has been involved in every aspect of sewing and needle arts. She
has worked as a professional in the home decoration, sewing,
and craft fields. The author of the popular book, Daddy's
Ties, and other publications, she lectures, gives workshops
at quilt events across the country, and holds retreats for stitchers
at Botsford Briar. Her best-selling designer patterns are
available from Simplicity Pattern Company.
a Beacon native, began his art career making one-of-a-kind bird
houses. After developing an interest in metal as a medium, he
set up his own forge and started working in steel using blacksmithing
techniques. His hand-made art metal pieces feature realistic
and floral motifs. He creates custom gates, railings, and
other architectural elements. Frequently, salvaged metal provides
the inspiration for the home accessories and sculptural objects
that he makes.