My mom was my first sewing teacher, but it was my aunt, Suzanne Brown, that was my first inspiration. She has sewn her own clothes for as long as I can remember. She also used to knit. I always looked up to her. Here is just a small sampling of her recent projects. The first two quilts were presents for my children when they were born. When I was small, she made a drawstring bag for me that has travelled to Europe with me and still goes on every trip I take! Another year, she gave me a bag of beautiful, exotic beads. I loved imagining all the possibilities. You never know the inspiration you impart on someone else. My aunt knows now!