My background in textiles started at an early age. As a child I enjoyed knitting, needlework, and sewing. My interest in sewing grew over the years, even though my 7th grade home economics teacher nearly banned me from ever touching a sewing machine after I walked by a class sewing machine and it caught fire. Fortunately, this was an isolated incident and I began sewing my own clothes in the 9th grade, and designing my own fashions in the 11th grade.
I studied Fashion Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, with a primary interest focusing on Costume Design. In addition to my core courses, I expanded my course selection to include Corsetry and Millinery. Whilst I enjoyed the challenge of working as a costumer, life changes necessitated me to refocus.
I had made several traditional quilts that were loved by family, but these quilts never captured my heart. My real love of quilting began in 2015 when I was introduced to the idea of Improv Quilting. I love the freedom that is backbone of Improv Quilting, and the puzzle solving skills required to make it work. In essence, I love creating pieces that keep me thinking through the entire process, which is not unlike the skills I acquired as a Costumer.
I design and create my quilts in my home studio in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.