"Art is not just a static object, a thing created and then left on its own like some quasi-deistic creative exercise.
Music lives on each time it is performed, whether to a vast audience or merely hummed under one’s breath.
Reading poetry makes word pictures and thoughts live anew, rebirthed in the collective conscience of
innumerable readers. So it is with the visual arts."
“Every act of Creativity is, in some way, a response to offer back to God what has been given to us.”
Being a sewist, I began a journey into quilting having no idea where it would take me. I've been blessed to do
something that I love and have it appreciated by a larger world. Having my work published by McCall's, Quilt,
Quiltmaker and Fon's & Porter's Love of Quilting magazines has been an unexpected thrill . I am honored to
contribute and have my work add to the legacy of quilt making in America. I discovered that I loved sewing
when my mother taught me embroidery at the age of 10, and after taking a Home Economics course in high
school. I now know the love of sewing has been passed on to me by my maternal grandmother. I'm a third
generation sewist and my daughter Jenn is now the fourth!
I have always loved art and it has always been present in my life taking many different forms. Artistic creation
has always found a way to surface no matter what my path. I'm enthralled with the challenge quilting provides
when one cuts fabrics into many pieces and puts them together to make the whole more than the sum of the
pieces. The process of making a quilt provides a creative outlet which brings me to new places of learning and
feeds my soul. While on this wonderful journey of creating with fabric, I strive to be true to and unique in my work
and innately hold myself to a high standard for the quality of my work. In sharing my quilts and designs, I hope
to help promote the realization that making quilts is a very real and wonderful art form having been so from it's
earliest beginnings. Quilts can be utilitarian, commemorate an event such as a birth, death, wedding, etc., or
purely for artistic enjoyment; and quilts provide us with beauty, warmth and a glimpse into history. When asked
how long it takes me to make a quilt, I have to say, "all my life", because truly everything I've done up to that
point has brought me to the level of expertise needed to make that quilt. I began sewing at the age of 10 and
am glad all these years later for the journey that has brought me where I am today!
My daughter Jenn has created this site with much love and patience, listening carefully to what I'd like and then
making it happen beautifully! I have to say we've had each other "in stitches" at times too! Her artistic eye is
invaluable and, with no formal training, has the ability to intuitively lay out a cohesive and appealing design!
While working closely with her, she's taught me web design making it possible for me to create & design which
has allowed me to give a fresh new look to our site. As time goes by, more items of interest will be added
including some of Jenn's own designs! Stop back to see what's new!
We hope you enjoy your visit here at Willow Hill Designs!
Becca & Jenn
|Willow Hill Designs
Resident artists Becca & Jenn
|She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands.......Proverbs 31:13
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."......Proverbs 3:5–6