I am a military wife, married to James, with 3 grown children and 8 grand kids. I live in Longview, Washington. That is about 2 hours south of Seattle and 1 hour north of Portland, Oregon.
I have always had a passion for crafting of any kind, but never thought of myself as a quilter, my sewing machine had never left my closet except to sew scrapbooking paper. With some nudging from a friend and after winning some extra play money at bingo I enrolled in my first quilting class. That led to working in the quilt shop 6 months later.
After trying traditional paper piecing a few times, I had my “AHA” moment when I found Judy Niemeyer’s quilts. I instantly fell in love with the step by step directions, well laid out diagrams, and the gorgeous results every time.