This is my avatar, both here and in my Etsy shop. Many people have a picture either of themselves or something they sell....but not me. I do not sell quilts- I am still at the stage where I am giving them all away to friends and family. But this quilt has special meaning for me and for my business. This quilt is a quilt I made for a special pink ribbon quilt category in a local quilt show. It was in honor of my two grandmothers- my mother's mother and stepmother- who were sisters and both died from breast cancer.
To me, this quilt made in their honor makes me feel like I have their support in my endeavors, even though I never met one of them, and the other died when I was 5. I know they were both very strong independent women. My grandmother was a doctor when women rarely attained that profession, and the mother to 4 little girls. My stepgrandmother took over the mothering and was a wonderful school teacher. This quilt reminds me to follow the trails they helped blaze for me.