I started my quilting career at Quilts and Other Comforts (one of the first quilt stores in the country and home of Quilter’s Newsletter) in the summer of 1973 and started teaching quilt classes shortly after. I opened Great American Quilt Factory, a retail quilting store in Denver, CO, with my business partner, Nancy Smith, in the spring of 1981. In the 30 years that GAQF was open, we published over 100 patterns under the DreamSpinners name, wrote and published over 75 quilting books under the Possibilities name, and designed over 100 fabric lines for Chapel House, VIP, Henry Glass, Avlyn, and Quilting Treasures. We appeared on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson on four different occasions and also with Sue Hausmann on America Sews, twice. We have also written books for That Patchwork Place and C&T Publishing.

I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Arts and Science. This degree has helped me with my teaching in the quilting industry as well as designing, writing directions, and figuring yardage for quilts and other stitching projects. I love teaching patchwork and appliqué and enjoy watching my students create beautiful projects. I have taught across the country for numerous guilds and independent quilt shops for several years.  All-in-all I LOVE QUILTS!