I was born and raised in Oklahoma City. My husband, Steve, and I met at the University of Oklahoma. We married in 1978, at the end of our senior year at OU when we each completed our degrees, mine in interior design and his in zoology. He went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Zoology at Arizona State University. His career has taken us to Tempe, AZ, Tulsa, OK, and most recently to Sherman, TX, where he is currently chair of the Biology Department. Luckily, I can make quilts anywhere!
Our boys, Chris and Jeff, were born while Steve was in graduate school. I discovered quilting when the boys were young and needed comforters for their bunk beds. I have not put my needle down since!
I met Linda Jenkins, my partner in Piece O’ Cake Designs, not long after I started quilting at a meeting of the Green Country Quilters’ Guild in Tulsa. We’ve been friends ever since. We started Piece O' Cake in 1994. I could not ask for a better partner.
Making quilts is interesting, fulfilling, and challenging. Running the business with Linda is exhilarating. Although not what I thought I would be doing with my life when I graduated from college, this is so much better!
Our son, Chris, married Lorna Warren in 2001. They presented us with our first grandchild, Elanor Cecelia, November 6, 2002 and John Patrick Kelly "Jack" Goldsmith was born October 24, 2007. Being a "Nana" is truly wonderful!
Both boys earned their undergraduate degrees in May, 2007. Jeff is in the PhD program in Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins. Christopher will begin working toward a PhD in English at SMU this fall which means that he, Lorna, and our grandchildren are nearby! Steve and I are home alone and are enjoying the mostly empty nest.