I made my first quilt in high school home economics, but really started quilting in 2002
How Did You Learn? Did A Family Member Teach You?
I pretty much taught myself from books and the internet. My first projects as a self professed quilter were baby quilts.
Do You Gift Most of Your Quilts or Hang On To Them?
When I pieced by machine most of my quilts were gifted, but now that I am almost exclusive to EPP, I keep my quilts. I tell my kids that they will inherit them.
Is There a Quilt On Your Bed? What Does It Look Like?
Sometimes I have a quilt on my bed for the day, but usually it is just a duvet. When I do lay a quilt out it is my Brimfield Awakening quilt with Tula Pink's De La Luna fabric.
What Five Tools or Notions Are Your Favorite?
The notions I couldn't live without are my Poke a Dots by Jilly, my Sue Daley Milliners needles in size 15, my stork scissors, my Sue Daley glue pen, and my seam ripper.
What One Designer or Quilter Would You Like To Take A Class From?
I would love to take a class from Tula Pink, just so I could meet her.
What Do You Do For Inspiration? Do You See A Fabric and Expand on That?
I usually find inspiration in the fabric. For example, my CanCan quilt was made entirely with Lumina by Robert Kaufman in each star center.
Do You Tend To Work With The Same Color Palette?
I don't always use the same color palettes, but lately rainbows seem to draw me in, like Tula Pink True colors, and anything Alison Glass.
What Techniques Do You Love? What Techniques Would You Like To Try or Get Better At?
I have completely fallen in love with EPP. I love the freedom to work on my projects anywhere and love being next to my husband on the couch instead of being tied to a machine. I also like how precise it is, I have never mastered a scant 1/4 inch seam and so my regular pieced quilts are always a little off of perfect.
How Would You Describe Your Style of Quilting?
I would describe my style of quilting as modern for sure.
What Is The One Quilt That You Want To Make But Haven't? Why?
One quilt I want to make, but haven't is probably Dear Jane which I actually started, but after 4 rows I got derailed and haven't gone back to finish. I was doing it in a rainbow of batiks and black and white fabrics.
How Do You Stay Organized?
Organized? Who is organized?
Do You Enter Your Quilts In Shows For Competition?
I have entered a few shows, but not many. I would like to do more.
It has been a blast working with Kathi to get this all together for you. Thank you so much.