Hello--thank you for stopping by. My website is
pretty much a collection of what I am all about.
First of all, I am a designer--Opera and ballet
costumes for most of my working life,
one-of-a-kind quilts (see Quilts from my own designs) since retiring from the
theater. I am also an antique dealer, specializing
in vintage jewelry, Asian fabrics and Persian
rugs. My husband is a retired physician and
a professional potter for the last 20 years. Some of his work is available for sale in my shop. If you are interested, you can click on the various tabs above.
Every other week, I write a column for The Duluth News Tribune. To read it here, click on the ccm column tab.
If you are looking for my patterns go to the tab above that says "SHOP". Click on it and my items for sale will pop up. To see more about a specific item, just click on the picture. If you have a question, before or after you purchase, or even when you are working on a project, click on the tab that says contact and leave me a message.
I enjoy designing one-of-a-kind quilts. Some of them are for my own use and some are patterns for other quilters.
My patterns are not quick and easy one-day projects. They take time and effort and thought. But, when you are finished, I assure you the results will please you and make you proud.
Most of my patterns are paper pieced, because
I like the precision.
I also do some "applique construction" that works
well for me. but I have been known to strip piece
where I could. I'm always looking for a better,
easier way to do something. Tim Gunn is right--
BEGINNING PAPER PIECING
This little lap quilt comes in four colorways and is a basic paper piecing project, starting with the easiest block and progressing to the harder one. Instructions are also given for making non-wavy borders and the invisible join binding and binding your quilts by machine.
PATTERN AVAILABLE-MEDITERRANEAN BEAUTY-4 COLORWAYS INCLUDED $28.00
TUSCARORA-4 COLORWAYS INCLUDED $40.00 PLUS SHIPPING
TOM MYERS PORCELAIN
FOR SALE IN MY SHOP- At various times--
ORIGINAL DESIGN QUILT AND WALL HANGING PATTERNS
MY RE- DESIGNED JEWELRY AND WINDOW "SPARKLIES"
TABLE RUNNERS AND PILLOWS FROM ANTIQUE KIMONOS AND OBI SASHES,
INTERESTING COLLECTIBLES, FROM MY ANTIQUE BOOTH
PICTURE BOOKS OF MY QUILTS AND QUILT DESIGN IDEAS
BOOKLETS OF QUILT PROJECTS
KITS OF FABRICS WITH PATTERNS
I enjoy making and wearing my own jewelry I use vintage injured necklaces, pins, bracelets and orphan earrings, along with other "found" objects. I don't call it "re-purposed" because it is still jewelry. I call it "re-designed". There are some pieces for sale on my shop page, if you'd like to take a look.