My love for sewing started when I was a child watching my Mother sew. I sewed my own clothes in college after purchasing a Singer Featherweight at Marshall Fields in Chicago. I continued to sew for my five children (one boy and four girls). I started teaching over 25 years ago at first in a quilt shop and then at national quilting and sewing shows. I have taught heirloom sewing, quilting, free motion quilting, garment construction/embellishment, trapunto by machine and silk dyeing. I did free-lance work for Butterick as well as several sewing and quilting books. My passion has continued to grow as I learn and teach new methods and techniques. I have appeared on several TV shows, written magazine articles and contributed to a number of books on sewing. I have taught at guilds, shops and national quilting shows
My medium is my sewing machine. I sew garments, quilts including traditional, art, modern, and some home dec. I love to use my machine every way possible, utilizing all the different feet available. Some examples would be free motion stitching, couching, trapunto, heirloom and bobbin work.
I have over thirty years experience teaching sewing amd quilting. I am available foe classes and lectures.
Quilted and Embellished Garments
Silk, cotton and other fabric garments, some quilted, or hand embroidered.
The No Marking Method of Machine Quilting
Do you ever wish the quilting design you want could be done without marking? I have samples of quilts and garments done with no marking.
Do You Thangle? What is a Thankgle?
How to make Half Square Triangles the easy way! No math or recutting involved.
Beginning Quilting: Learn how to select fabric, use a rotary cutter, rulers and accurately piece while making a four block small quilt. Add a border to your small quilt.
6 hour class
Beginning Machine Quilting: Learn about diferent batting, how to baste a quilt and machine quilting both straight line and free motion quilting.
6 hour class
No Mark Method of Machine Quilting: If you ever wished you could use a quilting design without marking your project, this is the method to learn. Learn how to resize a design and using the design.
3 or 6 hour class