About






A Quilting life...I live in the desert of southern Nevada, but I love the ocean and rainy days. I love my terrific family--my husband, four wonderful children, and my three cute granddaughters and one grandson! My hobbies are quilting,stitching,reading, writing, gardening (in the desert), and genealogy.

I've loved fabric since I was a child--I was blessed with a mother and grandmother who both sewed for me and inspired me to sew.  I received my first sewing machine and sewing lessons at our local Singer shop when I was about 10 and have been sewing clothing and home decor items ever since. In about 1993 I began quilting with a "gentle push" from my grandmother, and I haven't stopped!

Blogging has opened up a whole new world of quilting inspiration for me--I'm amazed on a daily basis by the wonderful creativity and generosity of quilting bloggers from all over the world.  Thanks to everyone who I meet through this world of blogging!

I love sharing my love of quilting here on the blog. I've also written two books: A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home, and Fresh Family Traditions. I publish patterns through my pattern company, Quilting Life Designs, and I design fabric for Moda along with my daughter Chelsi. Our collections Bright Sun, Valley, and Desert Bloom have already been released, Creekside will be arriving in shops in September 2017, and The Front Porch will be introduced in August 2017 and will ship in 2018!


Most days you'll find me here...in my light-filled sewing studio where I love to sew, quilt, and create beautiful things for my home, family, and friends!  For a recent tour of where I sew, you might enjoy this post! 
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