red letter d arlee began sewing around age twelve; and took several years of home economics classes in school. From this experience, she enjoyed sewing her own clothes; and later added two wedding dresses, a two-man nylon tent, two simple baby quilts (in Fortrel), stuffed toys, doll clothes, men's and boy's size shirts, little girl's dresses, and a denim handbag. 

When her youngest child was ready for high school; allowing more time again for herself, it was time to explore her creative side. She took several quilting classes to find out what new techniques would best appeal to her interest, as quilting had really changed since its early years. Already knowing she wasn't too fond of hand sewing; she discovered her favorite was machine applique. (Mind you, not needle-turned, but raw-edged fused applique).  She was very keen on exploring this new genre; and has enjoyed making many quilts in a variety of techniques; and now also designs her own quilt patterns. She also has currently renewed her interest in hand embroidery; and has done several counted cross-stitch projects.

She has always enjoyed finding ways to use her fabric stash and make each pattern she uses fit the available fabrics. This enables each project to be unique and beautiful. Quilting allows everyone's style and ability to shine through, making it the perfect craft to pursue.... to go on an never-ending adventure of creativity and learning.