Verna Moseley

My grandmother taught me how to cross-stitch when I was 8 years old. I loved it.  Then, when I was around 13, my mother allowed me to wear a halter top.  Rather than buy one, I decided to make one.  Ever since, I have been enamored with fabric: the patterns, colors, textures, and the freedom to combine them in so many different ways. 

     Years later, I decided to make a quilt for my 12-year-old daughter’s bed.  I spent a lot of time, which was scarce back then, perusing fabrics until I found the right ones: pinks, reds, greens, and cherries; they were beautiful! But I could never find the time to finish it. 

   Fifty some years later from when my grandmother first taught me to sew, I found some time: I also found that I was still obsessed with fabrics!  So I made my first quilt.

Since then, I have made many dozens of quilts, pillow covers, table runners, and wall hangings. I mostly work with batiks for their range of colors and patterns. And I piece as well as appliqué.  I’m inspired by the beautiful land that surrounds me, along with the many animals that I share it with; many of whom are models for my work. Finding this work has brought such joy and harmony to my journey; I truly love what I do.