RESUME


Artist Statement:

 

In the Spring of 2001, I was asked to peek into a room exhibiting a group of award winning quilts. I stood transfixed by the beauty of these works of Art. I embarked on a journey of teaching myself how to quilt.

Making Art Quilts & Quilting, allows me to express my creativity to the fullest.  In the company of Simple Shapes, Bold Color, Crisp Lines & Rich Texture you will find me. In the process of deliberately employing traditional and innovative techniques as a strong foundation to my creations, it's when my inner self takes over that my work becomes Art.

I am currently working on a series of Art Quilts depicting abstract representation of colors found in the fours seasons of Nature.  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. 

Sometimes I create to make a thing of beauty, at other times to make a statement or to take a stance on an issue but always to make the world a happier place to live in.  I intend for my work to be shared, seen & enjoyed!


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 - 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 - Best Modern Quilt  - Keystone Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.  Mar 2015

.  Winner - Second Place - 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