Quilting is an important part of my life and a continuing learning experience for me. It has provided a wonderful creative outlet that satisfies the need to just touch fabric and see what it can become.
Having spent my career in the medical field and much of that in mental health, I am a firm believer in the health benefits of quilting and other creative arts. Maker and viewer alike reap the rewards. It was a wonderful experience for me to be involved in making quilts for health care spaces at the University of Michigan, the Auburn University Women’s Health Resource Center, Fair Oaks Cancer Center and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Taking classes, learning and experimenting with new techniques in art quilts is energizing but I find an early established affinity for the Asian aesthetic continues to find it’s way in my work with an appreciation for the concept of wabi sabi. I also continue collecting and studying antique quilts.
I have served on the board of directors of the American Quilt Study Group and the Virginia Quilt Museum. I feel fortunate to have found an interest and a passion that gives back on so many levels. I am honored to have some of my quilts in both private and public collections and to collaborate with very talented artists in local and national organizations like AQN, FA@LE, and SAQA.