Much of my work is inspired by nature; my daily walks fill my senses with color and design possibilities. My time in the studio results in pieces that hold those visions in fabric and thread.
I love working with commercially printed cottons, and the search for just the right material to portray a certain vision is part of the challenge, part of the fun! I am careful to use the best quality cotton fabrics and threads for a long lasting product.
For the most part my work is pieced in the old fashioned way with no exposed edges, seam lines often purposely do not meet, adding to the abstract realism of the piece. Most of the work is heavily machine quilted on my home sewing machine. Sometimes hand stitches and beading are added if the piece calls for it.
Contests and challenges inspire me and many of the pieces you will see have won awards.
Recipient of THE FAIRFIELD MASTERS AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTRY at THE INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, 2012 for PRAIRIE FIRE
DECEMBER DAWN is featured in the new SAQA SEASONAL PALETTE catalog - now available!