have been a quiltmaker since 1972 when I saw an antique quilt
at a rummage sale, purchased it for $1.00, and on the way home
fell in love! From that moment I wanted to learn to make quilts
and sought out quiltmakers, usually elderly ladies, who could
teach me the art. Ever since I've been collecting quilts, making
quilts myself, writing books about them, designing needlework
tools, and sharing my love of quilting by teaching and lecturing.
Pepper quilting circa 1978
For seven years (1976-1983) I owned a quilt shop called Culpepper's
Quilts in East Lansing, Michigan. Teaching travels have taken
me to 47 of the 50 states, Canada, England, France, Holland,
Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia.
written articles that have appeared in Quilter's Newsletter
Magazine, Traditional Quiltworks, American Patchwork & Quilting,
the FabShop magazine, and Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts.
Seven books so far: