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Introduction I love quilting, embroidery and flea markets!!! I am a Folk Art Quilt Pattern Designer – featuring Wool Applique. I love my family who inspire me creatively!! I love laughter and hugs! I hold friendships dear! I love to teach, to share what I create and hope to inspire others to “Color Outside the Lines.” I answer to Mom, Tee Tee, Nonnie and Grammie….just a few! I am Chuck’s wife and caregiver. About Savannah: (Bee) I have nicknamed Savannah, “Bee” for surely she is the busiest little person I have ever known. At 10, she dances, sings, appears in Theatre productions, bakes, crafts and plays outside with her brother! She hosts her own Bible study each week. Life with Bee is different from moment to moment. She is a girl’s girl!! Bee loves to draw, loves to sew on her sewing machine and has been doing embroidery since she was 3. Savannah is Home Schooled.
Interests I think I was born with a needle and thread in my hand. From my earliest days I remember sewing with Grammie. At 5 years old I was drawn to my mother’s brand new Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine like a magnet. Even running the needle through my finger would not stop me from sewing and creating. I sewed garments for myself, for my children, décor for my homes and did craft shows galore making and selling my handcrafted items. As a wife, mother, grandmother of 7, I certainly made my share of quilts inspired by my family members. In 1999, I officially began my Quilt Pattern Design business…. Starry Pines Pattern Company. (www.starrypinespatterncompany.com) My designs focus on Folk Artsy Wool Applique, very Scrappy quilt designs, Embroidery and other quilt related items such as Satchel bags and many mini projects. I love hunting for Flea Market items that I turn from trash to treasure. In 2005, The Little Wool Shoppe (www.thelittlewoolshoppe.com) Quilt shoppe was opened. This fun shoppe features 1000’s of different wools sold by the yard or by the square inch. It provides a gallery to feature my designs and designs by other Wool artists. The shelves are stuffed with wool and kits for each project in the Shoppe. I love offering projects that have been designed for the Shoppe and not offered any where else.