I am a contemporary quilter who specializes in thread-painting. I dye and paint my own fabric now, and use very little of my huge stash, so I have decided to have a garage sale for the members of the two quilt groups I belong to, since they will benefit from the cotton fabric I no longer use. I am going to keep my batiks and a few other fabrics that I love, but the rest is going to be sold to someone who can use it. I just retired from teaching quilting at two JoAnn stores and hope to have more time to quilt for me, instead of making samples. I will continue to go to people's houses to teach one-on-one, especially teaching children how to use a sewing machine and quilters how to free-motion quilt using my guaranteed method (if they can't free-motion quilt after the 2 hour session, they don't have to pay me. I have never had anyone not pay me because I have developed a sure-fire method of teaching free-motion). I also love to knit and I love to make cards. All of my interests center around making fiber art. I use paper and other unusual stuff in my quilts, including dryer sheets. I also love to use my needle-felting machine to make fiber art. And finally, I make one-of-a-kind purses for people. I do not have a website and do not want one because I would be tending to that instead of doing my art. I get enough clients from word of mouth, so I don't have to advertise. If I had too many more clients I wouldn't have time to do my fiber art, so I am very happy with my life the way it is.
crochet, fashion, gifts, home decorating, jewelry making, knitting, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing, fiber art
Member Since: 09/24/2010