Meet the “Tierney” in tierneycreates 

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 (

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,



Feature photo credit: Photo by Daniel Norris on Unsplash

33 thoughts on “Meet the “Tierney” in tierneycreates ”

  1. T: Congrats on getting your blog out and on your upcoming Etsy store debut. You’re creativity Rocks! And you are inspiring. There is something magical in quilts!

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  2. Hi TIerney, I am not sure if you will see this or not here goes…I met you at the Sisters Quilt Show, with my sister Terri. We LOVED your quilt and your enthusiasm!

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  3. Hello!
    I just found your blog and love the way the universe works to introduce us to like-minded people. I live in Bend, OR. Just guessing that you might too…or Sisters…or one of the other great CO towns. I am about 2 years into quilting. I will be following your blog now!
    Happy Creating!
    @facetfully on IG

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    1. Yes I was thinking the same thing as one of your wonderful panels made into a wall hanging (about quilting sisters) is in my studio – a gift from my friend Judy who taught me to quilt 18 years ago. I always wondered who created that beautiful art in the center of the wall hanging that captured the spirit of the bond of quilting 😀


  4. Omgosh. I almost named my daughter Tierney after the actress Gene Tierney, too! That’s crazy. – First time to your site and now I’m going to be nosey. 🙂 So far, so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy being nosey, ha! When I was a kid no one could spell or pronounce my name so I wished a had a “regular” name but I’ve grown to embrace my unusual first name and I’ve come across other Tierneys! 🙂

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