graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She worked briefly as an Exhibit designer for Museums in L.A., and then relocated to the music industry. Eventually, she left California and settled in a small mid-western town where her closest neighbor is four miles away. Says Tula: "My main function in life is fabric design. I live for it. Through all of the moving and mind changing one thing was constant; fabric and sewing. I designed my first collection in my living room, after work and on weekends. The day I left my job in L.A. I sent it into Moda Fabrics and by the time I got to Albuquerque it was in production." A few years and several collections have passed since then.
Today, Tula works with Free Spirit Fabrics designing not just for quilting but for a whole lifestyle of DIY-ers with a passion for saying things like "Hey, look what I made," or "Don't sit on that, its still wet."
"Seeing my name on that shelvage was the only thing that had been missing from my professional life. So here I sit, an exiled rock princess on a throne of bolts and bobbins."