Joined Oct 7 2013
46 years old
Bear Valley Springs
I embrace all things pretty and simple. I am drawn to that which reminds me of the past. When I hold a vintage piece in my hand I close my eyes and try to imagine the stories surrounding it. Though I have never quilted the desire and appreciation has always been strong. I want to learn to create my own memories and traditions while appreciating ones I find from the past.
Vintage quilts and other items I find often triggers a memory. For example an old rusty early 60's lunch box that I picked up at a garage sale. I remember placing a stick of juicy fruit gum in my dads lunch daily in the summers as he prepared to go out in the grapefields to cover expenses between teaching jobs. Those days I would watch him get up early always humming some sort of tune...it made me happy knowing my dad was taking care of his family. I would then wave goodby through the screen door and after, sit and talk to my cat through that same screen....humming my dads tune.
I want to create pieces that spark memories like this for myself and others