About Me

I have been sewing and piecing quilts for over 25 years and a few years ago discovered the joys of longarm quilting.  After being laid off from my job in December 08, I knew it was time to explore other options.  Quilting and gardening have long been my hobbies, and when the chance arose to work with  Sheila Sinclair Snyder, a longarm quilter of amazing patience, grace, skill and knowledge, I took it. After working with Sheila for about ten months, it was time to get a machine and strike out on my own. I bought my new Gammill in October 2009 and have been quilting from home every since!

I also keep busy rowing  with my crew at the Oregon Association of Rowers.  Somehow -how does this stuff happen anyway? – I became the Covered Bridge Regatta Director in 2013. I keep out of trouble throughout the year practicing and competing with the team.  We row on Dexter Lake, just outside of Eugene, Oregon.  Very beautiful.  And a wonderful sport for old and young alike (I’m the former).

And my friends keep me in shape! I have a group of hiking buddies and we hike at least once a week. It’s great girl-time and we stay in shape.

2012 Hiking buddies

When I moved to Lowell in 2003, it seemed like we needed a quilt show, so in 2004 the first annual Blackberry Jam Festival Quilt Show began. And of course every quilt show needs a group of people to organize it, so shortly thereafter the Pine Needler’s quilt group was created. We grew from four members to our current size of twenty-one members in about five years.

2010 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show

Blackberry Jam Raffle Quilt and Pine Needlers 2013

2013 Raffle Quilt made by the Pine Needlers of Lowell, Oregon

3 responses to “About Me

  1. I have a suggestion….do a video/slideshow of your “towerhouse”! I am sure everyone (not just me) would love to see the transformation.

  2. Life is good to Lisa!!! I am so happy for you.


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