Growing up on a farm in Idaho, Kimberly was taught how to sew at an early age by her mother and both grandmothers. During her senior year of high school, she found a picture of a log cabin quilt, got out some graph paper, and drafted her first quilt. It took her 5 years to finish that quilt, but a lifelong love of the craft blossomed and she has never looked back.
In 2003, Kimberly attempted to quilt on her home machine for the first time and was hooked. From there, she graduated to a longarm in 2007. She became a professional longarm quilter in 2016. Using her HQ Avanté® with Pro-Stitcher®, she is able to create and quilt designs with precision and still add whimsical touches with free-motion quilting. She has quilted on many different brands of machines, but Handi Quilter is her favorite.
Whether quilting on her home machine or on a longarm, Kimberly loves the process of choosing designs to complement and highlight the piecing. Over the years, she has evolved from a very traditional quilter to a more modern quilter. She began teaching classes several years ago, and loves passing on her passion and knowledge about quilting to her students.
Kimberly is a member of The Utah Quilt Guild and The Modern Quilt Guild. She is the mother of two teenagers and lives in Utah, where she loves to hike with her dog in the beautiful mountains in the summer and stay inside and sew the rest of the year.