About Me

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Creating fiber art through quilting allows me to stretch my artistic talents with all the possibilities of fabric while also enjoying the calming, meditative effects of stitching. I capture moments in time—a flower at the height of its bloom or the split second when an animal is still.

I am a trained graphic designer who spent more than 20 years in the art and design world, eventually co-owning a successful advertising agency for 16 years.  I have always loved creating with fabric and began sewing when I was young.  My sister, Patty, gave me my first sewing machine for Christmas when I was 12 years old.  At first, I made clothes for Barbie dolls, and as I gained more experience, I began making my own clothes.  Thanks, Patty!

I studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and received an Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design.  Then, I attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design.

In 2001, I discovered art quilting.  It was my hobby until 2013 when I decided to leave the advertising industry and become a full-time fiber artist and quilter.  I create quilts using wholecloth painting or raw edge appliqué. I then thread paint the quilt to bring it to life.   My quilts have been juried into local and national quilt shows.

So who is this artist who never thought she would become a quilter?  I am a native Southerner who lives in North Carolina with my wonderful husband and three kitty cats.  I love old movies, a glass of good wine, spending time in the mountains, and exploring new restaurants.  Oh, and I also love spending as much time in my studio as possible creating quilts!

Quilting Resume

2016
International Quilt Association (IQA): A World of Beauty:  Miss Dixie
American Quilter’s Society (AQS): Paducah: Just Peachy
American Quilter’s Society (AQS): Daytona: Summer Iris

2015
Sacred Threads 2015: A Poppy for Mother
The Sacred Threads 2015 Exhibition Book

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!: Portland, Oregon
Special Exhibit: “What’s For Dinner?
‘Mater Sandwich’

2014
International Quilt Association (IQA): A World of Beauty
Special Exhibit: “What’s For Dinner?
‘Mater Sandwich’

American Quilter’s Society (AQS): Charlotte: A Poppy for Mother

MQX Midwest: An American Girl

Fly Your Flag: Quilting Arts: e-Book: Page 11

2013
International Quilt Association (IQA): A World of Beauty
Blooming Poppy
Princess Daphne-Honorable Mention

IQA: A World of Beauty
Special Exhibit: “What’s For Dinner?
Key Lime Pie for Me & My Sweetie

American Quilter’s Society (AQS): Paducah: A Poppy for Mother & Princess Daphne

2012
Mancuso QuiltFest: World Quilt Show: Manchester, NH: The Delicate Daffodil

American Quilter’s Society (AQS): Des Moines Show: The Magnificent Magnolia

2010
American Quilter’s Society (AQS): Des Moines Show: Passionate Pink Tulips

Awards
2011 Cabarrus Quilt Show
Best Machine Quilting: Passionate Pink Tulips: