Santa Fe, NM

I bought an amazing new sewing machine, about a year and a half ago, after retiring from a 30+ year career as a social worker. Initially I was into machine embroidery, but now have become obsessed with quilting. I learned to sew as a child and was involved in 4-H in Ohio. I have always made garments and home decor, but quilting is my true passion. I also enjoy knitting and watercolor painting.

Craftsy Member since March 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag
Contemporary Curves: Double Wedding Ring Quilts
The Classic Double Wedding Ring
Quilt Faster: Accurate, Streamlined Piecing
Pre-Cut Shortcuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time
Mobile Photography
Stunning Succulent Arrangements
Quick Techniques for Classic Blocks: Wrenches, Stars & Twists
Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals
Watercolor Cards Made Simple
Sewing With Oilcloth
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
Word Play: Personalize Your Quilts
You Can Quilt It! Strategies for Custom Quilting
Fast & Furious: Quilt-As-You-Go With Pre-Cuts
Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers
Hoop Savvy
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Quick Quilt-As-You-Go
The Sewer's Toolbox: Presser Feet & Needles
Smarter Strip Quilting
Fusible Appliqué Made Easy
20 Essential Techniques for Better Bags
Next Steps With Your Walking Foot
Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
The Free-Motion Effect: Designing Custom Quilting
Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds
Colorful Scrap Quilting
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
Raising the Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Embroidering Monograms by Machine
Free-Motion Quilting Essentials
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Amazing Appliqué
Pain-Free Foundation Piecing
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Quick & Easy Quilting
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Mexican Comfort Food
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Start Machine Quilting
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Sewing With Knits
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
The Art of Stir-Frying
Stabilizer Savvy
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Sewing Fashion Knits
Creative Serging
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Beginner Serging
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Machine Quilting with Templates
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
In the Hoop Gifts
Machine Embroidered Appliqué
The Twisted Irish Chain
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Shoot It!
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Machine Embroidered Classics
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
Playful Piecing Techniques
Continuous Line Quilting
Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
Quilting Quickly II
Quilting Quickly
Designing Modern Quilts
Know Your Wool
Creative Quilt Backs
Machine Quilting Negative Space
The Machine Embroidered Quilt
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Stitch & Slash
Scrap Quilting
The Couture Dress
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Stupendous Stitching
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Machine Quilting
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Pieced Hexies
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results
Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
Help! How Do I Quilt It?
Start Foundation Paper Piecing

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

Retro Chic Apron

9 Class Projects

Class: In the Hoop Gifts
with Sue O'Very

Class: Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
with Tara Rebman

Class: Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
with Jacquie Gering

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