My interest for quilts was born out of my love for early and colonial American history. Being from Southeast Asia, I had not had much exposure to quilts due to the fact that quilts are mainly a Western “thing”. Through reading, I became aware of and loved the look of the Baltimore quilts, but still I didn’t catch the quilting bug mainly because I didn’t know how to sew.
I decided to give quilting a try years later after being repeatedly encouraged by a friend (Thanks, Barbara!), just so that I can say that I have somewhat “shared” an experience in quilting with the women I read about in history. It all began in October 2005. Little did I know how much I would enjoy making my first quilt, and before I knew it, I was making my second, third, fourth, and fifth quilts!!
This is a picture of my first quilt:
When I am not quilting, you would most probably find me reading a biography or something historical in nature, browsing through catalogs, smocking or doing heirloom needlework, cleaning my house, or attempting to garden.
Currently, I have been published in:
1. The Quilter Magazine
2. Quilter’s World
3. Bernina’s Through the Needle
5. Quilting & Embroidery
6. Creative Machine Embroidery
7. Popular Patchwork (UK)
8. Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting
9. Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts
10. American Patchwork & Quilting
11. Fabric Trends
12. Quilt Trends
13. Quilts and More
15. Simple Quilts and Sewing
16. Australian Quilters Companion
17. McCall’s Quilting
18. McCall’s Quick Quilts
19. Generation Q
and a few special interest publications. Click here to view the exhaustive list of my published work.
I have also recently authored a book, Recreating Antique Quilts. The book was born out of my love of the rich quilting history we quilters enjoy. Click here to read more about my book.
I am a home machine quilter. I quilt all my quilts on my Bernina 640. I hope to be able to upgrade a an 8-series machine soon. But meanwhile, my Bernina 640 remain my faithful sewing companion!
I worked as a Chemical Engineer in a research wind tunnel at the University of Arkansas before I became a work at home Mom to a 5 year old (known as Miss Baby on this blog). Now, quilting has become my jobby (job + hobby). I enjoy seeing my quilt designs “happen” after hours of hard work getting things coordinated with magazine editors and fabric manufacturers.
Do drop me a line – I enjoy hearing from you!