I’ve been sewing since I was a small child. My first experience was with a tiny, hand-operated sewing machine. I used that child-sized machine to create doll clothes. By the time I was a teen I was making articles of clothing for myself.
In 1990 I attended my first quilting class. At that time acrylic templates were not available. Each pattern piece was either cut out using a paper or cardboard shape. Thankfully, however, the rotary cutter and self-healing cutting mats were invented. I’m not sure I would have survived the experience if I had had to use a scissors to cut my quilt pieces.
In 2014 I discovered free-form piecing through a book written by Rayna Gillman called Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts..
This technique opened up a whole new world. I was simply amazed by the concept of making something without a pattern.
In no time I was digging out my ugly quilts and cutting them apart to create new and better designs.
Even though all of my attempts were not successful I learned so much in the process. Opening that door freed me to explore new and exciting horizons. As of today I have completed well over 100 art pieces. You can find photos of some of them here.
I have many, many people to thank for teaching me the techniques involved in this expression of art. Here are a few of them (in no special order): Tierney Hogan, Rayna Gillman, Lisa Binkley, Pam Beal, Judy Perez, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Susan Carlson…to name a few. Each one of these women have played an important role in the development of my art as well as my character. To them I say,
for giving me the push, the encouragement and the inspiration to pursue my love of fabric arts.
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