Quilt making grabbed my attention in 1992 when I made a Sampler quilt at my local quilt shop. The quilt had just a couple of appliqué blocks and I don’t remember feeling overly excited about that particular skill back then. I know I didn't pursue appliqué in my quilts straight away, I was just enjoying the piecing and the quilting.
Within a couple of years though I started to really become aware of Appliqué and what could be achieved with the different techniques. I attended a two day workshop with Mary O. Roberts, learning dimensional Baltimore style appliqué, and it confirmed how much I enjoy the process of creating something intricate without a care for how long it takes.
After many years of enjoying both quick and slow appliqué techniques using commercially available patterns, I now design and create my own quilts and most of them feature appliqué.
In 2017 Quiltmania published my first book Quilts from the Colonies, and since then I am kept busy traveling & sharing my love of Reproduction Quilts through workshops and trunk shows