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:

Improve Your Knitting
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
Paper-Pieced Stars
Finishing School: Better Borders
Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Start Machine Quilting
Knit Lab
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
The Twisted Irish Chain
Quick Quilted Gifts
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Quilted Kaleidoscopes
Create Stunning Birthday Cards
Amazing Crochet Textures
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Luminous Lone Star
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Complete Knife Skills
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Sensational Square-agonals®
Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
Strip Your Stash
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Flying Fat Quarters
Playful Piecing Techniques
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Simple Fresh Quilts
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Professional Family Portraits
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Continuous Line Quilting
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Quilting Quickly
Pieced Hexies
Crazy Quilts
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Creative Cabled Necklines
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Stupendous Stitching
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

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