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.