Betty was six years old when her grandmother introduced her to a treadle sewing machine. Betty caught the bug; sewing and making things from fabric has become a life long passion. She says that even when she had a career and was raising two sons, she found time to relax with her sewing and embroidery.
Betty and her husband moved to Rocklin from Clayton, CA six years ago so that they could be nearer their two sons and their families. Betty had retired from Sumitomo Chemical and her husband from the telecommunications business where he was an engineer. They were ready to enjoy the good life.
Today, Betty spends many hours at her favorite activities of sewing, quilting, painting silk scarves, knitting -- the list goes on and on. Betty is a member and past president of Roseville Quilters and she showed me some of her beautifully designed quilts including a couple of very special smaller art quilts. Currently she is working on a large quilt for a family gift. She admits that she usually has at least six projects going at one time and is always looking for a new pattern to try or the perfect fabric. A thrift store fabric find may have been turned into purses mere hours after it was discovered. Betty has a fully equipped studio, complete with large quilting and sewing machines. However on the day I visited with her, there was also a project going on in the kitchen, which she says is more to her taste for a working area.
Betty keeps quite busy by participating in about 20 craft shows a year and has an online Etsy shop that you will want to check out and you can now visit her Facebook page Elizabeth Jane Designs!
Click on the arrow in the picture below for a sampling of Betty's wonderful crafts.