My husband, Doug, and I have lived in the tiny mountain community of Camp Sherman, Oregon since 1972. Our sons, Charlie and Ande, are living in Bend, Oregon and working in the family climbing equipment business. We live a very active lifestyle enjoying skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, sailing and gardening. I create my artistic pieces in a charming, rustic, historic cabin and in my studio in Sisters, Oregon.
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where I learned the love of hand work from my mother, Marjorie Hood. From crewel embroidery, to sewing, counted cross-stitch and knitting and then in 1992 I fell in love with quilting. Growing up with all of that hand sewing has carried over to my quilting. I do all of my appliqué and most of my quilting by hand. I can also be found teaching an occasional quilting or knitting class at the Stitchin Post in Sisters, Oregon. My first quilting book, Hand Appliqued Quilts/Whimsical Designs & Simple Techniques, was published in the spring of 2008.
Several of my quilts have been featured in various quilting books including, Through the Garden Gate by Jean and Valori Wells, Transitions by Andrea Balosky and Quilted Memories by Mary Lou Weidman. My work can also be seen at the Clearwater Gallery and Sisters Art Works in Sisters, Oregon and the Stitchin Post in Sisters, Oregon.