About Me

All my life I've found that I get a thrill out of learning new things. I did a little of clothing sewing, but that was a hobby that just didn't take. I later tried crossstitch and was passionate about it in the early 80's. Next I did fabric painting, which I enjoyed. I experimented with oil painting, and rock painting, but didn't feel I had the talent. Whatever hobbies I pick up, I am always passionate about them and usually go all in.

Quilting was something I always wanted to try, so when I finally did in 2007, the obsession began. I am basically self taught and have made over 150 quilts. Most have gone to others as gifts and charities.  I have a quilting ministry, "Remembrance Quilt Ministry," where I make survivors quilts from their loved ones shirts/clothes.  One of my firsts was a quilt from the scrubs of a much loved twin sister who passed away.  I made one for a widow who lost her beloved husband after 73 years together, one for the parents of a baby who died from SIDS, and one for the parents of a young man who committed suicide.  I feel led to use the talents I've been blessed with to bring comfort to those who have lost loved ones. In 2015 I had my first quilt published and now am enjoying using EQ7 to design my own quilts.

I also enjoy running, paddle boarding, cooking, photography, DIY, research, and have many more hobbies than time to do them.

I retired in late 2014 from a career I loved in nuclear safeguards. I was able to see other parts of the world through my job.  A few months after retiring, my experience enabled me to pick up a part time position, which is working out great.  I am married to a fisherman-retired investment planner. We live in a little town in Tennessee. My greatest accomplishment is being a mother.  I am blessed with a  grown son and beautiful daughter-in-law, and two precious grandchildren!

I've been blessed tremendously in my life despite my mistakes. I have a strong faith in God and believe Jesus is "the way, the truth, and the life." A sinner saved by grace - that's me.

I'd love to hear from you.  Contact me at Rachelmh@comcast.net.