I am a quilter, fabric dyer/printer, quilt judge, and quilting instructor from Holland, Michigan. First and foremost, I am a quilter. I started out dyeing fabric to sell to others, and that slowly has morphed into teaching various dyeing and quilting techniques, as well as quilt judging. I started out making traditional quilts, but my need for originality drew me to art quilting. My process starts out with dyeing my fabrics, although I still include some commercial fabrics in my work. I do the construction as well as the quilting (both hand and machine) for all my pieces. I feel that the quilting is an integral part of a quilt; creating the texture, connecting the layers and most importantly the interplay between the top design and the quilting design.
My love of various techniques has made it difficult to develop consistency style. My current goal is to develop a couple of series of work. My recent pieces have been included in the Excellence in Fibers Online Gallery by Fiber Art Network 2017, Fuller Craft Museum as part of the Circular Abstraction Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Art Show, and at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. I am a Certified Quilt Judge through NACQJ (National Association of Certified Quilt Judges). I am also a member of various quilting and surface design organizations.