Most of us have had the experience of becoming “all out excited” over a new
hobby or activity only to cool once the “new” has worn off. Usually this
leads to an unfinished project, or projects if the excitement was really
great, being relegated to a forgotten box on some closet shelf. That was
Alice’s story until some 20 years ago when she took a class at a local quilt
shop and found herself immersed in a world of infinite possibilities with
fabrics. She has never “cooled” or even looked back. In this time, Alice has
produced something over 250 quilts, many of them of her own design. Many
have won awards in quilt shows and festivals. Her designs and patterns are
sold in quilt shops around the country.
In 1987, Alice began instructing, and soon coordinated all teaching at the
leading quilt shop in her area. Now she teaches in the Dallas-Fort Worth
Metroplex. She travels to teach across the U. S., Canada and has taught on
Although she designs both traditional pieced and appliquéd quilts, her true
love, other than her husband, children and grandchildren, is teaching others
the art of appliqué, crazy patchwork and just about any kind of handwork.
Through her years of experience she has developed many labor and time saving
techniques to aid in the preparation portion of appliqué. These she happily
shares! One of her greatest joys is seeing someone develop into a dedicated
quilter regardless of the style or method chosen.
Alice is married to Bill, has six daughters, a son and six grandchildren,
three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. She and Bill live in
McKinney, Texas, along with their Shih Tzu, Molly, the queen of the
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