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 quilted works of Art and there was no looking back. I embarked on a journey of teaching myself how to quilt and unleashed a love for Textile, Fiber, Yarn and Quilted Texture!

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. I am greatly inspired by the rich color palette of the Folk Arts from around the world as well as clean lines & simple shapes of Mid Century Modern Art.

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.

My work explores the diametrical opposite elements of a Minimal Modern Aesthetic in combination with elements of Hyper Quilting. The goal is to add  quilting texture to bold color within geometric shapes and to explore the impact it has on the color and shape of the composition as a whole.

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