I have been a quilter for over 30 years. My passion is designing and teaching. I've lived in the Midwest most of my life. I'm married to wonderful man, and we have two daughters and three grandchildren.
As a child I spent many summers visiting the family farm in Iowa. Some of my favorite memories are of staying at my grandmother's little cottage bungalow. She had a large garden and loved flowers. She made simple tied quilts for each of us and was very influential in my desire to learn to quilt.
A lot of my design inspiration comes from old traditional quilt blocks. I enjoy looking for fun blocks to piece using today's quilting techniques.
While looking for a way to strip-piece an old block called Left and Right, I ended up inventing the ZIG-ZAG Ruler. It allows you to create a diagonally pieced square without cutting templates by using simple strip-sets. I then designed a series of patterns and projects to be made using the ruler. Each of the patterns are suited for the average quilter and have instructions for at least three quilt sizes.
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