About Me

I have been a quilter for almost 40 years.  I started making quilts before the 1976 Bicentennial.  That event revived interest in quiltmaking which by that time was almost becoming a lost art. Since the Bicentennial, interest in quilts and quiltmaking has just kept growing and has now reached and inspired international quilters as well.  Today, there are small and huge quilt shows in almost every country.  The craft of quilting has now evolved into a yearly multi-billion dollar industry.

My grandmother, who taught me to sew, was a quilter. She used a treadle sewing machine to make most of her quilts. I treasure the quilts that she made that are now in my possession.

My late husband's grandmother was also a quilter. I have a few quilts that she made for his family including a Nile green and white quilt made for his parents 1933 wedding. The pattern she used was called Single Wedding Ring. (It is also known as the Crown of Thorns pattern.)

I am a member of AQS (American Quilter's Society), CTPQG (CT Piecemakers Quilt Guild) and the Connecticut chapter of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates).

I was an elementary school library media specialist for 20 years and I retired from teaching in 2014.