Quiltmaker

  Princeton, New Jersey, United States    

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I've always been artistic, but my journey in quiltmaking began in 2002 when a quilter friend took me to Pennington Quilt Works in Pennington, NJ because she needed to pick up some supplies. As soon as I walked in the door I was gobsmacked by all the beautiful fabrics. I signed up for a beginners quilting class and haven't stopped quilting since. I started with traditional quilts, mostly for beds, which I did for many years, but frequently in my own, unique color palettes. When I moved to Virginia in 2009, I joined the Burke Chapter of Quilters Unlimited and was introduced to an expanded world of quiltmaking. I started making art quilts,and entering quilt challenges. Many of these quilts been in traditional quilt shows, gallery shows, traveling exhibits, and published in books. After moving back to New Jersey, I joined the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild. At one of my first meetings, Sherri Lynn Wood gave a lecture on improvisational quilts and a light bulb went off. I've been creating vibrant and intensely colored improvisational quilts ever since. I still make bed and throw quilts, but focus most of my creative energy on art quilts.

When was the quiltmaker born?

04/19/1960

Educational background:

Bachelors degree

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Now retired, previously marketing

Where was the quiltmaker born?

New York, New York (NY), United States

Where did the quiltmaker grow up?

Suburban

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

From class

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 40-49

Why does/did the quiltmaker quilt:

Pleasure

Estimate the number of quilts made by this maker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

yes

What price was charged for the quilts and when were they sold?

Based on size and complexity of quilt

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

no

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