Quilts, pillows, pillow cases, doll clothes, special fabric bags for holding quilts and other items, costumes.
What do you like to sew?
Quilt tops, pajama bottoms and small wall hangings
What do you do when you’re not at Bib & Tucker?
Clown and teach clowning at local hospital Bible study Attend special Bible Studies once a week and mid-week church Bicycle Riding Exercise for health three days a week Sew with Loving Hands and Moody Library Crazy Quilters in Moody, AL once a month; and with Quilts of Valor on some Tuesdays in Odenville, AL
What does Bib & Tucker mean to you?
Love to meet others, folks in our community; To learn and to share. Lots of good people with such interesting life stories, skills and talents.
Who inspired you to start sewing? When did you start?
My mother sewed and I had a great interest in it very early. I cut out and hand sewed clothing for my baby doll when I was around 9 years old. Back then 9 year olds still played with dolls and did so for several years. I loved my baby doll and making clothes for her.
Where are you from?
Born in coal mining camp in West Virginia; moved to Praco, Jefferson County, Alabama at age 6 and when my father died from an accident at age 9, we moved to a farm house in Guin, AL to live close to my dad’s parents.
What is your favorite thing about Woodlawn?
I love Avondale Park which is located in close proximity to Woodlawn. I do not know that much about Woodlawn since I live in another county; but I travel on 1st Avenue to and from Birmingham a couple of times each week, passing through Woodlawn.
What is your favorite color? Why?
Love all colors….don’t know of any one I love above the other.
What school did you go to? What was your favorite subject or who was your favorite teacher?
Panther Elementary in West Virginia; Colley Elementary, Praco Mt. Olive Elementary, Yampertown Marion County High School, Guin, AL [Every school that I ever attended has either burned or been torn down over the years.]
Mrs. Eunice Weeks was one of my teachers…she really cared about her students, as did the majority of the teachers who taught when I was in school. During those years, teaching was a God-given ministry, and teachers back then felt called and did it as unto the Lord, which meant they really worked to make a difference in our lives.
What is a story (try to be nice) that you can tell about another member?
My friend, Barbara, is a wonderful Christian who is an encourager. She is not shy when it comes to sharing about her faith in Jesus. She is a ‘perfectionist’ of sorts, and I love that about her; Barbara, Adriane, (who is also a B&T Member) and I serve breakfast at HUMC downtown Birmingham on Thursdays as part of its community outreach program. We often eat lunch afterwards and spend quality time with other of our friends who also work with the community outreach at HUMC.
What is something you want to tell the other members about yourself, our community?
My husband and I married in 1962; I was in his mother’s SS class and she introduced us! She was my best friend and the best Christian I have ever known, barring none! She died in 2003 and I miss her very much.