Welcome to my material world

As a small child, I loved working with my hands. I especially loved the meditative aspects of fine handwork such as embroidery, knitting, and crochet. My "worlds" come to fruition by my using a number of materials and techniques. Whether I embroider traditional pieces or create my mostly abstract, contemporary art quilts, it is all about the journey and the experience of creation.

Education:

  • B.A., German Literature, Hiram College, OH
  • M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Work:

After working a number of years in academic and public libraries as well as working as a market analyst for a large corporation, I decided to pursue my life's passion - creating art through fiber. Since 2005, I've been creating art quilts on commission for area patrons and have only recently begun showing my quilts in state and national shows.

Awards:

  • 2008 Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH. Honorable Mention, "Large Wall Hanging, Pieced, Machine Quilted" for "Slient Aspen", 2008
  • 2007 Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH. 2nd place, "Small Mixed Techniques" for "Going in Circles", 2007

Exhibitions:

  • 2011, Some Things Looming Fiber Arts Gallery, "Size Matters", Reading PA, May-Sept
  • 2010, Lehigh Valley Arts Council, Allentown, Sept - Oct.
  • 2010, The Gallery at the Allentown Jewish Community Center, July 15 - August 30
  • 2008 Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, CO May 1 - May 4
  • 2008 Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH Feb 8 - March 19
  • 2007 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XIV, Harrisburg, PA "Silent Aspen" and "I Never Promised you a Rose Garden", Sept. 6 - Sept. 9
  • 2007 Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH Feb 9 - March 21

Memberships:

  • Studio Art Quilts Association
  • Explorers, a fiber artists' group (NY/NJ/PA), 2008 - present

Publications:

I was interviewed for and my work appeared in the following articles: