This is a name I know you’ll be seeing in the months and years ahead. Lisa started quilting in 1987, learning by watching her grandmother quilt as she watched the Detroit Tigers ballgames.
She eventually took a beginning quilting community education class in Romeo, Michigan from a woman who was a hand quilter. “We made our blocks by machine, and she encouraged us to hand quilt them. I still have all those blocks, and I’m still trying to get that quilt done! It was a Dutchman’s Puzzle pattern – luckily it didn’t dissuade me from quilting! What a hard block to have a beginner learn!!!”
Lisa purchased a longarm machine in September, 2009 and took classes from Accomplish Quilting and Karen McTavish within the first few months ofr ownership. With help from longarm quilter Sandy Kipp and friends who entrusted her with their quilt tops, Lisa began her journey into longarm quilting. Quilt designer Patsy Thompson recently asked Lisa to quilt a top for her, and the results are absolutely splendid! Click on the photos to enlarge and see the fabulous details. This is a beautiful pattern, and the quilting is executed so perfectly to set it off and echo the feather motif.
When Lisa isn’t quilting, she’s busy with her two sons, ages 6 and 16, and helping her husband with what she calls her “old money-pit farmhouse.” The house was moved to its current location from the town of Almont and we figure it’s about 150 years old. The house and land hadn’t been maintained for over 20 years and there’s a lot to do!”
Lisa said she’s “a workshop junkie and loves books and magazines.” One of these days in the not too distant future, I’m sure you’ll see Lisa’s name in lots of books and magazines. Mark my words!