In 1992, for a reason unknown, I called my mom and asked her to mail me all the blue, green and pink
fabric scraps from the family scrap collection. My then housemate, artist Mary Linnea Vaughan, came
home to find me sorting fabric on the living room floor.
“No, no, no,” she said, looking at the pile of rejects I had set aside. “If you want to see the blue,
you need to put in the earth tones. Otherwise there won’t be any contrast and you won’t see the blue at
all.” My first (and in fact, only) lesson in fabric combination.
Without so much as a straight edge or a rotary cutter, I started to construct my first quilt. Luckily,
the mother of one of my violin students, a professional quilter herself, took pity on me and taught me
how to do a proper binding. She also bought me my first quilt book and provided valuable feedback on my
next few feeble projects.
A career change, relocation, wedding, new corporation, serious illness, new house and sabbatical later, Quilted
Dimensions was formed.
When not quilting, spending time with my family and friends, reading, writing or participating in a dizzying array
of watersports, I work with corporations to help make the critical link between goals, strategy and
real work. Here's my professional consulting bio:
A founding partner of Andrews Dimensions, a management consulting firm, Ms. Andrews has over 15 years of
multidisciplinary management experience. She spent the first stage of her professional career teaching
the violin to students age 2 - adult, and finds that the lessons taught to her by her students prepared her
well for working with corporations seeking to institute change in a meaningful and lasting way.
As a management consultant working with project based organizations, Ms. Andrews has:
Ms. Andrews holds a Bachelors of Music, and a Masters of Education from Ithaca College. She received her
Certificate of Programming from the NRI division of McGraw-Hill. Ms Andrews is certified as a Project
Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute and has presented seminars for the
ProjectWorld Conference and is a member of the Institute for Management Consultants, the Project Management
Institute and the American Management Association.
- Developed enterprise governance processes that align project work and objectives for the successful
accomplishment of corporate goals.
- Assessed, developed and implemented process enhancements that resulted in significant improvements
in financial reporting and allocations, systems development and project management organizations.
- Developed and implemented project management and development methodologies for Fortune 500 and