I am a Nebraska Cornhusker from birth but having lived in Kansas for 37 years I now call Kansas home. I moved to Kansas after my first year of college to attend a commercial art school in Wichita. That’s when I met my husband and we made our home in Liberal after our wedding.
I have two awesome sons. Our youngest will graduate from law school in just a few months and is living in Dallas. Our first born joined the Army National Guard during his senior year of high school and went to boot camp the summer after graduation. He has been on several deployments and is presently a full time NCO in Kansas City, KS. My Grandfather served in WWI and our brother-in-law served in Vietnam.
My Mother and 4-H leaders taught me to sew but I am a self-taught quilter. I made my first quilt from double knit scraps and used it for my bedspread at college. I didn’t use a pattern then and seldom do now. I like the challenge and feel of fabric turned into quilts. My guild has and continues to teach me different techniques. I have been quilting for 39 years. The best part of quilting is finishing and machine piecing would be the next best part.
I learned about Quilts of Valor through my guild. In 2012 I had the pleasure of meeting several QOV representatives at a quilt show. With their guidance our guild did the first QOV Presentation in Liberal. Having helped present a QOV has been something I will not forget. I want soldiers to know how much they are appreciated….and that patriotism is alive and well.
I look forward to getting to know others who share the QOV passion and to spreading the word about QOV in SW Kansas.