All About Emily

If you’re wondering “why Fiat?” let me explain. Mary, Mother of Jesus, gave her Fiat to the Lord when the Angel announced she would conceive the Son of God. Her fiat literally means “let it be done to me.” I feel I am also following God’s will in my life by applying my skills toward this business to bring beauty into the world and help support my family.

Long answer short: I LOVE crochet, I’m really good at editing. I have science and math background. Put it all together and Tech Editing combines all my skills and my joy and passion for crochet.

A few other details, I have 5 children born from 2009-2016. All cliché’s apply, my hands are full, my heart is full, and yes, they are all really mine, 5 long pregnancies, 5 very different births (that’s for another blog).

When you choose Fiat Fiber Arts, you will receive my heartfelt effort to edit your pattern with the utmost accuracy. You will be supporting my family, my passion, and my fiat. Thank you.

Our talents are God-given, and we can use these gifts to spread beauty around the world. Let me help you spread beauty through accurate patterns. Crochet, cross-stitch & embroidery are a natural fit for my detail oriented, math & science loving nerd brain. If you’re a designer in need of some assistance, it would be my pleasure to review your work as a Tech Editor.

Be sure to read the posts about Technical editing crochet patterns and Why you should hire a technical editor.

The How to Hire Emily page will tell you What to Expect, including the aspects of the pattern that I will review and my fees.

If you would like a completed piece, visit the shop or contact me about consignment or contract work. If you like to crochet, view my patterns.
At the Annunciation, Mary gave her fiat as a promise to follow God’s will for her life. As a wife and mother of 5 children, I feel drawn to use my crafty gifts to help support my family.

Finally, you can contact me via email at, or via Facebook on my FiatFiberArts Facebook page.  I am also present on both Instagram and Pinterest, but Facebook and email are the preferred methods of communication.

If you were really coming here to find out more about my personal life, I am a Catholic Wife and Mother of 5 children.  I love crafting.  Cross-stitch, and a little bit of crochet and knitting, but mostly cross-stitch were my original crafting loves.  I learned more types of crochet stitches in high school.  My educational and professional pursuits were a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management.  A Masters of Science in Range and Wildlife Management.  Time working professionally as an Environmental Consultant.  Then I began a PhD program with computer modelling and left it unfinished as I began to have my family.

After the birth of my third child, I discovered our local chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America and learned a whole new world of hand embroidery.  More techniques and styles of stitching than I could ever have imagined and would have never tried had it not been for the ladies in my guild.   I also explored what I could do with crochet.  Toys (amigurumi) became a new joy for both me and my children as I started to stitch up little animals for them.

As I was developing my crochet skills, I became a tester for Lorene Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet.  Over the next few years, I assisted her with a number of patterns and from time to time, helped other designers as well.  Lorene has encouraged me to pursue technical editing.  And the rest is history!