I studied graphic design in college, but always found myself lingering in the textile department. After graduating and working in corporate marketing for several years, I finally discovered quilting and was hooked. Mixing pattern, color, and texture was a perfect fit for me, both as a quilter and a designer.
The clean lines and graphic images of modern design are a huge part of my happy place and I love the free spirit of improvisational piecing. But the rich history and longstanding techniques of traditional quilting have always been close to my heart, too. I am amazed that such a humble American art form could explode into the strong, international quilting community we see today.
So, to keep my sanity and stay true to myself, I choose to embrace it all - modern, improvisational, and traditional. By choosing elements from all three design styles in my work, I strive to create quilts that anyone can relate to.
See How We Sew was created in 2011 as a collaborative quilters' blog. I was invited to join in 2013 and I am so happy I did! My blogging partner, Laura Nownes and I are now teamed up to share quilting and sewing, inspiration, and tutorials weekly with our readers. Our collaboration has led to some wonderful opportunities, like working with fabric companies such as Michael Miller Fabrics, P&B Textiles and Windham Fabrics to create samples for their new fabric collections. Laura and I are even launching a new line of quilting patterns and tools soon. Stop by to see how we sew! www.seehowwesew.com