In 2000 I started rubber stamping cutesy cards. I went to a Stampin Up party and I was hooked. About a year and a half later I got into Mixed Media. That lasted about a year or so. June of 2003 I had my first sewing machine. I was making fabric postcards and little fabric atcs and trading them. I got hooked on Quilting Arts magazine and had to own all of the back issues. ( and all of the supplies, and still do)! I talked my sister in getting a sewing machine too. And we both took our first quilting classes at Patched Works in Elm Grove Oct. 2003. You can see my first quilt below.
|My first quilt... Fun Patches pattern|
My teacher was Lisa Garms. She really encouraged us to dive right in.. And I did. I tried some fancy variegated free motion... And some fancy stitches in the ditch.
|My first art quilt|
|"Beauty" can be seen in Grand Rapids as part of the Ultimate Guild Challenge with the Milwaukee Art Quilters.|