Welcome to tierneycreates! Thank you for checking out my blog! I love all things related to handmade crafting! I have an usual first name – “Tierney”. I was named after the semi-obscure actress Gene Tierney – my parents gave me her last name as my first name!
Originally from New York, I moved to the Pacific NW (Seattle) in 1997 and I now live in the Greater Denver Metro area.
In 1999 I began quilting as a distraction from the rainy winters in Seattle. My friend Judy D. convinced me try quilting. I made it through my first quilt, mentored by my friend Judy and the fabulous quilting instructor and author, Roxanne Carter (quiltingwithroxanne.com).
After completing my first quilt, I was not sure if this would be my hobby. Then on a whim, I made a second quilt, this time for my sister, who did not know I had started quilting. My sister received the quilt in the mail and called me with tears of joy and stated: “I did not know anyone loved me that much”. I was deeply touched, now understanding the power of quilts and handmade items from the heart…and I was hooked! Since 1999, I have completed over 150 quilting and fiber projects and I have another 100 projects in “queue” that I hope to make in the near future.
Over the years I’ve evolved from a traditional quilter to exploring art quilting with a focus on improvisational design and storytelling. You can check out my art quilt stories on my Art Quilt Stories page.
Everyone needs a hobby (and furry creatures to hang out with crafting). We all need a diversion from the daily challenges life throws our way.
My long term goal is to move from hobbyist to professional artist and I have started working towards this goal by entering juried shows and joining organizations such as the Women of Color Quilters Network (WCQN) and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).
Fusing textiles and smiles,