Meet the designer

I started Cotton Way in 1990 and can't believe it has been over 27 years of designing, cutting, sewing, writing patterns, Quilt Markets and lots of late nights. I designed dolls for the first 10 years, including a series of dowel legged dolls called Long Leggins. Keep in mind this is when dolls were all the rage! Now I really enjoy designing quilts, bags, table runners and much more. Inspiration comes from many things, but a lot of times it comes from events in my life such as weddings, grandchildren, graduations, birthdays, etc. I also love to look at decorating magazines for new colors and trends. Chocolate is a must in the designing process! I have to admit I am completely hooked on M&Ms.

I love designing fabric with my daughter Camille (Thimble Blossoms) for Moda Fabrics. It's been a fun, exciting and unexpected adventure!

When I'm not busy designing, I am most likely with my husband, five children and 20 adorable grandchildren. They keep me very busy. We enjoy spending time at the lake in the summer, and in Idaho there is lots of snow in the winter to snowmobile and cross country ski in. I love to decorate and redecorate our home, and typically take on more projects than I can finish. A few other favorites: the color red (I can't get enough of it lately!), taking pictures of my family and the beautiful view from my sewing studio. Life is good.

Happy Stitching,