I grew up in Northern California and have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 20 years. I became an artist at a very young age, in High School my medium was oils and I had a lot of fun with all of the texture that oils offer. I now enjoy the textures of the many different kinds of cloth that I use. I am an art quilter and have written 8 books on art quilt design. I like to encourage personal growth in my classes and in my books. I want people to use my ideas to develop their own style and to succeed in creating great works of art.