I will let my quilts speak for me. Be sure to check out the GALLERY. I started my quilting just like most of you - buying the wrong fabric, using the wrong batting, and using the wrong needles. With time, I learned to use what really works for me, even though the product might not be known as the "right" one. However, I do not, under any circumstances, compromise my standards. I had to learn what a scant quarter and a fat quarter were. Translating all those unusual terms that we use, so casually, was the next step. The first year was just a spin of learning and creating a base for future quilts. For a novice, the learning curve is quite steep. I remember my grandmother quilting back in the `60s, but everything was so different when compared to today. I hope that the quilt world will be just as different for my grandchildren.When I first began I had no idea that quilts were being machine quilted. I remember only that quilts were all hand-pieced and hand-quilted. I remember my Grandma Larsen counting the stitches per inch and ranting about being inconsistent, so that is where I went. I set out to find how many stitches per inch I needed to make my quilts "right." I asked the wrong person, and she told me that it was just rude to ask. This was the first indication that I needed to be a teacher.
What can I say about this man? Gene is wonderful. He literally saved my life and supported me in doing this quilt thing. If I had my way, I would just stay home and make quilts until they buried me. With Gene, that just wouldn't do! He is the one who really completes the quilts. I just make them. He is retired so now he will be able to spend more time with me when I travel. He loves quilters and really enjoys the quilt shows.
Cristy is my daughter. She is older than she looks. She has blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren, Aaron, Molly and Nora. Cristy is a wonderful quilt teacher and can also teach most of my classes. Her husband, Clay is willing to take care of the children so she can travel to shows and classes. Cristy works with me on my books. Cristy is a talented designer in her own right. Her designs are very young and fresh and may be seen on her website at purpledaisiesllc.com