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My love of working with fabrics was inspired by both my mother and my husbandís grandmother. As a young girl my mother taught me how to use a sewing machine and we would work on simple clothing projects together. My husbandís grandmother was a quilter, and for a wedding gift she gave us a quilt. This quilt opened my eyes to other possibilities of working with fabrics other than simply making clothing. The desire to make my own quilt was sparked.
It was not until I moved to Cary, NC, that I had my first opportunity to learn quilting. The local quilt store offered classes. One of the classes was in Crazy Quilting. This class helped me realize that creating my own designs were possible, as it was extremely creative and free flowing. From that starting point, I began taking other fiber art and surface design related workshops, to learn other methods of using cloth in creative ways. Also, I have always enjoyed other art mediums and have taken photography, painting and drawing classes. While these were very fun and educational, I found that working with fabrics, needle and thread were my preferred medium of expressing how I see the world. I became a fiber artist when I began to create representational art that depicted a three dimensional world. With fabric and thread, I allowed my imagination to direct my creative energies into a unique art expression.
My greatest joy is to be able to re-acquaint adults, and also introduce the young people to the traditional art of needlework in a new, fun and modern way, and hopefully inspire them to create with fabric, needle and thread also.
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