A bit about me…

December 10, 2012

Wisconsin is my home.  My husband and I have been married for over 30 years and we are proud parents of two fine young men.  Both sons are married and we have two beautiful daughter-in-laws.  We have been blessed with and now have three grandchildren – a 2 ½ year old granddaughter, her baby sisters recently joined the family (identical girls!) and another grandchild expected in March!  What fun it is!

My passion for quilting began more than 20 years ago when my sister-in-law and I took a beginner quilting class.  As our youngest children entered school, we felt we now had time to pursue a new hobby.  After merely one class we were hooked!  The two of us then enrolled in more classes locally where friendships were formed, and in a short time five or six “stitching sisters” gathered on a regular basis for “therapy.”  That therapy included stitching quilt blocks, a table runner, wall hanging, bag, etc.

Over the years I have bought many books and patterns which I have enjoyed.  However, I found myself scratching out notes on paper and piecing together my own designs as my interest and creativity grew.  Eventually I began writing patterns for a local quilt shop and have been doing so for nearly eight years.  It’s hard to know when an idea will come forth – it could be in the middle of the night (notebook nearby on the nightstand), driving down a highway and enjoying the surroundings we have been blessed with (oh, another idea!), while shopping, etc.   I love teaching new patterns and receiving feedback from students but more so watching the joy and excitement in their eyes as they complete a new project!   Cheryl

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