About Tobi

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:

  • 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 dot-com companies.
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.