How did you get started quilting?
My friend Edie Faile signed me up to help set up a quilt show at Southport Congregational Church. One day, during the show, a vendor at the market suggested I buy a quilt kit that included Amy Butler and Jennifer Paganelli fabric. After I finished the quilt top, I took it to a shop in Monroe to be quilted (shop is no longer there) and another kit caught my eye. I sewed that one and two raggy quilts. The first two quilts were eventually displayed at the Southport show in a special "modern" exhibit. Then began a long hiatus. Enter a knitting group friend, Michelle Lieberson, who got our group to enroll in a curved piecing class at The Quilt Shop in Danbury. Soon after, Michelle founded the Southern CT Modern Quilt Guild, and I "agreed" to join. My arm is easily twisted.
How long have you been a quilter?I made my first quilt probably in 2004. I did not know about attaching labels back then.
How many quilts have you made in that time?
More than a dozen.
What is the story behind the first quilt you have ever made?I was attracted to the modern design and colors of Amy Butler and Jennifer Paganelli fabrics and wanted the experience of sewing something other than clothing.
How would you describe your style of quilting?I save a lot of quilt photos on Pinterest. I'm drawn to the Gee's Bend quilts and like to use earthy colors with a pop of something joyful. I also like using recycled or vintage fabric in my pieces. Ha ha I say that as if I have sewn many quilts in this style.
What is your favorite type of quilt to make? (Paper pieced, applique, etc. ) Why?I enjoy experimenting with all types of quilts. I could probably use more experience with applique. My favorite type of quilt to make is improv.