McKenna's path to this point has been a deeply personal one, and it
begins as all good stories do, with seeds planted in childhood. As a
little girl, McKenna's greatest joy came from immersing herself in
nature. She collected driftwood, rocks and wildflowers along the shores
of Lake Michigan to create natural one-of-a-kind art pieces. She was an
artist and entrepreneur from the very beginning, opening up "shop hours"
in her bedroom for her family to buy her original naturally-created
She found her true calling as an adult, when she decided to give up a
successful corporate lifestyle that had her city-bound, living between
Boston and Manhattan, to follow her heart's longing for a return to life
immersed in nature. Her adventure began when she decided to follow that
yearning, leading her to the wilds of Montana. It was on the way to her
new home that by chance she wandered into a quilt shop for the first
time. She was awestruck, and recalls, "It was as if time stood still.
The colors, textures and designs of the quilts moved me beyond words and
the seeds were planted."