North Fort Myers, Florida

I learned to sew when I was 12. The Hungarian lady across the street taught me. She would always say, "If that is good enough for you, it is good enough for me." Well, you know what THAT means. I discovered quilting around 1968 when I fell in love with an old raggedy quilt that was tossed on a moldy bed in the basement of my best friend's country house. It was made by her gran during the depression in one of the classic butterfly ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since January 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Know Your Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine
Simple Techniques for a Super Fit
Zippered Bags With a Twist: The One-Zip Way
Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers
Better, Faster Log Cabins
Finishing Made Easy: The Beginner's Guide
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home
Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag
How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Wool
Yarn Substitution Made Easy
The Artful T-Shirt
Quick Techniques for Classic Blocks: Wrenches, Stars & Twists
Perfect Pattern Matching
Contemporary Curves: Double Wedding Ring Quilts
Bake for Good: Kids
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Finishing
Sewing Swimsuits: The Supportive One-Piece
Smart Techniques for Working With Wedges
Fearless Free-Motion Quilting
Sewing Corsets: Essential Techniques
Next Steps With Your Walking Foot
Quick & Easy English Paper Piecing
Finishing Techniques for Savvy Sewers
Drawing Children for Picture Books
Mix & Match Clutch Bag Techniques
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Knit-Along 2016: Socks
Drawing Birds in Brush & Ink
Patternmaking Classics: The Wrap Dress
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips & Techniques
Custom Sweatshirt Jackets
Cinnamon Rolls: Classic to Contemporary
Sketching the City in Pen, Ink & Watercolor
Piece Like a Pro
Raising the Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces
Perfect Points With Paper Piecing
My First Seamless Sweater
Picking Up Stitches: Necklines, Hems & More
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
My First Crochet Shawl
Mastering Construction: Foundation Techniques
Stumpwork: Raised Embroidery Essentials
Building Better Bags: Interfacing & Structure
Tea Breads: Biscuits, Scones & More
The Art of Painting Horses
Patternmaking Essentials: The Tailored Jacket
Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin
Mastering Construction: Collars & Closures
Drawing Fashion Flats
Drawing Dimension: Shading Techniques
Fabric Know-How
Fashion Draping
Learn to Quilt: Colorful Bed Quilt
Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style
Sweater Modifications for a Custom Fit
Pet Portraits in Watercolor
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Construction
Fine Dressmaking
Mix & Match: Inspired Scrappy Quilting
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Lace
Hitting the Mark: Perfect Quilting Every Time
Product Photography at Home
People in Picture Books: Developing Your Main Character
Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting
Plus-Size Pant Fitting
20 Essential Techniques for Better Bags
Sew Quick, Quicker, Quickest
Bead Embroidery: Beyond the Basics
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags
Coffee-Shop Cakes
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
Free-Motion Quilting Essentials
Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil
Acrylic Landscapes Close to Home
Getting Started With the Flex Shaft
Sketching People in Motion
10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing
Design Your Own Handbag
Sketching for Concept Art
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing
The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction
Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques
Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles
Woodworking Essentials: Benches & Boxes
Drawing Facial Expressions
Torch-Fired Enameling: The Immersion Method
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Decorative Seams
Handheld Router Techniques & Tips
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Modern Jacket Techniques
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Picture Book Illustration
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Finishing School: Better Borders
The Fashionably Quilted Jacket
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Cabinetry Tips & Techniques
Start Machine Quilting
Pieced Hexies
Drawing With Colored Pencils
The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops
Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
Drawing Anime Style
Fun Techniques With Fabric Paints
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Transform Your Garden Design
Jacket Fitting Techniques
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Underneath It All
Bonsai Wiring Essentials
My First Socks
Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist
Flawless Finishing
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Spectacular Stamping
Drab To Fab Furniture Upcycling
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Pet Portraits
Sewing Designer Jeans
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Fast-Track Fitting
Drawing Facial Features
Complete Knife Skills
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
My First Sweater
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
The Art of the Picture Book
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Knit Lab: In the Round
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Amazing Crochet Textures
Sensational Square-agonals®
Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt
Continuous Line Quilting
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Making Leather Bags
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Custom Yoke Sweater
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer
Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies
Machine Embroidered Classics
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Machine Quilting
Creative Cabled Necklines
Curvy Knits
Professional Family Portraits
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Shoot It!
Sewing With Knits
Playing with Curves
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Quilting Quickly II
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Micro Torch Basics
Pant Fitting Techniques
Painted Pictorial Quilts
Creative Quilt Backs
Modern Buttercream
Thread Art
Know Your Wool
Short Rows
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Scrap Quilting
The Couture Dress
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Hats Four Ways
Re-Piecing the Past
Precision Piecing
Epoxy Clay Artistry
Design It, Quilt It
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Crazy Quilts
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Strip Your Stash
The Hand-Painted Cake
Shuttle Tatting
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Quilting Quickly
Hand Quilting
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Shirts & Tops
Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques
The Classic Double Wedding Ring
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Perfect Pizza at Home
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Improve Your Quilts: 37 Troubleshooting Techniques
The Perfect Jeans
Essential Guide to Tailoring
Sewing With Oilcloth
Building a Raised-Bed Garden
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
Mastering Meringue: Techniques & Treats
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results
My First Crochet Cardigan
Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions
Homemade Chocolate Candy: Truffles, Bonbons & More
Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers
Artisan Cheese Making
Cooking Mistakes
25 Innovative Photoshop Techniques for Photo & Video
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting
Draw Better Portraits
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Pant Construction Techniques
Designing Details: Pockets
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Adjust the Bust
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Couture Finishing Techniques
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch