Quilting Industry Partner
Westalee Design Accredited Teacher
About The Instructor
My fascination with quilting began when I received a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt as a wedding present in 1991. The gift of a second scrappy quilt further solidified my love of fabrics and colors. I made my first quilt to celebrate the birth of my first child around 1993. I had loved quilting ever since. I love all styles and types of quilts from art to modern, from traditional pieced to applique. I also love how quilting is a connection through the ages and across generations.
Originally a native of California, I graduated from West Point in 1991. Right after graduation, my husband Patrick and I began our life together by serving in the Army. I left the service in 1998 to be at home with our 5 children. For the next two decades, quilting became the bridge that helped me to build relationships in each new community. Though I have moved more than 20 times during my family’s military service, quilters are a welcoming group and I have been so thankful for them.
As my kids have grown, so have my quilting skills. I now have more time available to share the quilting skills that I love. I started teaching about 16 years ago. After our last move, I began working and teaching at local shops and guilds on a consistent basis. In 2016, I also became a professional longarm quilter, opening FabriKated Quilts.
In 2016, I was first introduced to Westalee Designs Quilting Rulers and Templates. I was instantly hooked! Rulerwork tools have helped me advance my quilting skills more that I ever dreamt possible. I am thrilled and proud to be a Sew Steady Education Ambassador and a Westalee Design Acredited Teacher. The freedom and creativity generated by these tools is so satisfying. I want to give that power to quilters everywhere.
I love sharing my passion for quilting and art, passing on a centuries old tradition, and creating beautiful items of comfort. Let’s start FabriKating your next quilt!
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