Dolores began sewing at an early age. She still owns her first sewing machine, a Toy Singer, which she received at the age of eleven.
Dolores was a 4-H member as a child. As an adult, she took advanced clothing classes through the Pennsylvania State Extension Service. Her first experience with patchwork came when she made a patched pinafore (from kettle cloth, no less!) for her daughter's Holly Hobby dress.
After her son and daughter were grown, Dolores' sewing interest expanded into quilting. Her love for sewing still includes piecing and quilting today.
Dolores lives on a preserved farm with her husband, a dog, and too many cats. She has twin grandchildren.