I took my first quilting class in 1991. After taking many classes on piecing and appliqué, I decided that hand appliqué was the one and only thing I really wanted to do.
After trying various needlework hobbies such as crewel, needlepoint and knitting, I came across a small quilt shop where I took a sampler class from Sherry Lundquest.
Since then, I've taken taught classes by some of the best teachers around - Joyce Selin in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Judy Simmons, Patricia Campbell, Jennifer Amore, Dilys Fronks (Wales), Nancy Pearson, Carol Armstrong, Faye Anderson, Jean Ray Laurie, Ted Storm (Holland), Luche Jonkers (Belgium), Judy Mathison and Kathy Ingmundson among others.
Now I enjoy teaching the joys of both hand and fusible appliqué. I've taught a number of guilds in Georgia, North Carolina, Switzerland and Hungary.
Teaching in three cities in Switzerland was wonderful and being the first American to teach in Hungary was a special privilege. I've traveled to Hungary twice and my pattern RALPH is a direct result of teaching them the second year.
Once back in the USA, others wanted the rooster pattern so I decided to self publish with Eileen Sullivan as my mentor. Now, you have access to my favorite patterns here on my web site!