Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Contact me:

Valerie at rootcentral dot org

I make quilts in Urbana, Ohio, USA.  I’ve been quilting on and off since about 1976, but have only devoted a lot of time to it in the last few years since I retired.  My degree is in Fine Arts.  I taught elementary art for 12 years, then 4th-6th grade for 18 years.  Now I’m retired with time to explore this obsession we call quilting.  I am really enjoying getting into color and design, and improving my skills.   I also enjoy this big, great quilt community.  You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, and see my quilts on Flickr and in my Etsy shop.

I spend the rest of time reading, gardening, and traveling.

I am married, my husband recently retired, too, which cuts into my quilting time.  Our son lives with Asperger’s Syndrome, but is doing well and attending college.

These are the quilting cats that “help” out:

Yuri G. is our youngest, and the most apt to show up in quilt pictures.  He is a rescue from behind an abandoned building.  Rough and tumble, no neck, a very blue-collar cat, but devoted to me.  A great hunter.

Krissi came from the Humane Society.  She’s lithe and elegant, and runs like a greyhound.  She’s happy to spend most of her time inside, and a fair amount of it in the quilt studio.

Anni Slywalker was a gift from a friend.  She lost her twin sista, Padme Amadarlin’ earlier this year.  She’s a free spirit, spends a lot of time outside, rarely enters the studio except to ask me for something, but sleeps next to my head every night.  I’ll look for a picture…

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,
    I’m the media person for the Beaver Valley Piecemakers Autumn Quilt Show. Could you please post our quilt show on your blog.

    Beaver Valley Piecemakers 19th Annual Quilt Show
    Location – Holy Family Parish
    1851 3rd Ave.
    New Brighton, Pa 15066
    Dates and Time – Oct. 11th and 12th 10-5
    Oct. 13th 11-4
    Approximately 100 quilts judged by a National Quilt Association Judge. The theme this year is 2 color quilts. Also, quilt and sewing machine raffles, vendors, café with homemade food, and a boutique. Admission is $7 and children 12 and under free.

    Thank you,
    Sheila Drevna

  2. Hi Valerie; I dropped by to say that I have nominated you for a blogger award (One Lovely Blog Award); you can see my related post at http://1000needles.com/2015/10/27/one-lovely-blog-award/. I enjoy reading about your blog and connecting on Twitter. I’m so happy to have found you in the online quilting community.

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