I have had a needle or pencil in my hand for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Hannibal, Missouri gave me a historical view of America. I love the Midwest and the hard working values that were instilled in my character. I graduated from Truman University in Kirksville, Missouri with a BS in Industrial Technology and a minor in Graphic Arts. I have worked for newspapers and magazines doing layout and design for several years.
Here in San Diego, I worked for Palomar College and San Diego Community College where I taught surface design, quilting and stitchery classes for seven years. I feel that I have one foot in traditional quilting and one foot in art quilting.