I love to sew. I have been sewing since I was old enough to hold a needle in my hand and thread it. Now days I work outside the home so it's hard to find time to sit and sew as I used to when my kids were younger and I was a stay home mom. When I do find time, I find it relaxing. I love quilting and sewing crafts. Quilting is my favorite because shapes and techniques are endless and you decide where you want to go with the stitching.

Craftsy Member since May 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Heirloom Sewing: More Classic Techniques
Better, Faster Log Cabins
Smart Baking Substitutions: Tricks for Healthful Treats
Colorful Patchwork Bags & Baskets
The Artful T-Shirt
Cards With Dimension
Creative Die Cutting With Your Cricut
Craft & Create With Your Cricut Explore
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag
Show-Stopping Cheesecakes
Contemporary Curves: Double Wedding Ring Quilts
Smart Techniques for Working With Wedges
Perfect Pattern Matching
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
Bonsai Wiring Essentials
Heirloom Sewing
Fitting Fashion Knits the Palmer/Pletsch Way
Editing Essentials: Professional Lettering Techniques
How to Start a Machine Embroidery Business
Fabric Know-How
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Professional Window Treatments
Pâte à Choux Pastries
Cabinetry Tips & Techniques
Decorate With Confidence: Smart Sewing Techniques
Creamy, Dreamy Custards: Techniques & Treats
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin
Next Steps With Your Walking Foot
Perfect Pizza at Home
Baking Boot Camp: Cakes & Crusts
Building Better Bags: Interfacing & Structure
Ultimate Free-Motion Feathers
Paper Piecing the Quiltworx Dresden Plate
Modern Methods for Classic Cakes
Savory Tarts, Quiches & Galettes
Decadent Chocolate Cakes
On the Rise: Bun & Roll Techniques
Artisan Bread Making
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Lace
Danish Pastries From Scratch
The Ultimate Cake-Baking Toolbox
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Couches & Sofas
25 Essential Grilling Techniques
Classic Techniques for Contemporary Layer Cakes
Goldwork Embroidery
Stabilizer Savvy
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
20 Essential Techniques for Better Bags
Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques
Essential Guide to Tailoring
Smarter Strip Quilting
Crochet Essentials: Increases & Decreases
Fantastic Finishes: Edgings & Borders
Fearless Free-Motion Quilting
Sewing With Oilcloth
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Hoop Savvy
Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Underneath It All
The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Editing Essentials: Splitting & Aligning Designs
Cooking Mistakes
The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Embroidering Luxury Fabrics by Machine
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Free-Motion Quilting Essentials
Sew Confident: Essential Techniques for Beginners
Sewing Lingerie
Learn to Sew: Pajama Pants
New Directions in Tumbling Blocks
Classic Table Linens
Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches
Custom Bedding: Decorative Shams & Bolsters
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Quick & Easy Quilting
The Machine Embroidery Inspired Quilt
The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops
Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Paper-Pieced Stars
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Perfecting the Pie Crust
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Classic Pies Made Easy
Love Your Vegetables
Classic Croissants at Home
French Pastry Shop Classics
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Start Machine Quilting
Stitch & Slash
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Finishing School: Better Borders
Sew Little: Nursery Design
Quick Quilted Gifts
Playful Piecing Techniques
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Elegant Embroidered Quilts
Machine Embroidered Lace Classics
Transform Your Garden Design
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Embroidering With Ribbon
Sewing Knits That Fit
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Flying Fat Quarters
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Elements of Design Editing
Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows
The Twisted Irish Chain
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Embroidery Software Essentials
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
The Classic Double Wedding Ring
Complete Knife Skills
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt
Precision Piecing
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Crazy Quilts
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Playing with Curves
Quilting Quickly
Quilting Quickly II
Sewing Studio
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Machine Embroidered Classics
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Sewing Texture
Know Your Wool
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Machine Embroidery With Knits
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Sewing Fashion Knits
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
The Fashionably Quilted Jacket
Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
Stupendous Stitching
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Sewing on the Edge
Decorative Seams
Sewing With Silks
Design It, Quilt It
Fast-Track Fitting
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Sewing on the Bias
Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride
Pieced Hexies
Sew the Perfect Fit
Creative Serging
Pant Construction Techniques
Sewing With Knits
The Couture Dress
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Pant Fitting Techniques
Modern Buttercream
The Hand-Painted Cake
Basic Fondant Techniques
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Beginner Serging
Color Play for Quilters
Sewing Custom Valances
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Creative Quilt Backs
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants
The Machine Embroidered Quilt
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Shirts & Tops
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Learn to Sew: Shift Dress
Design Your Own Handbag
Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results
Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread
Stunning Circle Quilt
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Pain-Free Foundation Piecing
Learn to Sew: Simple Bags
Bead Embroidery
Improve Your Crochet
Embroidering Monograms by Machine
Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch
Custom Sweatshirt Jackets
Custom Bedding: Designer Bedskirts
Crocheting in the Round
Crochet: Basics & Beyond
Simple Soups From Scratch
Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies
Custom Bedding: Designer Duvet Covers
Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts
Start Foundation Paper Piecing
Sew With Your Serger: Quick & Easy Projects

4 Class Projects

Class: Classic Pies Made Easy
with Nancie McDermott

Class: 2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
with Janine Burke & Amy Walsh

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

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