Beth Stewart-Ozark learned how to hand quilt from a friend and began making quilts for her nieces and nephews. She later transitioned to machine quilting, creating her own patterns ranging from portraits to abstract expressions. “I love color, and I love the texture of fabric. I have an extensive stash of fabric from which to choose in making my quilts, as well as a wide range of threads from which to work. I use a 1260 Bernina—a workhorse of a sewing machine. I love its ability of free motion sewing,” she says.