I started quilting at a very young age. My aunt first taught me how to knit and crochet, and then at around 15 years old I started quilting. I first started hand sewing the top, and I remember how long it took me, and being an impatient teen I still have that half-finished top in my craft room closet. I did not pick up another quilting project until I was in my mid-20’s and used my mom’s old sewing machine. I loved it so much, my parents bought me a brand new machine for my birthday that year, and have not stopped sewing since.
My experience with the Quilts of Valor also started with this same aunt. Her and my uncle presented my dad with a QOV for his army service in 2020. I was very touched with the meaning of this quilt, and how special this group is. My now husband’s roommate is an Army Vet, so I decided to make a quilt for him. Since then I have made multiple quilts for Vets and am excited to become more involved.
I currently live in Enfield, and grew up in Higganum. I have a B.A in History from University of Hartford, and after some time went back to school to get my M.S. in Organizational Leadership. I work for Hartford Healthcare as an applications analyst for finance IT.
My husband and I got married in 2022, and have two cats, Nala and Murphy. We enjoy ballroom dancing, skiing, and hiking in our free time. I also enjoy crafting, gardening/houseplants and baking while my husband works on his lawn and car.