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Whimsicals

Terri Degenkolb

Growing up in a small rural Midwestern town gave me tons of opportunities to experience a simple childhood where my imagination was my constant companion. Surrounded by cats, dogs, horses, chickens, and lots of corn fields, I spent countless hours sewing, sketching, writing, and wandering the woods. Looking back, it was a great childhood.

 

So, fast forward through my college years (where I earned a Bechelors degree from Purdue University in Retail Management), our early years of marriage (where both my husband and I worked many hours in various jobs), and the early years of having children (when God blessed me with two wonderful boys), to a moment in time when I suddenly realized that I belonged at home, watching my kids grow up, instead of in an office, watching the clock tick slowly by. I quit my job soon after that and reaquainted myself with an old friend (my sewing machine) when my mom helped me make my first quilt. That was the beginning and the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Although I never considered myself an artist, I somehow have been blessed to find that “creating” is my passion and gift. Whether it be with fabric as a new quilt design unfolds, with paints on a canvas or a mouse and a computer as I design a new fabric line, or with words on a screen as I lay out and write a new book, it’s the process of bringing something to life that brings me joy. In reality, I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a business owner, I am a graphic designer, I am a writer, and I am a quilter. Some may even say I am an artist. And all of these things woven together is what makes me who I am today.... a very
blessed person.

 

To check out the books and patterns with quilts and projects using her collections, go to Terri's website at: www.whimsicalquilts.com

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