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About the Artist

I grew up in Squire, a small town in southern WV, a dot on the map should you have the urge to look it up. My father was a coal miner and my mother worked as a school cook, although she should have been a home economics teacher. She passed on her love for sewing and taught me to sew when I was an 11-year-old girl scout. By the time I was in a home ec class, I burned the baked goods but helped the teacher with the sewing skills. It wasn’t until high school that I discovered my first art class to find out I could also draw; I have been creating ever since.

Over the years, friends brought me fabrics, clothing, quilt pieces, things that they could not bear to throw away. After a while, I had collected a couple drawers of upholstery and clothing remnants that I thought I might someday use. As I look at their beauty I imagine a new project that could be created with them. I think of it as giving them a ‘second chance’. So, many of my items include vintage fabrics, old frames, recycled buttons, accessories, or second chance items. I hope you enjoy the fact that there’s a bit of someone’s past in the ‘Second Chance’ items.

I was juried in as a textile artisan in Tamarack in 2011 with totes, pillows, and card wallets.
View more on my Etsy site or email me.