My first published piece was submitted as a rather long letter to the editor in 1975. To date it remains the only time my work was used on the cover of a magazine. Living in Murray, Kentucky, with my college professor husband and three small boys, writing proved an excellent opportunity to publicize my work.
On my fortieth birthday the editor of Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot phoned to discuss the name of my column. "Notes of a Pattern Weaver" continued and moved to the The Weaver's Journal.