I grew up with a very creative mom in a small rural Midwestern town. At a young age she taught me how to sew and knit. I dabbled with those skills while raising two children and working full time. When I became a grandma I decided I wanted to learn how to quilt so I could make quilts for family members. I have been quilting for over 22 years. About 8 years ago, when I realized neither myself or family members needed anymore quilts, I turned to Art Quilts. Over those years I have learned numerous techniques and really enjoy creating new pieces. I want my artwork to bring as much joy to its new owners as it gives me while creating it. To me, my art brings me peace and happiness.