I was a teen mom, and now that my 3 kids are all adults, I feel like an older-wiser teenager.  Free to do whatever I want, but wise enough to know/want what's better for me.  

I was born in NM, raised in CO and have lived in AZ since 2005.  During the day I do A/R for an on-demand delivery company where I've worked since 1994.  In 2010 I took a break from this company to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.  During that year I got married for the first time, divorced and then lost the LE job.   

I started quilting in 2011. You can read about it here.  I feel quilting was truly a gift from God, especially after what I'd gone through the year prior.  Before quilting I didn't have any hobbies besides eating and reading (do those qualify as hobbies?). My crafting history included Home Ec class in middle school, dabbling in cross-stitch when I was 15yrs old and pregnant, and making a dress and costumes for my kids in my early 20s.  I'd always loved music but couldn't sing and didn't play any instruments.  Anyway, when I finally tried quilting it was something I was really good at!  I became obsessed and I've been a quilting maniac ever since! And of course I write about my obsession  passion on this blog.

Quilting aside, I'm a born-again Christian.  I accepted Christ when I was a young teen because I didn't want to go to hell. But I didn't know what it meant to have, nor the significance of having, a personal relationship w/Christ until I was well into my 30s. For 20+ yrs I lived my life, as The Rhett Walker Band sings in When Mercy Found Me, “wild and free".  It did finally catch up to me and it left me broken and empty w/a hardened heart. But mercy did find me and I started living my life in a way to glorify God and things changed for the better. I got in the Word and started reading for myself about God's promises.  This doesn't mean I'm perfect or that I don't still experience struggles or problems, but I now have peace  and hope. I know that no matter what, God has my back and better things are still to come. 

With all of this being said, I enjoy going to church and would love to play bass guitar in the worship band someday...but I've got to make time to practice!  

I try to stay active w/various activities; indoor cycling, hiking, softball, etc. 

Oh! And did I mention, I'm a grandma?! I have 4 beautiful grands from my daughter (my eldest child).   

I'm looking forward to someday getting married again and possibly moving away from the city and growing/raising some of my own food.   

In the meantime,  it is my goal to encourage and inspire in all I do!

Thanks for visiting my blog! 

Threads for Life
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Eph 2:8

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living. Ps 27:13

If you need/want prayer for anything, please email at: aquiltedpassion at Gmail dot com

God Bless


  1. What a great life story! Our lives are so much alike...we will chat one day about this. I loved reading about you and glad you posted the info on FB so I could see it. You are amazing!

    1. Thank you Joyce. I really look forward to chatting and/or quilting w/you someday. We've got to get together soon.

  2. What a great story! So, glad that you turned into a great women! Will check back regularly to see your quilting adventures!

  3. Thanks for sharing! We have known each other for over 20 years, but I felt like I was hearing your story for the first time as I read. You are an inspiration to more people than you know. God is Good!

    1. Thank you Sandra. I sure hope I'm inspiring others. God is Good!

  4. Zenia, what can I say....YOU"VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!!!!! It doesn't seem I've known you almost 20 years! God Bless You!! Love, Myrna

    1. Myrna, it has been a long time! Thank you. And thanks for stopping by! God bless you too!

  5. I'm so glad I found you !! Love your life story very inspiring!!

  6. As I get to know you, you continue to inspire and impress me with your wisdom, your talent and your spirit. Thank you for sharing your life with us.


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