I'm from "all over" ... most recently small-town Massachusetts for the past 12 years...

My husband and I have three children - two adult daughters and one teen son.

From 2011-2013 our family lived in Tokyo, where I fell head over heels in love with sashiko.   I came home with a lifetime supply of indigo and sashiko supplies!

My Grandma Mary Lou was my first and best quilting teacher.  I started this blog for her, when we moved to Tokyo.  She passed away last summer and I miss her every day.
Grandma ML and the girls

       - My Top Five Quilting Tips - 

1.  Label your quilts!  Just do it!   Don't we all wish our great-grandmas had labeled their quilts?

2.  It's OK to abandon a project you don't like.  Artists do that all the time.  It's part of the creative process!

3.  Don't make any quilt out of a sense of begrudging obligation.   You can say no.  

4.  If you are a stay-at-home Mom, have your dinner planned before 10:00am:).  Freedom!

5.  Enjoy the process!