"I am a grad student, just about to finish a teacher credential program before starting my Masters in Education.
I took sewing classes from Winky Cherry (her sewing for kids books are the best!) while growing up, but never had a machine as an adult, so I stopped sewing beyond the basic mending. When I became a preschool teacher, the director of the school was a quilter and got me interested in quilting. I did mostly hand piecing and tied quilts when they were finished. I bought a small "sewing genie" machine for my classroom and used it to make quilts for about 10 years before it died.
About five years ago I stumbled onto a blog that demonstrated how to make hexies and I thought "I can totally do that!" I started working on a 1930's print flower garden quilt when I got engaged, and I am still working on it 4 years later!! I currently have 3 hexie quilts going. I love paper piecing because it is so portable. I also love cross-stitching and other needle crafts andI teach young children sewing, embroidery and cross-stitch.
Here is a picture of a quilt that uses fabric that I bought on our honeymoon! It is almost done- I am adding another row around the edges before sending it off to be finished!"