I am a self taught quilter that has evolved from traditional venues to the experimental. For me, the transition from traditional quilts to a freer form has been delightful and terrifying. No one tells you the rules, there is no right or wrong, and the joy is often more in the process than in the finished product. It has become my element.
I have been sewing quilts since 1978 and have enjoyed incorporating calligraphy in many of my pieces. I was inspired to produce new works by belonging to the Eugene based art quilt group, “Tactile Expressions” for 5 years. In 2004, the Corvallis art quilt collaborative, “Loosely Bound,” was formed and I found my muses. These spirited women encourage, inspire and push me to produce. I have enjoyed participating in several shows with these talented and creative women.
Being creative in some form is like food for me. I need to see beauty in my surroundings every day or I feel that I am starving. Working with fabric satisfies that need. The tactile properties of material, the color variations, and the creative process that go into making an art quilt is a very intuitive process for me. I enjoy working with other creative people and collaborating on group projects as well as getting input on my own designs.