In her poem entitled "The Summer Day," Mary Oliver, a favorite poet, asks "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Beyond being a mom and a wife and a friend, I most wanted to be a writer and an artist. Combining a love of people with a love for words and fabric, I am exhilarated to be at this point in my life. Thanks to the grace of God, I find myself in a place today where I am blessed with the opportunity to befriend remarkably talented fiber artists, who eagerly respond to various calls to make quilts leading to outstanding book and exhibit projects.

This website contains the various challenges I’ve organized, past, present and future. To learn more about these projects, click any of the links above.

I live with my family in Northern Virginia and am happy to be a member of the Fairfax Chapter of Quilters Unlimited. In between coordinating these projects, whenever I can, I sew or run away to the sea. If everything is perfectly aligned, I sew at the sea.

"The cure for anything is salt water; tears, sweat or the sea." --Isak Dinesen


Please contact me with any questions or comments at dmdesotomailbox@gmail.com