"I am a textile artist living and working
in the Los Angeles area of Southern California. Like many of us I began
as a traditional quilter, but I soon moved into the realm of art quilts.
I prefer to indulge my passion for intense color, line and texture in
pieces that can be viewed as art for the wall rather than on the bed.
My background in the fine and decorative arts and my love for the natural
world including my beautiful state of California inspire subjects which
range from architecture to still life to landscape."
Raw edged and turned machine applique' are used
to turn a photograph or drawn cartoon into a textile image
Painting with textile paints and inks heightens
color, adds realism, light and shadow
Free motion Machine Quilting and thread painting
with very fine silk or polyester threads adds detail, dimension and texture
Digital Imagery using the computer, ipad or in some
cases cell phone photographs is used to create detail, drawings and digitally
Embellishments - hand beading and yarn couching
add complexity, sparkle and more texture.
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. degree in Art History, 1971
Study Center for Fine and Decorative Art, Victoria and Albert Museum,
"Silk Fantasy A La Diane"
, The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting by Linda Seward, 2014
"Roman Holiday" in Masterful Machine Pieced Quilts by Jean Biddick,
"Stairway to Heaven" The Quilt Life (Cover), October
"Rainy Day San Francisco", Machine Quilting Unlimited,
International Quilt Festival Houston, Quilts: A World of Beauty 2014,
"Down In The Grove"
Tactile Architecture, International Quilt
Festival Houston, 2014-15 "Mated for Life"
In Full Bloom, International Quilt Festival Houston, 2014-15 "Bella
AQS Quiltweek, Paducah, KY, 2014 "Silk Fantasy A La Diane"
Sacred Threads, June 2013-2014 "2001:
A Quilt Oddyssey"
Road to California, 2013, "Bella Camellia"
Quilts on the Wall Maps, International Quilt Festival, IQF Houston
2013, "A La Carte"
Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Festival Houston, 2013-14 "Chaco
What's For Dinner?, International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2013, "Blue
Quilts on the Wall Black and White with
a Twist , International Quilt Festival Houston 2012 "Hot Couture
- The Little Black Dress"
Tactile Architecture, International Quilt FEstival Houston, 2012 "Rainy
Day San Francisco"
Sacred Threads, June 2011 "Stairway to Heaven"
Quilts: A World Of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, October,
2011, "Silk Fantasy A La Diane"
International Quilt Festival Houston, Quilts: A World of Beauty 2010,
West Coast Wonders, International Quilt Festival Long Beach and Houston,
2010, "Balancing Act".
Art Quilts: Illuminations, Durham Art
Council, Durham, NC, April-May 2010, "Stairway to Heaven"
Becoming Art at the Seams: A Juried Exhibtion of Contemporary & Art Quilts,
Museum of Ventura County, CA, "Forrest's Flowers"
Road to California, January 2010, Ontario, Ca, "Stairway to Heaven" and
Quilts: A World of Beauty Exhibit, International Quilt Festival, Houston,
October 2009, "Stairway to Heaven"
Silver Screen II, International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California,
July 2009, "Alright, Mr. Demille, I'm Ready For My Closeup"
Sacred Threads, June 2009, Reynoldsboro, OH, "Up at the Villa With Michael"
Chicago International Quilt Festival "Celebrate Spring", April 2009, "Night
SAA Squared, March 2009, Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Currents"
Road to California, January 2009, Ontario, Ca, "A Host of Golden Daffodils"
Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2008
Santa Clara, CA, "Up at the Villa With Michael" and "Christmas Amaryllis"
American Quilt Society, Nashville, TN,
2007, "Kyoto Kaede"
Studio Art Quilters Associates
International Quilt Association
American Quilters Society
Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists