I am Passionate about Colors & Quilting and 30+ years proves it!
I started quilting in 1988 using the "Quilt In A Day" quilt book by Eleanor Burns (Thank you Tina Stevens for loaning it to me). This was a good starting place and I made several Log Cabin style quilts until I got really tired of them. From then on, I would see a quilt and figure out how to make them myself. My engineering background and love of colors meld together perfectly for quilting. I strive to make something unique and exciting to the eye that will "POP" when you look at it. I have a keen eye for “Connecting Colors” - as my tag line says!
In October 2011 I decided to take my passion and make it a business – KaleidoQuilt. I work out of my home. I have turned my concentration over to quilting as an art form. It is my way to express myself with color combinations, shapes and fancy stitching.
I get bored making the same thing over and over, so I have made a wide variety of quilts. My "theme" is COLOR! I like the challenge of a new project. It makes me think and get creative. My quilt guilds often do "Challenge" quilts with a particular theme with guidelines and deadlines. I love figuring out how to make the "challenge" my own. Creating Unique Art Work is the ultimate challenge in every project I make. YOUR project could be my new challenge...let's talk about it shall we?
I have a passion for color and for teaching people how to use color in combination to create beautiful works of Quilt Art. "The World Needs More Color!" I lived in many apartments in my life where all the walls were "Egg Shell" White. I swore I would never have White walls in my house - EVER! I challenge those of you who are a little scared to take the "Paint the Walls a COLOR" challenge.
If you can't or don't want to paint - add color to your room with quilt art! It's versatile and easily changed with the seasons or your mood. You can purchase art already made or you can have private lessons where I will hold your hand and guide you to making your own masterpiece to display and enjoy.
If I can answer any questions about my Art, please don't hesitate to CONTACT me. I look forward to working with you.
I am in 2 Quilt Guilds:
MQRI - Modern Quilters of Rhode Island- RIModernQuilters.com
TPQG - Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild - ThimblePleasures.org
I am in 2 Quilt Groups:
LANE - Long Armers of New England
RIRR - Rhode Island Round Robins
My mother always said I was "weird". I never followed the crowd. I danced to my own rhythm - beat my own drum and just didn't seem to care what others thought about me or what I was doing. I had my own vision on how things should be and simply set out to do them. My dear husband says I am "unique". I like the way he says it better!
I like having unique things in my life. I like doing unique things and I resonate with others that feel the same way. Some people look at me in Awe (and sometimes with raised eyebrows). I just want to inspire people to be themselves and not worry about what other people think.