I designed the first bucket organizer pattern, the 5 Gallon Tote-all-Bucket, to carry my soft-dollmaking supplies to the monthly meeting of my doll club, which I joined shortly before retiring from nursing. The club members wanted a class to make their own and gave me support with the development of my first patterns. Now my patterns are in four catalogs and numerous quilt shops across the country. Many patterns recycle cups, mugs and buckets to make unique and useful gifts. Sign up for my newsletter for the latest ideas.