits
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Simple Fresh Quilts
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Continuous Line Quilting
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Design It, Quilt It
Creative Quilt Backs
Modern Buttercream
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Know Your Wool
Short Rows
Re-Piecing the Past
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Scrap Quilting
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Art Quilting 101
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Machine Quilting
Quilting Quickly II
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Quilting Quickly
Pieced Hexies
Crazy Quilts
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Creative Cabled Necklines
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Stupendous Stitching
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
Paper-Pieced Stars

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