In the Beginning
My wonderful mother, pictured here at a picnic from a few years ago, instilled in me a love of cooking, quilting, and preserving my heritage. As a child I often watched her sew dresses and items for her nieces or other people.
Through the years, several other women were instrumental in leading me to a love of quilting.
I began piecing and quilting 19 years ago. I bought a Thimbleberries book and fell in love. I made a table top quilt by looking at the picture in the book. It turned out decently enough for my first quilt. I stitched in the ditch, and I did my darndest to bind that thing with that pre-packaged binding. It didn't take me long to realize there was a better way. So I did some self-teaching, reading, visiting quilt shops, and became a quilter.
I quilted on my Husqvarna Viking for years. I finally bought a long arm seven months ago. I haven't stopped quilting since. Piecing, well, I still try to do some of my own. I haven't even quilted anything for me yet. Oh well, the time will come. I did quilt my wife's nice Christmas quilt for her.
I'm still working full time as an Assistant Principal, so this quilting has to be done at night. I'm in for the long haul and plan for this to be my new career once retired from education.
See the long arm quilting page for info on my prices. I am posting the patterns as quickly as I can. The ones posted right now are .02 cents per square inch. I have many other patterns not posted here yet.
I encourage you to keep stitching! Keep on doing what you love to do, whatever that may be.
My mom died on November 3, 2013, and there isn't a day goes by that she isn't guiding me as I piece, choose fabric, look at patterns, or quilt. (Or in the kitchen cooking!) Make time each day for those you love!
May your bobbins always be full and your stitches secure!