I began quilting in 1996 and rediscovered the pleasure
of working with cloth, paint, dye, and thread. I have a B.S. in Visual
Design from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology,
and a M. A. in Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University. I worked
for many years as a book designer in the publishing industry. I make
handmade paper and collect Japanese folk art. I am working on a degree
in ornamental horticulture and feel the need to connect with the natural
environment every day. These interests have had a strong influence on
the my work.
I create contemporary art quilts and textiles.
I often use vintage kimono fabrics in combination with other materials,
papers, and embellishments. My current work is about the concept of
time - the passage of time, the effects of time, the look of time. One
project is a series of hand-dyed whole cloth pieces that use architectural
fragments to explore the passage of time.
My work has been selected for several exhibits
including Quilt National 2001, Women's Work 2000 and 2001, the Yokohama
Quilt Festival 2000, the Professional Art Quilters' Alliance Small Works
and the Fine Art of Fiber 1999, 2000 and 2001. My work is in several
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