I was originally drawn to quilting by the amazing things that happen when two quilt blocks meet: those incredible secondary patterns that make a simple quilt zing.
I started quilting in 2002, and I've found my groove in creating up-to-date quilts from traditional blocks and patterns using all the fabrics, tools and technologies the modern world can offer.
I come from a long line of creative people - artists and crafters who filled their days with hard work but their free time with stories, laughter and beauty of all types.
My father never met a material he couldn't craft, be it wood, metal or words.
An uncle makes award-winning turkey calls of exotic and common materials.
There are quilters on both sides of my family - my Humpty Dumpty baby quilt was embroidered by Grandma Priewe, and many of my favorite tied snuggle quilts growing up were made by Grandma Everson and Great-Grandma Berg.
My husband Dan and I live outside Lodi, Wisconsin on 18 acres that were homesteaded by his ancestors. We've got a backyard full of birds, squirrels, cranes, deer and other critters who keep our kitty, Scuda, entertained at the window.
I'm the co-director of the public library, and I am very involved in our community.
I'm a quilter who rides a motorcycle. I'm a librarian, but I'm hardly ever quiet.
I've been told I have the vocabulary of an well-read sailor, and I'm not afraid to use the full width and breadth of my vocabulary as need and occasion demand.