About Me

Hi, I'm Terry Grant. I live in Washington County, Oregon, near Portland, with my husband Ray. I'm so lucky that my daughter, son-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren live about 5 minutes away. My son lives in Portland.

My life, these days, is all about family, wonderful friends (online and off), fixing up our old house and garden and making fabric art. I have been fortunate to be a part of an online art quilt project called "Twelve by Twelve" and our book, Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge was published by Lark Publishing and released on March 1, 2011. I also write the occasional article for one of several quilting magazines about various topics. Life is good!

I grew up in Pocatello, Idaho near the Oregon Trail. It was a great place to live, and when I graduated from college I moved to Boise, the "big city". That's where I met Ray. My degree was in art, specializing in painting and printmaking. My education prepared me, in a practical way, for nothing—or anything! I spent one miserable year as a middle school art teacher. I worked as an interior designer, a display manager for a big department store (the late and beloved Bon Marche), the manager of the gift shop at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival, a quilt shop owner, a fabric sales rep and finally, after a return to school, a graphic designer. Before retiring, I worked as the graphic designer for the National Psoriasis Foundation, designing and preparing all their publications, educational materials, fund-raising materials, one book, slide presentations and whatever else they needed. Great experience and wonderful co-workers.

My fabric art has appeared in several books and magazines and has been exhibited all over the United States and in several other countries. I started writing my blog in 2005 and it has been a joyful experience, bringing me friendships, opportunities and a sense of satisfaction that I never imagined. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have found something here that made a connection for you. That's what it's all about. Isn't it?