I’m Dorie Schwarz, a maker of many things. I currently live in Michigan, near Lansing. I absolutely love it here.
I started Tumbling Blocks in 2006 (the original blog still exists on blogspot) because I fell in love with the creative community online that was doing all sorts of interesting new things with traditional needle arts. This community is very important to me, and I find it hard to explain exactly why or how much.
My own creativity seems to come in cycles—sometimes I knit, sometimes I sew clothing, sometimes I quilt. My hands are seldom idle. Making things is a comfort and a joy.
Professionally, I build the internet. Well, not the whole internet. (Goodness!) I’m a web developer.