For the most part I am a self-taught sewer and quilter. My mom taught me how to use a sewing machine when I was a kid, but I lost interest and didn't sew anything for years until the 2006 Gee's Bend exhibit at the De Young piqued my interest. Inspired by the confident use of color and playful improvisational technique, I immediately purchased two books on quilt making. Alas, the books sat for a few more years before I finally started sewing in 2009. But now I'm hooked.
Every time I stumble upon a new (or old, as the case might be) technique and realize that I've been doing it wrong, I tell myself that I really should take a class or two. And some day that might happen, but for now I'm studying pictures on flickr for inspiration and technique, searching blogs for pointers, and hitting youtube when I need some video to wrap my head around a new concept. All of which is to say that I am no expert.
I'm not sure what ambitions I have for this blog. While I'm interested in sharing finished work as well as the creative process and techniques I use to achieve it, I also look forward to feedback and discussion.