I started sewing back in the 7th grade. Back then, it was mandatory for girls to take sewing and cooking classes in school (while the boys took shop!) . In 1992, I discovered the joys of quilting, and began machine quilting about 10 years ago. Transforming fabric (and memories) into useful, beautiful pieces of art - heirlooms to be cherished - has become a true passion of mine.
I guess you could say that textiles are in my blood. My grandmother, Jessie Angus, left Scotland on a boat bound for Lowell, Massachusetts at the age of 18. She was one of the original "Lowell Mill Girls", working in the textile mills well into her old age.
I was born in Lowell and received my BS in Nursing from U Mass. Lowell. I now live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband Craig (also known as the NC Tomato Man), our two spoiled chocolate labs, Buddy and Mocha, and three equally spoiled cats. Craig and I have two wonderful daughters.
I belong to the Capital Quilters Guild in Raleigh, and have won two Viewers Choice Awards. I also belong to the Friends of Friendship Quilting Bee. I have done contract sewing over the years for Patchwork Memories as well as created two original quilt patterns.
I sew in my smoke free home, but please note that I do have dogs and cats.