Originally from Michigan, I have lived in Western North Carolina for nearly 20 years. I am inspired by the strong tradition of Southern craft, blending traditional quilt blocks and piecing techniques with a modern, confident, graphic style. A major focus of my work is on sustainable materials and practices. I use exclusively organic cotton (fabric and thread), naturally dyed by me with plants that I forage from the roadsides of Haywood County; and I work to create as little waste as possible. In a complicated and fast-paced world, handmade quilts offer us comfort, warmth, and the opportunity to slow down and move through the world with a bit more mindfulness.