Barbara Manley


Barbara moved to Lancaster County about two years ago from Long Island. Growing up in Virginia, she learned sewing from her mom and her grandmother. She does many other crafts as well including crocheting, embroidery, applique and knitting. Barbara considers sewing a meditative pastime, but, now that her kids are grown, she is embracing quilting and sewing on a new level. While she still does traditional quilts with patterns, she is now focusing on improv quilts and tapping into her creativity.

She has taken classes and attended retreats with Cindy Grisdela and Maria Shell, two well-respected artists in the Improv quilting world. She likes that the possibilities are endless and there are no rules! Barbara loves to travel and attend quilts shows and classes and find new quilt shops along the way. No matter what or where, there is always more to be learned about quilting and sewing. It’s also fun to meet new people and hear their ideas and backgrounds.

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