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I am a retired Medical Records clerk. I started quilting in 1982 during the time my father was fighting cancer. I was praying for a way to channel my emotion during this difficult time and quilting fulfilled that need. My fascination with genealogy inspired me to create a quilt in 1991-1993 that included individuals I admired and respected. I called this quilt "View From the Mountaintop" (my heroes quilt). I heard that Michigan State University was conducting a Michigan Quilt Project and decided to register my quilt with Dr. Marsha MacDowell, curator of Folk Art at Michigan State University Museum. Dr. MacDowell expressed an interest in putting my quilt in a book called African-American Quilt making in Michigan published in 1997. View From The Mountaintop and Mr. Mandela are two of my quilts that were exhibited in Michigan State University's Quilt and Human Rights exhibition, which explored the role that quilt makers have played in…

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  • Joined July 22, 2011

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fabric, embellishments, beads, feathers, buttons, yarn, threads, paper

About

I am a retired Medical Records clerk. I started quilting in 1982 during the time my father was fighting cancer. I was praying for a way to channel my emotion during this difficult time and quilting fulfilled that need. My fascination with genealogy inspired me to create a quilt in 1991-1993 that included individuals I admired and respected. I called this quilt "View From the Mountaintop" (my heroes quilt). I heard that Michigan State University was conducting a Michigan Quilt Project and decided to register my quilt with Dr. Marsha MacDowell, curator of Folk Art at Michigan State University Museum. Dr. MacDowell expressed an interest in putting my quilt in a book called African-American Quilt making in Michigan published in 1997. View From The Mountaintop and Mr. Mandela are two of my quilts that were exhibited in Michigan State University's Quilt and Human Rights exhibition, which explored the role that quilt makers have played in raising the awareness of human rights issues. Both quilts are now in the African-American quilt collection of the Michigan State University Museum.

I am a self taught quilt maker who strives to create unique works of art. I love using a large variety of prints and carefully selected colors. All of my quilts/crafts are made by me personally in my home sewing room, which is my favorite place in the world.

I hope that you like what you see and enjoy looking at my products as much as I enjoyed making them.

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