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For years I used to say "I'm an economist" and lived the life of a busy career woman - always working 10-hour days. Then, I fell in love with a wonderful man who followed me all the way to Mexico and insisted on marrying me. When I got pregnant with my first child I knew I didn’t want to go back to working those crazy hours but I needed something to do. And then I discovered quilting. I became entranced by the textures, colors, combinations, and shapes that result from making a quilt. Now, quilting is what prevents me from eating alive my two sons and my husband! Quilting was once a hobby but now it’s my passion and I love to say “I’m a quilter.”
I am honored that some of my quilts have won awards and have been featured in quilt shows around the world, including at the Houston International Quilt Festival, the Patchwork and Quilt Expo in Mexico, the Quilt and Patchwork Festival in Grammado, Brazil, The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, Quilt Expo Beaujolais in France and at the International Quilt Festival in Suzdal, Russia.
I am member of Studio Fiber Arts at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia, where I currently create and exhibit my art. Recently I attended Seminar CZT 25 in RI, to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher.
I am an artist who loves to share my enthusiasm and passion for quilts and Zentangle®. I teach classes at several venues in Northern Virginia and, because I am bilingual, I also teach and promote the Zentangle Method® and the Art of Quilting in Spanish. I have given workshops, lectures and demonstrations so far in two countries.
I founded and direct Sew Global Quilters (SGQ), an eclectic group of quilters from eight different nationalities, which makes quilting fun and educational in many ways. I am an active member of the Mason District Quilt Professionals and of Quilters Unlimited-Annandale Chapter, where I was director of the Education Bee program and in 2014 curated “The Way I See It” exhibit. My trademark technique, “Free Motion Quilting is Brain Training,” has given many who felt intimidated by quilting the confidence to enjoy being creative. My classes and workshops are designed to inspire and set your inner artist free.