My love of fabrics began when I made my own dress for a 7th grade party. Over the years I’ve enjoyed sewing fashion and home dec projects and designing fiber art dolls but my passion was creating textile artwork inspired by the flora and fauna of northern Michigan where every season bring new wonders. Now I live in Asheville, North Carolina.
I am fascinated by the interplay of color, form and texture. My artwork sometimes includes tactile elements like beading and layering as well as dimensional components such as wired leaves. I enjoy combining my own hand-dyed and painted fabric with a wide variety of commercial fabrics.
My work has been exhibited in galleries, art centers and at national and international quilt shows; and has been featured in many books and magazines. I am a Juried Artist Member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
I offer a variety of art workshops including Creating Strong Compositions, Driven to Abstraction and Capturing the Muse, as well as art doll workshops.
“It’s the visual and tactile texture of fabric enhanced by the impression made by the stitch that induces me to create art with fiber.”