Growing up on a farm in the Midwest I was surrounded by the quilts of my grandmother. Clearly they were her statement of worth and being. When I was born she made a postage stamp quilt for me which I slept under for year always finding new fabrics and designs that she had added. Although I loved sewing but I never felt that I could make a quilt.
Indeed by training, I became a lawyer and had my own company that wrote arguments for other lawyers. I realized that I frustrated the other attorneys because I had to cut and paste the documents on my living room floor. Eventually I discovered quilt making and soon thereafter moved from Boston to western Massachusetts and decided to teach myself to become a quilt maker.
I promised myself that I would only give up the law if I made quilts that felt true and sincere and that continued to challenge me. For the last thirty years I have been supporting myself as a quiltmaker. I do a number of fine craft shows–mainly up and down the East Coast–as well as accept commissions and work with galleries and designers. In addition my studio is open to the public in the charming village of Shelburne Falls. I am also active on various social media including my blog, Facebook and Twitter.