my studio gives me many gifts. the space to create the chaos. and walk away from it. the chance to embrace my own design process. and it allows me the luxury of going to work in my pyjamas. and the option to run home and take edgar for a walk when i think he might be restless. but one of my favorite of it's gifts is the chance to completely engage a part of myself that i have only found in the past decade. my love of color and fabric and combining it all in quilts didn't emerge until relatively recently. my home is gray and dark and warm and womblike. with dusty books and monotone paintings. it is the palette that comforts me. and now i punctuate that palette with quilts. but my studio and the accompanying shop is a dream of color that i can swim through every day. happy and eager to play. the narrative of color and quilts is real to me and i love the story that forms as i work. i love the gifts of the studio.
i feel like quilts are alive. they reflect all the little joys that make life special. they emanate love and warmth. the quilts i make blend a grandmother's ideals with a fresh youthful flair. there is a nostalgia for seasons past combined with hopefulness for a bright full future. you can find me online at www.chasinglightningbugs.com