I tell people I was born an artist, and as soon as I could hold a crayon in my chubby little fingers, I started coloring on the walls of our house–behind the doors, of course! When I learned to spell my name, I signed my creations; but continued to blamed my little brother for the deed when my masterpieces were discovered!
I have two advanced degrees in Art & Design, and though I have a “real job” that doesn’t directly utilize that education, I’m always creating, learning, trying and exploring–I gather very little moss….
I learned to sew clothing as a kid, learned to hand-quilt as a teenager, but then I got too busy for quilting and sewing. After finishing up my formal education, I picked quilting back up, and I haven’t stopped since. I am co-founder and President of the Des Moines, Iowa, Modern Quilt Guild, co-owner of a new pattern business, Row House Creations, and overall sponge for all things art, quilt, DIY, design and graphic!
I started blogging in 2008 at ThreadsofConversation.blogspot.com, but moved to this address in 2012. My new blog name? Well, it matches my etsy store, now, and my surname is Brunnette (pronounced like the hair color but spelled with an extra “n”–and incidentally, I happen to be a brunette, too)