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Artist Statement

My medium is layered and stitched fabric, aka quilts. My usual technique is raw-edge, fused collage; it suits my preference for working intuitively, rather than by following a strict design or pattern.

Landscape is my strongest influence, particularly that of my home state, Kentucky, and adopted home, Maryland. Fear of living in Megalopolis fuels the desire to depict diminishing open spaces. In spite of this, I prefer to work in a more abstracted style in the belief that it reveals the artist more than does realism.

I began making very traditional quilts in the late 1980s and have since moved into more contemporary styles. I have studied with many of the country’s most famous art quilters at Quilt Surface Design Symposium and at the Crow Timber Frame Barn Workshops. I belong to three local guilds: Nimble Fingers Quilt Guild, Bethesda Quilters, Potomac Craftsmen and the Potomac Craftsmen Gallery, as well as several national groups including Studio Art Quilt Associates and Surface Design Association.

EXHIBITS 2008-2009

Juried exhibit, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Auburn, NY

A Sense of Time
SAQA juried exhibit, International Quilt Festivals
Houston, TX, Chicago IL and Long Beach CA

EXHIBITS 1996-2007

September 2-29, 2007
Focus on Fiber: New Work by Tuesday Quilters
Friendship Heights Village Center, Chevy Chase, MD

Creative Crafts Council 2007 Exhibition

Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda, MD

New Art From an American Tradition

SAQA juried exhibit at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, VA
The Gallery at Merchant’s Square, Williamsburg, VA

Fiber's Finest

C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, Cumberland, MD

Juried Art Exhibit

Breast Care Center, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

I Saw It, I Bought It, I Made It

QSDS Alumnae Show, Quilters’ Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA

A Page from My Book: Journal Quilts

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX 2005 and 2006v

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