Susan’s earliest sewing memory is sitting at her grandmother’s knee while she worked the treadle, hands on top of her grandmother’s as she guided the fabric through the machine. Susan made her first quilt in 1975, an Ohio Star, using pieces from her old clothes and those of her mother and grandmother. Another memorable project was an appliqué quilt that Susan made for parents. The queen-size quilt took seven years, and was completely made by hand. After starting a family, Susan continued to sew, and made clothes for everyone in her family, as well as curtains, slipcovers, and other items for her home. Susan teaches collage classes at Cottonwood, and loves helping customers choose their fabrics. She leads All About Embroidery, Cottonwood’s embroidery club, which meets on the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM.