I was raised in western Montana, then after spending ten years in Florida, I moved to Arizona. Since 1984, my home has been in Chandler, Arizona.
I own two quilting related businesses. One is a Longarm machine-quilting business (since 1994) and the other is White Picket Fence Quilts. White Picket Fence Quilts is a pattern company that includes pieced, appliqued and embroidered quilts that I have designed. I also have five books that have been published. My pattern company can be found at WhitePicketFenceQuilts.com.
I teach and lecture on various topics related to quilting. I am also a 1997 NQA certified quilt judge, and was qualified to judge Masterpiece quilts shortly after. Aside from quilting, hobbies include gardening, canning, home decorating, genealogy, camping, birding and Geo-caching. I also belong to several local groups that play MahJongg, Canasta, Bridge, Pinochle and other games.
I share my home with my amazing and supportive husband Dean. We have pet goats Mollie and Buster, and laying hens Henrietta, Maxine. Gidget, Gwen, Ruth, Flossie and Ethel. I have two married daughters (Ashley and Courtney) and two grandsons (Mitchel and Cameron). We garden and can on a large scale, and are able to grow exotic plants such as raspberries, apples, peaches, melons, etc. When I classify these as "exotic", remember that we are in a desert!
I love being busy and am always curious and interested in experiencing and learning new things. I have traveled often over the years. Favorite trips have included exploring old cemeteries and courthouses in the Midwest, as part of my search for my family history. I have always felt that there are never enough hours in a day!
Some glimpses into my world: a little bit of the
"farm" life - Arizona style...
Arizona sunsets, our "Adopt-a-Trail" in the
Superstition Mountains and 4-wheeling in the beloved Jeep...
email me at: Valerie.Boman@cox.net
Last updated October 15, 2016
© Valerie Boman - 2005-2008