DSCN1594Debby Schnabel has worked in various types of fiber arts her whole life–from spinning and knitting, through cross stitch and needlepoint, and now quilting and occasionally rug hooking. Beautiful colors are her biggest influence, and she loves the different textures that handwork can create. Embroidered quilting has become an important part of her work.

After a successful and fulfilling career as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, she retired to work full-time as a studio quilt artist in her cabin in the Sierra Foothills.

Her faith in God is an integral part of her life, and she loves to incorporate the beautiful words of scripture into her artwork. “I am never quite as happy as when I am working with color, and never quite as content as when I am stitching the words into the quilts.”DSCN2169