As a Washington native, she lived in Ward 7 for over 48 years. She is a member of the Daughters of Dorcas quilting group through which she began her creative exploration of quilting after retirement in the early 90’s however, she has always sewn, crocheted, and knitted for family members. She has had her quilts exhibited at the Mayor’s Office, Decatur House, Alexandra’s Black History Museum, Sumner School and Howard University. As a member of the Daughters of Dorcas she has volunteered regularly to create quilts and wall hangings for Veteran’s and babies at the St. Ann’s Children’s Home.
When I work with my quilt projects, it gives me a feeling of a lot of satisfaction. Prefer to do all of my work by hand. Usually there are only a few patterns that require the total use of the sewing machine. Once a quilt is completed, I hope that person I give it to enjoy it as much as I did making it.