I am Denise Bevard, and my passion in life is quilting.
My Grammy instilled the love of quilting in me at a very young age. She always had a quilt on the quilt frame. She started to teach me to sew when I was three, sewing on buttons, then embroidering baby bibs. By eight I had a nice-looking quilting stitch and a large repertoire of embroidery stitches mastered. I now have over 40 years of quilting experience. I have entered many a competition, I’ve even placed internationally. But my true love is sharing my passion for quilting with others, and I enjoy teaching those who want to learn. I love quilting so much I even taught both my son and daughter to sew and quilt. My granddaughter is already showing interest at 2 1/2 years old. She loves to play with fat quarters, she has definite favorites.
I truly believe that passion and inspiration are enhanced when shared. We can all learn something from one another. Some people see bolts of fabric and just see bolts of fabric. Some people see scraps of fabric and worn out clothing and see trash. I see quilts, table runners, placemats, etc. Quilters were recyclers before it was popular. We can all inspire others and let others and “things” inspire us. Walk through a park, watch a child or grandchild play; watch an elderly couple that has been married for ages. Watch dogs, cat, fish, clouds, and other people. Go to an art museum, and if you and your bank account can handle it—a quilt/fabric/sewing store. There are no ends to what can inspire us, and how we can inspire others. I am ALWAYS working on a least one quilt. More than likely I am working on at least three. One in the planning process, one I am piecing or appliquéing, and one I am quilting.