As a teenager I was always designing and making my own clothes. Then for my kids and their clothes altering them for fun. I received a quilt kit for a gift in 2011 and found I just couldn't follow someone else's ideas or instructions. So now I have a wonderful studio with three machines, more fabric than you can imagine, a thread wall, sewing, pressing and design tables and it is my therapy. Come and see all the exciting designs I have to offer.
The artwork here is for sale please contact me.
My Work has/will be exhibited at theses venues:
International Quilt Festival - Houston, Texas
Carrefour European du Patchwork - Alsace, France
International Quilt Festival - Chicago, Illinois
Quilt! Knit! Stitch! - Portland, Oregon
Vincenza Festival - Vincenza, Italy
National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky*
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK
Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, KY
Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame
Firelands Association of the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London, Dublin, Ireland & Harrogate, Great Britain
Vogt Visual Art Center, Tinley Park, IL
Solo Exhibition at the Riverside IL Town Hall sponsored by the Riverside Arts Center
*My art quilt "In the Beginning" is part of their permanent collection.
Studio Art Quilt Associates IL/WI 2013
Surface Design Association 2013
Professional Art Quilters Alliance 2013
I have studied under master quilters Bob Adams & Rosalie Dace and also the Etsy Platform but I'm primarily self-taught
International Quilt Artist Pamela Allen says this about me,
"I just want to make a plea for "representational" fabric pieces. I am NOT referring to those photo-shopped patterns of portraits of people and pets. I am referring to (and of course defending) the kind of art that is recognizable as a real thing but not a photo realistic rendering. IE the kind of work I do, and Lucky Shie, and Jean Sredl, Elizabeth Barton, Ruth McDowell, Rosalie Dace, Shawn Quinlan, Therese May, Jane Cochran, Yvonne Porchella, Carolyn Mazloomi, Michael Cummings and …Terese Agnew. Google some of these and you will find each of these using the fabric medium to all it's advantages and NOT trying to force it to do what it is not good at. ALL these artists are making personal and unique statements. Not one artist
would be mistaken for another."
Thank you Pamela, I am honored