Kansas On My Mind

Valerie Boman
Quilter, Designer 
1997 NQA Certified Judge


Raspberry Ripple




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... 
chickens, goats, canning, tole painting and a "country" home....



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