About Me

I started quilting in 1987. My parents were coming to visit and I thought it made sense to begin my quilting career with a queen-size quilt. Yes, I finished it. No, it was not good. It was highly improved when a lightbulb over the bed exploded and lit certain sections on fire, melting the lovely polyester batting.

For years I made traditional quilts and branched out into making fiber art around 2005. The process and challenge of coming up with an idea and problem solving while creating is energizing. I particularly like having an idea, searching for the perfect picture(s) for that idea, fracturing it and putting it back together in hopefully interesting and sometimes meaningful ways. I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity of sometimes working with my husband’s photographs. The collaboration of his eye and how I can interpret that vision can be exciting.

I currently live in Saratoga, California with my husband Curt and dog Cooper.

 Selected Shows
  • Quilt National ’21
  • Quilt Visions 2020, Visions Art Museum
  • Musica!, Studio Art Quilt Associates Global exhibition, 2020
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2012 (Best Use of Embellishment wall quilt), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Honorable Mention: Innovative), 2017, 2020
  • Quilt National ’19
  • Junctures, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 2018
  • Threads of Resistance touring exhibition, 2017-2018
  • MQX Quilt Festival – New England 2017 (Judge’s Choice, Scott Murkin)
  • Road to California, 2014 (Best Visual Image), 2015 (Honorable Mention: Art, Naturescape), 2016 (2nd Place: Art, Critter), 2017
  • AQS Paducah, 2016 (2nd place: Small Wall Quilts, First Entry in an AQS Paducah), 2017
  • Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016, Visions Art Museum (Hand Flair Award in honor of Rita Zerull)
  • Jazz Impressions, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 2016
  • International Quilt Festival/Houston, 2014 (3rd Place Digital Imagery), 2015, 2016
  • San Diego Women of the West Quilt Walk, 2014
  • Quilting LIVE Atlanta, 2014
Selected Media
  • Simply Moderne, Issue 22, 2020
  • Visions Art Museum virtual tour, 2020
  • Pieces of Perfection, Making Buttons from Molds, 2020
  • Textile Talk: Conversations with the Artists: Musica!
  • Quilt National, The Best of Contemporary Quilts. Dairy Barn Arts Center, 2019
  • Quilt National: Seaside Succulent Interview, 2019
  • Threads of Resistance catalog. Artist Circle Alliance, 2017
  • American Quilter, July 2016, Vol. 32, No. 4
  • Quilt Visions 2016: Breakout Catalog. San Diego: Visions Quilt Museum, 2016
  • Quilting Arts, June/July 2015, Issue 75
  • Rikstäcket, Winter 2015
  • Quilts, Winter 2015, Volume 36 Number 2
  • Quilting Arts, December 2014/January 2015, Issue 72 (cover)
  • International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene, Winter 2014/2015
  • Quilting Arts, August/September 2014, Issue 70
  • Quiltmania, May/June 2014
  • 150th Anniversary California State Parks Online Quilt Show, 2014
  • Dynamic Fabric Art Portraits with Esterita Austin DVD, 2013
Affiliations
  • International Quilt Museum
  • Quilt Alliance
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
  • Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
  • Surface Design Association
  • Visions Art Museum