I grew up in Detroit in the 50s and 60s.  Attended Wayne State University where I received a MS in Accounting and then worked in accounting for 30 years.  In 2002 my husband retired from Ford Motor Company and we moved from Livonia, Michigan to our new home on Wixom Lake near Midland, Michigan.

 

Our son attend high school in Midland.  At the school, I became friends with a group of ladies who quilted.  In 2005 I bought my first sewing machine and started quilting.  Almost from my first quilt, I began changing the patterns and then I bought EQ6 in 2007 and really started designing.  I made The Big Bang the following year and it has won several awards and appears in the AQS 2013 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar. 

 

I purchased a Statler Stitcher/Gammill Long Arm Machine in 2011 and began quilting my own tops.  I won the Rookie of the Year Award at the Machine Quilters Showcase in 2012.

 

Since then, I have started publishing some of my patterns, doing trunk shows and teaching classes.