Thank you for visiting my quilting website. My family has a long history of making quilts. Several have been handed down to me, the oldest of which was made by Ann Walcott Peters, my great-great-grandmother, who died in 1869 at the age of 48. It amazes me that she not only had the time to quilt, but that she probably did so by the light of a candle or kerosene lamp (you can see Ann's quilt here). I also have quilts from my great-grandmother Cynthia Hanover Struble and my mother, Martha Hanover Hite, some of which can be seen at the bottom of this page. Following in this tradition, I started making my own quilts in 1995, with the results you see below.
I have always pieced by machine, but for the first fourteen years I quilted by hand. However, this puts a lot of stress on the wrist and, in 2009, I had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that is not uncommon among hand-qulilters. After that, I had others do the quilting by long-arm machine until 2011. At that point, I attended a four-day "boot camp" in Colorado with Harriet Hargrave, then started doing my own machine quilting using a Bernina 820, which is a regular sewing machine, not a long-arm.
Since 2017, I have collaborated with longarm quilter Patricia Hechler of Franklin, Ohio. She does a much better job of machine quilting than I ever could! I very much appreciate the opportunity to work with her.
As you browse through the examples below, I would like to point out that they are organized approximately in the order in which I completed them, with the most recent ones at the top. Click on the thumbnails below to see them larger, then click on any of the large images to return to this page.
I welcome questions and comments. If you would like to contact me, please click here.
Finally, I would like to thank my husband, Ken Schory, for photographing these quilts. Examples of his landscape and architectural photographs can be seen here.