Independent Study with Michael James

I recently returned from a 7 day independent study workshop with textile artist Michael James at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium (QSDS) in Columbus, Ohio. There were about 20 students in the class–everyone with a different plan for the week based on their own studio practice. It was fascinating seeing the work other students were…

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Solo Show at 2022 European Patchwork Meeting!

I’m beyond excited to announce that I will have a solo exhibit at the European Patchwork Meeting show in France this September!   I’m honored to be one of the featured artists located in the Theatre in the village of Sainte Marie Aux Mines in northeastern France. There are 43 exhibits spread over a number…

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I’m a Guest on The Quilting Hour May 27!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be a guest on The Quilting Hour hosted by Lee Chappell Monroe on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 12 PM PST. I’ll be joined by Cheryl Arkinson, author of one of my favorite books, Sunday Morning Quilts, for an episode called “Dip Your…

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Working on a New Series

I’ve been working for the last several months on a new set of quilts with a very different aesthetic than I’ve used in the past. Sometimes these experiments don’t really turn into anything, but I have hopes for this one! The most recent one is Unfurling, pictured below. This is so far my favorite. It’s…

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I’m the Guest on Behind the Seams Podcast!

I’m the guest on a recent Behind the Seams podcast with Roxane Cerda, acquisitions editor at C&T Publishing. I’ve known Roxane for about six or seven years, since I talked to her about publishing my first book, Artful Improv, and it was a lot of fun to catch up about Improv quilting, teaching, and my…

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Art Quilt Elements 2022

Art Quilt Elements 2022 opened on Sunday, March 27, 2022 with an in person reception. Juror Paula Nadelstern gave remarks about how impressed she was with the quality of work that was submitted.     I was thrilled when I walked into the gallery and saw my piece, “Color Grid” hanging on the back wall…

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Thoughts on QuiltCon 2022

I’m just back from an amazing trip to Phoenix for QuiltCon 2022! I was on the fence about going, and even the day I left I wondered if I was making the right decision, but I’m so glad I did. QuiltCon is an annual show organized by the Modern Quilt Guild featuring a juried show,…

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Taste of Summer Juried In To Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

I’m pleased that Taste of Summer has been juried in to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Virginia in February. This show has a special place in my heart–it was the first quilt show I ever attended, all the way back in the 1990s when I couldn’t imagine making anything that was good enough to enter,…

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My Solo Show is Open!

I’m pleased to announce my solo show is open at the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. It’s called Dreaming in Color: Textured Shapes, and includes 20 of my contemporary art quilts for the wall. The name seemed appropriate since color and texture are two of the most important…

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