When I was 12, I told my mother I wanted to learn how to sew. A family friend happened to sew, so I met with her once week to learn how to sew. I began with pillowcases, PJ pants and table runners. Eventually, I made my first quilt and even long-armed it by myself at Prairie Shop Quilts in Batavia after learning how to use the longarm there. I have been hooked on quilting since then.
I enjoy all different types of quilting. I am drawn towards modern quilts because of the bright colors that pop off light backgrounds. I have recently learned to paper piece which is a fun, new technique for me. I get easily distracted by new patterns and quilts that I want to make, so I have a lot of projects ready to go in my stash. My mother always makes comments on how big my stash is – but it seems to be a common trait among quilters.
In 2014, I walked into Quilters Quest and asked if I could work there. I thought it would be a fun summer job since I enjoy quilting so much and I have been there ever since. My favorite part of working at Quilters Quest is the amount of creativity I am surrounded by daily. I am still astounded by some of the quilts that people have made. I love interacting with people and sharing our ideas and passion for quilting.
Besides quilting, I enjoy running and spending time with family and friends. I live in Naperville, IL and have an older brother who lives in Milwaukee WI. I will graduate from Carroll University in May 2019 and hope to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.