I learned to sew, crochet and knit from my grandmother and my mother. My grandmother taught me on her treadle machine. It is a skill you never forget. I was fortunate to buy a wonderful Singer treadle several years ago. After restoring it, Waltzing Matilda hums right along. Alas, I don't use her very much but she is eye candy in my bedroom. I took sewing classes in high school and then continued sewing my clothes. I even made a man's suit! I ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since March 2011


I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Quick Quilted Gifts
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Design Your Own Handbag
Love Your Vegetables
Basics of Digital Photography
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
The Art of Stir-Frying
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Secrets of Slow Cooking: Mastering the Braise
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Homestyle Pan Sauces
Pet Portraits
Introduction to Bargello
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Vietnamese Classics: Pho, Noodles & Beyond
Drawing With Colored Pencils
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Playful Piecing Techniques
Authentic Thai Cooking: The Classics
Narrative Photography: Storytelling with Photo Essays
Complete Knife Skills
Make Your Own Wirework Findings
Beading with Wire, Chain & Leather
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Photographing Flowers
Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Sweet & Savory Food Gifts
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Professional Family Portraits
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Seafood & Vegetable
Homemade Italian Pasta
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Meat & Tomato
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Hand Quilting
Shooting Intimate Landscapes
Continuous Line Quilting
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Crazy Quilts
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Precision Piecing
Playing with Curves
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
Strip Your Stash
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Linear Landscape Quilts
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Machine-Finished Hand Applique
Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist
Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Jewelry Workshop
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts
Crochet: Beyond Rectangles
Project Upcycle
Amigurumi: Woodland Animals
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Hats Four Ways
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Diamond Quilt Designs
Know Your Wool
Shuttle Tatting
Machine Quilting with Templates
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Designing Modern Quilts
Beginner Serging
Design It, Quilt It
Color Play for Quilters
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
Thread Art
Re-Piecing the Past
Shoot It!
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Artisan Cheese Making
Stitch & Slash
Sewing Texture
Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters
Scrap Quilting
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Stupendous Stitching
Art Quilting 101
Painted Pictorial Quilts
Machine Quilting
Sewing Studio
Quilting Quickly II
Quilting Quickly
Short Rows
Crochet Lab
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Knitting With Beads
Knit Lab
Brilliant Knit Beads
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Micro Torch Basics
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

The iTote

22 Class Projects

Class: Photographing Flowers
with Harold Davis

Class: Design It, Quilt It
with Cindy Needham

Class: Crazy Quilts
with Allie Aller

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2 Saved Projects »