Ever since she fashioned scraps of cloth to make doll clothes for the lizards she played with while a missionary's kid in South America, Rebecca has been fascinated with design. She loves fabric (who does't!) and is fascinated by everything to do with sewing. Some of her earliest patterns were aprons, inspired by her ever-growing collection of vintage aprons. She likes the challenge of making something functional and flattering.
She is a quilter too! In addition to more than 200 competed quilt projects, she has an impressive pile of tops ready for quilting. Her quilts have appeared in local and national quilt shows, including the American Quilter's Society (AQS) show in Nashville, the National Quilting Association (NQA) show in Chicago, and the International Quilt Festival in Houston. In 2004 she won second place in the handquilting division of the Quilter's Newsletter Magazine contest, "Quilts: 35 Years of Inspiration, Information, and Imagination". She has written for Better Homes and Gardens Quilting Ideas, Country Sampler Decorating Ideas, and contributed to the book Better Homes and Gardens Kids Room Projects.
Rebecca has learned that in quilting, there are many different means to the same end. As a teacher she loves to explore these options and share them with quilters. She also teaches the art of working with felted wool using her original designs.
Rebecca and her husband Dave have three grown children and two wonderful grandchildren. She lives in Minnesota and likes to think her ever-growing stash of fabric helps insulates the house from the sub-zero winter temps.
DON'T ABANDON IT!
If your quilt project isn't working, it is headed for the UFO (UnFinished Object) pile. This amusing trunk show presents 10 creative strategies for making lemonade out of a lemon. Got a disaster of your own? Here's how to give it a new life.
There are so many options for setting quilt blocks. Viewing many options in this trunk show can get your creative juices flowing.
QUILTING IN A SERIES
Try, try again. This entertaining trunk show demonstrates how to build on your successes (and learn from your mistakes) to make each new quilt better than the last.
APRONS: FUNCTIONAL & FANCY
Enjoy this collection of 75 aprons from 100 years of American history as we consider how changing times are reflected in work-a-day wear. This lecture can be presented as a trunk show or a fashion show.
PLAYING WITH FELTED WOOL
We have all shrunk a sweater in the wash. Don't throw it away! The result is felted wool, a perfect material for making jointed figures of people and animals, quilts, and clothing. View Rebecca's many designs in this trunk show.