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About Me

Senior Editor At Generation Q Magazine and BERNINA Brand Ambassador.

Quilter, Wife, Mom, Foodie, Geek, Warrior

I started with GenQ Magazine in 2012 and never looked back. I love my small team on this independent magazine where I share my passion for all things quilting with like-minded sewists. 

In February of 2013, I was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disease related to Lupus, and it changed my life. This diagnosis made me reevaluate everything - my diet, how much I do each day, my work schedule and especially how I approach sewing projects. 

It is hard to keep sewing when your body just can't do what it used to do. From, changing your sewing station to a more ergonomic setup, to products that help you cut accurately even with painful hands, this website is meant to help you to continue to enjoy the health benefits of sewing even when you face health challenges.

For more information about me or if you are looking for a speaker for your guild, feel free to email me.

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The Quilt Show - TQS Welcome

Generation Q - A Roving She Will Go!

Craft hacker - New Kid On The Blog Block 

Quilt Market eInsider - Q & A Tracy Mooney 

The Quilt Show - What Attracts the Young Sewers of Today?  

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