About Maureen

I am a quilt maker, antique quilt collector and professional quilt appraiser living in southwest New Mexico. I am constantly inspired by the incredible talent of the quilting community and the beauty and detail of the old quilts. Now, I'm fascinated with quilt history and how textiles weave in with American history, in particular. I'm an area rep for AQSG. I love to share my quilts and provide trunk shows and quilt study sessions for groups in New Mexico.

Quilty thoughts

Some people go to Vegas. I get my excitement from quilts.  In 2000, I attended my first quilt show.  I was stunned when I first entered the show building.  I had NO idea at all that there was a quilt “thing”.  I looked out into the sea of people and I saw myself repeated about 3,000 times.

After I picked my jaw up off the floor and got my bearings, I went into an exhibit area and saw my first antique quilts hanging in a display. I fell in love.  I loved the designs and colors.  I wanted to make quilts like those.  I wanted to have quilts like those. They spoke to me. They connected with me.l

I have pursued this sudden passion for quilts ever since then.  When people ask, “Oh are you interested in quilts?” I say, “Oh yes, I’m in deep.”  By that I mean that I collect quilts, I make them, I read about them, I go to museums and shows to see them, I study quilt history, I teach quilting and quilt history, and now I have been certified by the American Quilters Society as an appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles.

My other passion is music and I am now reunited with the baby grand piano that I grew up with. Music provides infinite challenges to study, exploration and improvement. And so do quilts.

I marvel at my continued intense interest in quilts.  I love the process of putting a quilt together and I appreciate the work of others, past and present.

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