It all started in 1979. Brian and I received a quilt as a wedding present, a green and white “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” dating from the late 19th century, and I was hooked. As a girl who had grown up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, in a house decorated in 60's psychedelic, I found myself strangely drawn to that quilt. I signed up for a quiltmaking class and discovered my obsession with textiles.
My background is technical, not artistic. I have a degree in Geology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and an MBA from the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas. I worked for many years in hospital marketing and public relations and in a regional blood bank. After my husband’s job moved us to Fort Worth, Texas, I decided to become a full-time quilt artist. I've studied with Nancy Crow, Terri Jarrard-Diamond, David Hornung and Lisa Call. I've come a long way from my traditional roots!
Photo by Bonnie McCaffery
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2020
"Material Abstraction", Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas