Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths; I was born with a needle and thread in my hand. Needlework came naturally to me as if it is something I brought with me to this life from a time before. I have created with fabric, needle and thread since before I could write. One of my first memories is of walking outside our house, grumbling, Im going to break off my teeth. I was so frustrated; this was the most horrible thing I could think of to express that frustration. This stemmed from having an idea in mind of a sewing project that I wanted to create but I had a three year olds limited fine motor abilities. I knew what I wanted but my body was not there yet! Synchronicity has always been an important player in the intuitive abilities I bring to my professional life and in how I make my quilts. Quilts are a meditative experience for me. I cannot force a quilt into existence. I have to wait for the time that is right within my inner self. Quilts are never work; they take on a life of their own and lead me through the process. Many times, in interviews, writers will comment that they did not write the book; they were just a conduit through which their characters spoke. My quilts are often done in that manner. I do not plan out my quiIts ahead of time; they just seems to come together of their own as I am inspired by yet another fabric or design concept as I go along. I sometimes start a quilt and get stuck part way through. I have to put it away in my attic and wait for the muse to return. This is sometimes when I realize who that quilt is being created for; at which point, I find it very easy to finish because it just flows.