About Me and My Quilts
Then I sewed nothing for many years as I went to medical school, completed my training in internal medicine, established my medical career, married, and raised children. There was no time to spare!!
I create my own designs, usually based on traditional quilt patterns, but artfully arranged with an eye toward presenting something new and interesting. Although I do make some utilitarian quilts, for most of my work my intention is to create something beautiful with the highest quality craftsmanship I can provide at the time. I enjoy learning new techniques and stretching myself with challenging projects.
Designing and making quilts is undoubtedly an artistically creative endeavor for me. I love the challenge of choosing just the right fabrics and colors for a project. I use a machine for piecing, but do most of my applique by hand. Most of my quilts are heavily hand quilted as I love the softness and flexibility of quilts done by hand. I also find hand quilting meditative and relaxing. It definitely helps relieve the stress I experience as a busy physician and Medical Director of the University of New Hampshire Health Services.
One of the wonderful benefits of my involvement in quiltmaking has been the new friends Iíve made. In 1997 I joined the Cocheco Quilters Guild in Dover, NH. Three years later I joined the DLM (Durham-Lee-Madbury, NH) Quilters. Itís been great sharing the fun world of making quilts with these fabulous folks. My connection with both groups has opened so many doors for me!
This web site was created
for me by my good friend, Craig Werth. I
hope you enjoy browsing through the pictures of my
quilts and the accompanying descriptions and stories.
Below are some photos of my quilts in some of
the rooms I see patients in. While most of us
are not very happy about a trip to the doctor, my hope
is that the quilts will add some small measure of
comfort and "hominess" to a patient's visit.