RESUME


Artist Statement:

It all started in the Spring of 2001.   While shopping for house wares,  I was casually asked to peak into a room that was displaying a travelling exhibit of award winning quilts.   I stood transfixed at the beauty of these quilted works of Art!  There was no looking back.

I love the tactile quality of fabric as my medium of art.  Making quilts & quilting allows me to express my creativity to the fullest.   I am highly influenced by the simple geometric shapes, clean lines and the graphic depiction of color in Folk Art and Mid Century Modern Art.  I am constantly learning and evolving as an Artist.  

As a Professional Quilt Artist, I offer Quilting for Hire Services and I am also Commissioned by people to make quilts from start to finish to commemorate events, milestones & to enhance interiors of Corporate & Residential spaces.

I believe that the magic of Art lies in our hearts! This magic has to be shared! I intend for my quilts to be seen & enjoyed.  I love to share my art and my techniques with others so that they can pursue the pleasures of this art form and someday pass it down to younger generations to come.


Exhibits, Awards, Mentions & Community Projects:



2017
.  Ongoing Carteret Community Quilt Project - for Carteret, New Jersey - Jan 2017 to Dec 2017 

.  Ongoing - Artwalk at Doylestown Hospital - Special Group Exhibit - Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Jun-Aug 2017

.  Artist of the Month - June 2017,  Mayoral Commendation & Special Recognition - Central Jersey Arts Council & Borough of Carteret, New Jersey.  Jun 2017

.  Juried Competition Entry & Exhibit, 4 Client Quilts, at Quiltcon, Savannah, Georgia.  Feb 2017

.  Winner,  First Place, Blue Ribbon - Best Traditional Quilt,  Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey. Mar 2017


 2016

.  Honorable Mention for 2 client quilts - Warwick Valley Quilters Show, Warwick, New York.  Oct 2016

.  Solo Exhibit - Blazing Star Arts Center, Central Jersey Arts Council, Carteret, New Jersey.  Jul 2016

.  Winner First Place - Cotton & Steel Nationawide Lawn Quilt Challenge Contest - Client Quilt. Quilt Market, Salt Lake City, Utah.  May 2016

.  The Modern Quilt Guild at The Texas Quilt Museum, Juried Group Exhibit, The Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas.  Jan - Mar 2016

.  Juried Competition Entry & Exhibit, Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey.   Mar 2016

.  The Quilts of North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild - Juried Special Exhibit -  Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey.  Mar 2016

.  The Mini Quilts of The Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild - Juried Special Group Exhibit, Hillsborough Public Library, Hillsborough, New Jersey.  Feb 2016

2015

.  Winner - Best Machine Quilting, Track Mounted - Keystone Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.  Mar 2015

.  Winner - Second Place, Red Ribbon - Best Modern Quilt  - Keystone Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.  Mar 2015

.  Winner - Second Place, Red Ribbon - Team, Small Category  - Keystone Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.  Mar 2015

. The Quilts of Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild - Juried Special Exhibit - Pennsylvania National Quilts Extravaganza, Oaks, Pennsylvania.  Sep 2015

.  Modern Quilts of North Jersey Quilt Guild - Juried Special Exhibit - Garden State Quilters Quilt Show, Morristown, New Jersey.  May 2015

.  Honorable Mention - Pieced Quilt, Professionally Quilted - Client Quilt - Garden State Quilters Quilt Show, Morristown, New Jersey. May 2015

.  Winner - First Place - Cascade Fabric Challenge & Contest, for Windham Fabrics, New Jersey.  Apr 2015

. Modern Quilts of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild - Juried Special Exhibit - Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey.  Mar 2015

2014
. Modern Quilts of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild - Juried Special Exhibit - Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey.  Mar 2014

Relevant Experience:
. 2015 - present, Owner of "Krishma Quilts" - Longarm Quilting Business
. 2016 - Treasurer, Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild
. 2014 - Philanthropy Chair Person, Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

Affiliations:
. 2013 - Present, Member - Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, New Jersey
. 2014 - Present, Member - North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, New Jersey
. 2015 - Present, Member - Garden State Quilters Guild, New Jersey