I began sewing at the age of 12 with a woman from our “church” named Floss. I made a crazy, short, fully lined halter top out of some old polyester curtains of my grandmothers, something I never wore. I wish I had a picture of it.
At 15, my mom bought me my first sewing machine, a Pfaff Hobby, a trusty machine I still sew on today. I began sewing skirts and dresses regularly.
At 18 I was working at JoAnn’s and after cutting yards and yards of fabric, I decided I wanted to quilt. I haven’t looked back since.
I sew on my Pfaff Hobby 1020 and an antique Singer featherweight, a machine I also have lovingly tattooed on my arm.
I currently reside in North Carolina but grew up in Northern California and have lived in Minnesota, DC, and Southwest Virginia. I think I’ll stay put for a while.
I have two dogs, Jackson and Adelaide, and a cat named Amos, who I bottle fed for a week and has become the best cat ever.