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I have always loved music and art - and now I combine them!


As a child, I doodled and sketched my way through math and geography, only really showing an interest when there was a graph or a map to paint. Somewhere along the way I began to focus on the piano, and my art soul expanded into the musical realm, setting aside any focused "art". In the mid 90's I learned how to quilt. What a revelation! It was as if all the various crafts I'd dabbled in over the years coalesced into one. One that was all about fabric, color, design, and of course, underneath it all, MUSIC.
My career in quilting began before 2000 when I was hired to hand quilt a top that a family had kept in storage for years. Word got around, and I continued to sporadically quilt by hand for people, but the internet was beginning to give me peeks into the world of Art Quilting. I became aware of the multitude of tools and materials that were readily available through internet ordering.

I began to incorporate more media experimentation into my life, allowing my piano teaching studio to take a lesser place in the big picture, now maintaining a small studio of less than a dozen students per week.

In the process, I have begun to see that creativity isn't bound by rules. Most people define themselves as one thing or another. How do YOU answer the question "What do you do?" Perhaps you say "I am a quilter". "I am a pianist". "I am a teacher". The reality is that every human being has incredible potential for a variety of creative activities/abilities, and I'm becoming more and more uncomfortable with having a title or description that might empower limitations on what I do!

What do I do? I'm going to teach piano all afternoon, but tomorrow I think I'll hand quilt, and in the afternoon I'm going to make my yard beautiful and mow the grass. Sometime this week I'm going to be a painter, and I want to fit it a little biking. Does that answer your question?