“Family is a patchwork of love” represents one of the three tattoos Timber Ridge resident Stephanie Chamberlain is proud to have for illustrating her love of quilting and sewing. Her other whimsical tattoos feature a kitty with a ball of yarn and a puppy with a sewing machine. “It’s the California in her,” she says about the tattoo art dedicated to her personal passion.
Oftentimes, Stephanie can be found working on one of her wall hanging-size quilts made using different patterns and fabrics, much like that which she says make up a dynamic family. Her quilt masterpieces serve as art. There are always two hanging in the entry to welcome people into their home.
Stephanie also spends hours knitting beautiful sweaters and vests for her family members. She finds both quilting and knitting relaxing, satisfying and good for her mind and body. She is very enthusiastic about starting a knitting group at Timber Ridge, once Phase II opens and new neighbors join the ever-growing community.
When Stephanie isn’t knitting or sewing, she might be singing Broadway songs with Timber Ridge’s 20-person choir, the Rusty Chords. They meet once a week and she looks forward to the wonderful concerts they perform for residents several times a year.
Stephanie serves on various Timber Ridge committees and is involved with the Washington Continuing Care Resident Association (WACCRA) as well as the National Continuing Care Resident Association (NaCCRA). You can also find her regularly working out in the community’s state-of-the-art gym.
Stephanie thinks living at Timber Ridge is a ball of fun and enjoys staying active with the many social happenings and activities that the community offers. She feels “totally spoiled” as a resident at Timber Ridge.
Originally from California, Stephanie spent 27 years working in the Information Systems Department of General Dynamics. She enjoys nature’s beauty from the beach to the mountains. She and her husband truly enjoy the scenic views their apartment affords and the majestic outdoors surrounding Timber Ridge.