When I tell people that I make quilts for a living there are always a few things that don’t quite fit together neatly in their heads about who I am. So let’s get that out of the way first.
- I am a veteran of the US Army.
- I studied computer science and worked in information security for years.
- I now make quilts full time.
- All of that can come together and seamlessly form a single company.
When it came time to name my company, I wanted to bring all those seemingly contradictory parts of myself under one umbrella. That’s where the name Digital Sphinx was born.
The digital part of me loved working with computers. Information security management was my life for more than 10 years.
But the artist in me hated that 1+1 always, always, always equaled 2. Inside, I’m still a techie. I still do a lot of machine work. The only difference is that now, my machine of choice is a sewing machine.
As for the Sphinx, I came across it in my research and learned that the Sphinx is mysterious and misunderstood and full of riddles that the best among us have trouble figuring out.
If that’s not the prefect descriptor for me, the army-veteran-computer-scientist-turned-fiber-artist, I don’t know what is.
So yes. Digital Sphinx. That’s me.
As the owner of this company my goal is simple: I want to create beautiful and thoughtful works of art that stand the test of time and tell stories that so far have not been told in a way that I’m able to tell them.
My quilts are for people with a story worth remembering inside them.