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?