I was raised in Middle Tennessee and have lived in East Tennessee since 1979. My mother taught me to sew, but I taught myself to quilt; I had a new baby and needed a creative outlet. I’ve made hundreds of quilts over some 50 years, from bed size to small mats, potholders, and other projects. I love working with color combinations; design is my favorite part of quilting. I especially love scrap quilts and the challenge of putting together all patterns and colors of fabric to make a harmonious quilt top.