I simply love to design projects that make people smile. Even as a child, I enjoyed making things from paper, clay and fabric. I began my creative adventure through 4-H. As a mother of three sons I wanted to help with the household income so my designing life began.
I have been designing and creating projects for the creative industries for many years. My first position was to design projects for a New York lace company. The projects were designed to increase sales of lace in the major chains. I also designed and created the companies market booths.
I developed the Pearl Louise Designs pattern company in 1984. I have designed and produced more than 800 patterns for the quilt industry. I have written more than twenty books and have been a featured designer on several PBS programs. I have designed and produced kits for many of the fabric and catalog companies. My designs have also been published in a variety of quilt magazines.
I opened my quilt shop, The Thimble Cottage in 1995. I employed five employees and enjoyed every minute in the shop. I closed the shop n 2013 to focus on design.
My husband, who is a CPA has always been very supportive and he is an excellent guide when we fish for walleye. My hobbies include reading, embroidery, fishing and my three darling grandchildren. I do still believe “Happiness is Homemade”.