I grew up in northern Indiana in an Amish home until my early teens. My grandmother and aunts had a quilt set up in their living room most of the time. Fabric and threads always appealed to me as I was growing up, and as a result I learned to sew and knit at a young age.
 
My husband and I moved to the Norris area in the early 1980’s. I completed my accounting degree at the University of Tennessee after our three children were born and worked in healthcare accounting for 15 years. During that time I always had several needlework projects in process as my source of relaxation.