I have been sewing since the age of five and making comforters and applique quilts long before I knew they were called quilts. I thought I was just sewing a blanket… yup, a “blanket”!
As a young girl, I would wander into fabric stores and pet the fabric, just because it made my creative heart sing. I’d dream of all the things I could create with fabric and imagine how I could break the ‘rules’ to make something no one else had.
In my early 30’s I was brought under the tutelage of the “church ladies” that quilted in our church basement. They taught me the do’s and don’t’s of quilting. I learned how to load my number 8 hand-sewing needle with 10-12 stitches and keep them perfectly uniform. I learned how to load a quilt on an old wooden frame and sit, stitching for hours. I learned more about life in those hours than just quilting. If I could spend just a few minutes with those ladies, I’d thank them for teaching me so much more than just quilting.
In my 40’s I started an online fabric shop (Fabric Please!) and travelled around Southern Ontario with my fabric trailer. You might have seen me at various quilt shows or guild retreats. I sold that business and now love bringing your quilt tops to life with my longarm quilting. Somehow, I’ve also morphed into the “t-shirt quilt lady” preserving memories by making quilts to last a lifetime.
Now that I’m in my 50’s, life just keeps getting better! I’m loving every second of my journey and would like nothing more than to help you get Your Quilts Done! My motto: “A finished quilt is better than a quilt top in your closet”.