I was born and raised on a farm in Idaho. When we weren't busy working in the fields, we spent our time learning different skills and developing talents. One of these talents was the gift of sewing which was passed down from my Grandmother. Grandma, who was widowed for forty years, supported herself by piecing and hand quilting many many beautiful quilts. I was able to spend hours at her side as she worked her quilting miracles and taught her granddaughters how to quilt and create different embroidery items. Over the years I have used the talent of sewing, in clothing constructions (even men's suits and wedding gowns). Now, my first love of sewing is in quilting and creating new patterns, I have learned that quilts are truly a gift of love.