The first quilt Julie ever made was for her newborn son two decades ago. Since then she has made lap quilts with matching doll baby quilts, healing infused message quilts, prayer quilts, memory quilts, and numerous graduation quilts. Julie loves the feel of fabric, the smell of a hot iron, and the hum of her sewing machines. When designing a new quilt, she grabs her graph paper, pencil, and memories of the quilt recipient and creatively blends favorite colors, design elements, desired size, and the choice of a hundred fabrics. Today, Julie's favorite quilt to make is a crazy patch denim quilt using family members’ jeans and repurposing them into a new quilt. She also makes quillows (quilt+pillow=quillow) to give to those in need. At the Blue Moose Gallery, she creates events and organizes classes. She also teaches basic quilt making and silk scarf classes. She loves to travel with her husband and two boys and is a community and school volunteer.