My precious mother always said that she wasn't a sewer or quilter. However, she had an old Singer sewing machine she used for patching jeans. On my tenth birthday, she told me she'd teach me how to make a quilt top, although she'd never made one. Due to the poverty of our lives, we used scraps of old clothes to cut simple squares. When that quilt top was finished, she was as proud of it as I was (and rightfully so)! My first sewing machine was ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since February 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Cooking With Spices
Know Your Wool
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Perfect Pizza at Home
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
A Better Cook in 10 Dishes
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Bonsai Wiring Essentials
Love Your Vegetables
Draw Better Portraits
Cooking Mistakes
Realistic Watercolors Step by Step
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Dimensional Machine Embroidery
Bead Embroidery
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting
The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
Vegetable Know-How
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Creative Longarm Quilting
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Sewing With Knits
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Goldwork Embroidery
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Crazy Quilts
Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
Creative Serging
Beginner Serging
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Color Play for Quilters
Stupendous Stitching
Creative Quilt Backs
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Quickly
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Machine Embroidered Classics
Professional Family Portraits
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Sewing on the Bias
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Underneath It All
Thread Art