I am an American Quilt Society certified appraiser and an award winning quilter. I grew up in a family of quilters and have been teaching since 1987. I currently lecture and conduct workshops that focus on quilt history and the preservation of antique textiles. My recent work marries my love of all things vintage with the freedom of expression that is encouraged in our Art Quilt community. In addition, I am the owner of Pieced of Olde, a small business that specializes in restoration and repair of antique textiles. My husband Ralph and I currently live outside of Washington DC. I am an active member of the Professional Appraisers Association for Quilters Textiles (PAAQT), the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG), American Quilters Society, Cabin Branch Quilters, Quilters Unlimited, Mason Dixon QPN, the Virginia Quilt Consortium, the Quilt Professionals Network, MMS, and several quilt dating groups in my area.