I started quilting in 1997 while my husband and I were living in Cold Lake, Alberta. I have been an avid quilter ever since! Now, I have my own studio and long-arm quilting machine, and really enjoy sharing what I have learned over the years. Because we moved approximately every 3 years, I have been involved with several different communities and guilds. Along the way, I have had the good fortune to be involved in many community based teaching and group projects. I started teaching beginner quilters in 2007 when we were stationed overseas in Belgium. I even once taught a class of Grade 3 & 4 students on how to sew small patchwork items. Through teaching, I also continue to learn. My recent past includes Chairman of the Nanoose Quilters Group (2020 - 2022) and Co-Chair of the Parksville Workshops Committee (2021 - 2023).