I grew up in Independence, Missouri where I graduated from Truman High School in 1976. During my high school years I learned to quilt from my mother, Linda Brannock. I moved to Florida in 1979 when I married Ed Sunshine of Miami. We welcomed three wonderful sons (Eron, Andy, and Adam) into the world, but, sadly, our marriage ended after 17 years. In 2003 AC Thomas and I were engaged for 5 years and married for 10. AC died on May 31, 2013. I am living a new life and trying to figure out how to be alone.