About The Instructor
I was born and raised in Covina CA and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1991. I married my husband, Patrick, soon after graduation and we began our Army life together. We are the parents of 5 fabulous children, but with all the demands on a military family, I left the service in 1998 to be home with my children.
My fascination with quilting began when I received a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt as a wedding present. 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 have 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 connection through the ages and across generations.
I stayed at home with my five children for about the last 18 years. Quilting became my social connection and the one thing that “mom” did for herself. (Not too selfish because lots of other benefitted as well.) With my family having served in the Army for the last 25 years, we have moved so many times and quilting has always helped me connect in my new communities.
As my skills have grown along with my children, I have more time available to share the quilting skills that I love. I started teaching sporadically about 6-7 years ago. After our last move, I began working and teaching at a local quilting and sewing machine shop: Ann Silva’s Sewing Center in Albuquerque, NM. I have been teaching and working there regularly for the last 2 years.