Thanks for taking a look at my website, where I write about my quilting passion.
I started quilting in 2002. I originally stumbled into an exhibit of art quilts around 2000 or so at a very small exhibit at Wave Hill Park in the Bronx, NY. Something about those quilts really moved me.
At the time, I was living in NYC. I visited the City Quilter quilt store (now gone sadly). None of their quilt classes worked with my schedule, and I didn’t have a sewing machine of my own – yet.
I ended up moving to Western Massachusetts in May 2002, and shortly after arriving, I took my first class from Ellen DeGrave at a small quilt store Notion to Quilt (alas it’s gone too) in Shelburne Falls, MA. My first quilt was a log cabin quilt, and I was hooked. Before I even finished the class, I sewed a small split-rail fence quilt from a pattern in an Alex Anderson book for teaching kids how to quilt.
I now live in Florence, MA. I’m raising my two sons. I work as the marketing director at Knowledge Matters in Hadley, MA. I spend a lot of time doing CrossFit workouts, and running Spartan races and other obstacle races. I go out for dancing and karoake every chance I get.
I use a Janome Memory Craft 6600 P as my main piecing machine. I love my SewEzi sewing table and take it with me to every retreat I attend. And, I always rave about Bloc Loc rulers for trimming half square triangles.
I’ve also been recording the Reading & Writing podcast for 10 years where I interview writers and authors about their books.