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Fabric, fiber and thread have been therapeutic to me for over twenty years and I am grateful that you have come to my shop to share that journey.
I began as a traditional quilter, making quilts for my family and friends, but learned the true importance of a creative outlet, as my health issues took a toll on my original therapeutic career, as a physical therapist.
I continued to make traditional quilts but pushed myself to do and try more, just as I had encouraged my patients to reach higher for so many years. I found myself interpreting old quilt patterns in new ways and creating my own patterns or designs to express my new directions. I also learned to look for patterns or designs with “good bones”—ones which I might dislike for the colors or style, but if I looked beneath that outer draping, I could see how a small change here or there in color or design could bring a whole new life t…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 22
  • Joined July 20, 2011

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Batiks, silk, hand painted fabrics, quilting, beautiful threads, hand dyed silk ribbon, fibers, roving, yarns, watercolor and acrylic paints, photos, beads, embroidery

About

About
Fabric, fiber and thread have been therapeutic to me for over twenty years and I am grateful that you have come to my shop to share that journey.
I began as a traditional quilter, making quilts for my family and friends, but learned the true importance of a creative outlet, as my health issues took a toll on my original therapeutic career, as a physical therapist.
I continued to make traditional quilts but pushed myself to do and try more, just as I had encouraged my patients to reach higher for so many years. I found myself interpreting old quilt patterns in new ways and creating my own patterns or designs to express my new directions. I also learned to look for patterns or designs with “good bones”—ones which I might dislike for the colors or style, but if I looked beneath that outer draping, I could see how a small change here or there in color or design could bring a whole new life to the classic design. I also pushed myself outside my own comfort zone into art quilts, fiber arts and mixed media, when I needed new ways to inspire and grow.
I began to teach those techniques, but more importantly to try to inspire other quilters to find the joy of reaching into new areas and learning new techniques, through my classes and my patterns and to find beauty in reinterpreting the classics, as well.
It has truly been a creative and therapeutic journey. Enjoy!

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