My mom taught me how to sew, crochet, knit and everything else in between. As a child I made baby quilts, Barbie® clothes and crocheted chains for jump ropes, and by the time I was 12, I was making my own clothes for school. Those creations only instilled in me the desire to be creative in other areas. I made my first patchwork quilt at age 14 (which I still have, by the way). Who knew what it would lead to?
My love for quilting didn’t come until some years later. I started taking quilt classes at a local quilt shop, where my love for quilting grew.
My first venture into professional and original designs was with stitchery patterns for pillows and fusible web applique for tea towels. In 2008 , my love for designing and creating grew and expanded to include quilts, and in 2010 Ribbon Candy Quilt Company was born. The quilts I design are for the busy quilters in all of us, so my patterns are usually fun, fast and done. I enjoy using fusible web applique because it’s so versatile and allows me to create my own images. The Seasonal Skinnies patterns are my signature, and the flagship of Ribbon Candy Quilt Company.
I have published over 100 quilt patterns and 2 books . I’ve taught at a retreats and quilt shops, including a quilting cruises to Alaska and also New England. I’ve been in a number of publications including Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Quiltmaker magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting 2013 calendar. I’ve been featured on Moda Bake Shop. I also design quilt patterns for Northcott Fabrics. I was a guess star on the PBS Quilting Arts 1400 series TV program in summer of 2014. Most recently became a Craftsy instructor.
I’m crazy about what I do and feel so blessed to be involved in the wonderful world of quilting!!
On a more personal note: I was born and raised in central California, but have been in Utah for the past 22 years. I’m married to a super guy and have 5 amazing children. And when not in my sewing studio, you can find me enjoying time with my family or indulging in my other hobbies of reading, baking, playing or shopping for more fabric.