As long as I can remember, I have had an interest in all things creative. It was my Grandma who gave me my first sewing machine and it was love at first stitch. Many years ago, I took a trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and had my first exposure to quilting. I bought an Amish queen sized, hand quilted quilt and I've been hooked ever since.
Soon after, I joined a quilt guild, learned to quilt and began teaching others. I purchased my first longarm in 2003 and have had a number of brands and sizes of longarm quilting machines, but Handi Quilter is my favorite.
I currently quilt on an HQ Infinity with Pro-Stitcher, an HQ Forte with Pro-Stitcher and an HQ Capri. I teach machine quilting on both longarm and domestic machines.
I most enjoy making quilts of comfort for charities and gifts for family and friends.
I currently belong to two quilt guilds: Dogwood Quilt Guild in Lake Arrowhead, CA and Tehachapi Mountain Quilters in Tehachapi, CA
I have two grown children, which, of course, are my proudest achievements! And now in 2020 became a Grandma for the first time! I have loved being a part of the wonderful Handi Quilter team and to share my passion of quilting.
February 17-20, 2022 Quilt Con, Phoenix, AZ Come see me at the Handi Quilter Booth QuiltCon – Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild
March 2-5, 2022 Santa Rosa, CA at Village Sewing - Hands-on Education Event - Buy Sewing, Quilting & Embroidery Machines Online - VillageSewing.Com
March 22-26, 2022 Las Vegas, NV at Sew Yeah Quilting - Hands-on Education Event - Sew Yeah Quilting
April 19-23, 2022 - Walla Walls Sew, Vac and Spas - Walla Walla, WA - Hands-on Education Event - Walla Walls Sew & Vac and Spas | Walla Walla, Washington (wwsvandspas.com)
May 12-14, 2022 - Boise, ID - Bluebird Quilt Studio Booth at Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival - Home (bluebirdquiltstudio.com) Boise Show | Sew, Quilt, Needlework, Craft, Expo & Festivals (quiltcraftsew.com)
June 1-4, 2022 Cottonwood, AZ - Quilter's Quarters - Hands-on Education Event Quilter's Quarters - Simply the BEST (quiltersquartersaz.com)
June 14-17, 2022 Handi Quilter Academy - teaching Pro-Stitcher Intermediate Track Handi Quilter Academy - Handi Quilter
July 27-30, 2022 Sandy, UT - My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe - Hands-on Education Event My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe - Sewing Machine and Education Center (mygirlfriendsquiltshoppe.com)
August 3, 2022 International Quilt Festival, Long Beach CA - Teaching Festival of Feathers in Bloom and Thread Painting 101 Quilt Festival Long Beach - Quilts
August 4-6 Long Beach, CA International Quilt Festival - Come See me at the Handi Quilter Booth Handi Quilter - Longarm Quilting Machines and Accessories
September 14-17, 2022 Des Moines, IA AQS QuiltWeek - Come see me at the Handi Quilter Booth
October 13-16, 2022 Santa Clara, CA Pacific Internationa Quilt Festival - Come see me at the Superior Thread Booth Pacific International Quilt Festival » Mancuso Show Management Superior Threads - High Quality Threads, Needles, Notions and More | SuperiorThreads.com
I am available for virtual one-on-one training on your longarm by the hour via Zoom. Email me at the bottom of this site.
Machine training: Machine basics to get the quilter on their way to finishing quilts. Available for training on your Handi Quilter or BabyLock longarm and a variety of domestic machines
Pro-Stitcher training: Pro-Stitcher training so the quilter can successfully use Pro-Stitcher to complete quilts
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