About

I have a wonderful husband of 30 years and two great children. My son will graduate from college this spring and my daughter is a college freshman. We live just northwest of Atlanta, GA. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics. You may read about VT from time to time, especially during football season. I worked for a defense contractor in the early days, then with a couple of small telecommunication companies in the Atlanta area; back in the days when I had an extra phone line and a terminal at my house to connect me to the main computer at the office.  I stopped working for pay when my son was born. I’ve been a PTSA Mom, Scout Mom, and Swim Mom.  Now it’s time to be a Me Mom.

I have been sewing since 5th grade and began quilting almost 30 years ago. In the early days, I sewed clothes for fun, school, then work.  I even made my senior prom dress. That was back in the late 70’s when the lines were much simpler and there was no sparkle to the dresses. It also cost a lot less than the dress we bought our daughter for her senior prom last year. Today I like to quilt, applique, embroider, and knit. Over the past few years, I have really embraced FMQ on my Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0.

My other passion besides quilting is swimming. I swam competitively during my pre-teen and teen years, then in college. I still swim 3 times a week. It’s something that I hope do forever. I also like to walk, hike and do yoga. As a family, we like to camp and hike. We got into this when my son was a Boy Scout. We have a popup camper that’s been lots of fun. Georgia has some great state parks, all with great hiking trails.

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We also like to travel.  We’ve been very fortunate to have been able to take the kids to a lot of different places around the country. Those days are probably over since the kids are almost on their own and busy during the summer, but we’ve had a good time with them. Our most recent trip was to the Pacific Northwest with our daughter. Now my husband and I can travel at off times and avoid some of the crowds.

My family

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