WoW! Where to begin? I was born in the mountains of W.Va. and am a retired nurse. I have been interested in crafting from a very young age. My grandmother made all our bed quilts by hand from our old clothing. All were made strictly by hand. She not only quilted she crocheted doilies and throws. I first learned to crochet by doing finger crochet. When I was taught now mind you this was back when they used to starch doilies with sugar water. ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since December 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Better Quilts: Thinking Outside the Blocks
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Buttercream Basics: Simple Celebration Cakes
Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags
Zippered Bags With a Twist: The One-Zip Way
Colorful Patchwork Bags & Baskets
Quilt Faster: Accurate, Streamlined Piecing
Pre-Cut Shortcuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time
Baking With Spices: Techniques for Big Flavor
Pâte à Choux Pastries
Better, Faster Log Cabins
Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken
King Arthur Flour's Artisan Bread
Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals
Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers
Cinnamon Rolls: Classic to Contemporary
Quick Techniques for Classic Blocks: Wrenches, Stars & Twists
Homemade Chocolate Candy: Truffles, Bonbons & More
Sewing Texture
Quick & Easy English Paper Piecing
Spectacular Stamping
Smart Techniques for Working With Wedges
Simple to Stunning: Disappearing Blocks With Pre-Cuts
Table Saw Tips & Techniques
Homemade Chocolate Candy
Getting Started With the Flex Shaft
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Word Play: Personalize Your Quilts
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Essential Wirework Techniques
Piece Any Project: Conquer Challenging Seams
Artisan Bread Making
Artisan Bread in Minutes
Delicious Gluten-Free Cake
Fast & Furious: Quilt-As-You-Go With Pre-Cuts
The Sewer's Toolbox: Presser Feet & Needles
Celebrate With Cookies: 19 Favorite Designs
The Art of Caramel: Techniques & Treats
Make the Most of Your Pressure Cooker
Piece Like a Pro
The From-Scratch Kitchen
Creamy, Dreamy Custards: Techniques & Treats
Perfect Points With Paper Piecing
Pain-Free Foundation Piecing
You Can Quilt It! Strategies for Custom Quilting
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Sweet Elegance: 16 Cookie-Decorating Techniques
Classic Croissants at Home
The Wilton Method: Get Started Cookie Decorating
Coffee-Shop Cakes
Exploring Natural Machine-Quilting Motifs
Colorful Scrap Quilting
Mix It!
Raising the Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces
Mix & Match: Inspired Scrappy Quilting
The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing
The Perfect Cupcake
The Extended Harvest
Fusible Appliqué Made Easy
Hitting the Mark: Perfect Quilting Every Time
On the Rise: Bun & Roll Techniques
The Custom Cupcake
Year-Round Beauty
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Fantastic Finishes: Edgings & Borders
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Basic Fondant Techniques
Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions
Exploring Chocolate Cakes, Fillings & Frostings
Smarter Strip Quilting
Cooking Mistakes
The Hand-Painted Cake
Sewing Designer Details With Simplicity
Learn to Sew: Simple Bags
Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Flawless Finishing
Cabinetry Tips & Techniques
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Know Your Wool
Amazing Crochet Textures
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Simple to Sensational Doughnuts
Simple Piping, Stunning Results
Love Your Vegetables
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Finishing School: Better Borders
The Classic Double Wedding Ring
Handmade Sourdough: From Starter to Baked Loaf
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Amazing Appliqué
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Playing with Curves
Sew Little: Nursery Design
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Shuttle Tatting
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Beading with Wire, Chain & Leather
Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Sensational Square-agonals®
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Machine Embroidered Classics
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Hand Quilting
Machine Embroidered Appliqué
The Twisted Irish Chain
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts
Flying Fat Quarters
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Re-Piecing the Past
Scrap Quilting
Playful Piecing Techniques
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Perfect Pizza at Home
Linear Landscape Quilts
Elegant Embroidered Quilts
Designing Modern Quilts
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Modern Buttercream
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Machine Quilting
Quilting Quickly II
Quilting Quickly
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Stitch & Slash
Simple Fresh Quilts
Precision Piecing
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Strip Your Stash
Pieced Hexies
Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Creative Quilt Backs
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Micro Torch Basics
The Wilton Method®: Piped Flowers
The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Building a Raised-Bed Garden
Fusible Appliqué Secrets
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Focaccia & Flatbreads From Around the World
Transform Your Garden Design
The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops
Complete Knife Skills
Creative Ways With Whole Grains

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

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Class: Building a Raised-Bed Garden
with Andy & Karen Chapman

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