My path to quilting has traveled through graphic design, painting and gardening, keeping sewing as a constant companion. I view things through an abstract lens, leaving space for life’s experiences and my passion for gardens to float into the composition. My quilts are composed improvisationally on the studio wall, allowing me to move pieces around quickly. When working in a series, the scraps of the most recent quilt become the “sourdough starter” for the next. Frequently elements intended for other uses are recycled into my quilts, such as paper, ribbon, buttons, glass, threads, netting, and antique lace—anything goes. I am a dedicated recycler.