I live in Michigan with my (shhhhh....over the
legal limit here) 4 Airedales, aka The Silly Sisters, two cats and one
very patient husband, Ken.
I've been a volunteer for
ATRA for 9 years,
so Airedales have been a big part of my life. Before finding
I had already gotten hooked on Dales and had three previous Airedales
before adopting my first rescue. Can't remember how I became involved
with the Quilting Bee, but I discovered that my skills as a Quilter were
not up to snuff and have been offering my artistic help instead.
Before finding rescue and the Quilting Bee, I
owned a screen printing business, was a free lance graphic artist,
substitute Art teacher and Mom. My spare time now is taken up by, oil
painting, a new grandson, layout editor of the ATRA newsletter, some
freelance graphic arts work.
Probably the best part of being a volunteer of the Quilting Bee is the
people I've 'met' by being involved. I know that there are several parts
of the country that I can travel to and I know I will have a 'friend'
there. The second best part is watching a simple idea and line drawing
transform into a work of art, done by the incredibly talented Quilters
of the Bee.
And third, being witness to the hard work, dedication that brings such a
great gift to the efforts of National Rescue.