Natalie Whitaker's Profile
I grew up outside a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I never knew a summer without a garden or a swim in the river. I still can't imagine life without such simple pleasures. For me quilting is one of those. The time honored techniques I use give me a sense of connection to my past.
I've always like to "make stuff." As a child, If I wasn't hand stitching together scraps from my moms fabric stash, then I was in the back yard with my big sister using the fallen black walnuts and a five gallon bucket to make "soup." Don't worry we knew better than to eat it! Those early experiences with the joy of creating, eventually led me to a B.A. in studio art and high school art teaching. Although I stopped teaching when I had a baby, my desire to make stuff never let up.
Aesthetically I am drawn to a modern cottage style,…
- Born on February 3
- Joined October 24, 2011