I have been quilting since 1991. I have been doing Quilts of Valors since 2006. I became involved with Quilts of Valor to honor my Dad who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. I have had the privileged of attending the award ceremony at Camp Le Juene, NC, the International Quilt Festival, TX and the last two Quilts of Valor booths at MQX , RI. I am the guild coordinator for Quilts of Valor which is our community service project. I do all of my piecing on a 1956 Singer Featherweight sewing machine, and quilt on a HQ 16 long arm machine. I belong to the Four Season Quilt Guild and Lake Country Quilt Guild. I have been fortunate to have won ribbons at our local guild, at the county level and at the New York State fair. I am medically retired from Constellation Energy where I worked as an auxiliary plant operator and training coordinator at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station for 21 years. I have served my community as one of our Town’s assessors for the last 27 years. I’m soon to be 61 years old, married to my wonderful husband, Bert, for 43 years and the mother of three children: Bert, III, Benjamin, and Elizabeth. I live on beautiful Lake Ontario and are snowed in from October to May ( or at least it seems that way)! I look forward to expanding the awareness of QOVF in New York state as I live only a couple of hours from Fort Drum- home of the 10th Mountain Division.