I began creating art quilts in 1997 as a means of exploring close relationships with others. Once I started making these quilts, the ideas kept on coming, and my most recent quilts are almost making themselves.

When I am not working on relationships, I'm focusing on natural themes. I am a botanist by training, and am interested in anatomy and in pathology. In plants, disease alters the growth and appearance of the plant in interesting ways. My experience in plant anatomy seems to show up repeatedly in my quilts.

I am unsure what I will be working on in the future. I do not believe in doing things by the book and am a big fan of winging it. If you don't know how something is supposed to be done, you are much freer to just get it done - any which way you can. There are no wrong decisions, just design opportunities!

I am enjoying watching me and my muse work and travel together to explore new territories.

last update: 05.11.14



Commissions are accepted. Fees are loosely based on the dimensions of the quilt. The techniques used determine the price; machine techniques cost less than hand techniques. Appliqué is accomplished by both machine and hand, piecing by machine, and quilting by both hand and machine. Consultation, including discussion of photo and design possibilities, is free of charge.


All photography by Paul Romanowski, Specialist in Quilt Photography except Deb and Lori's Quilt, Emily and the Night Sky, Fire in the Serengeti, Friday, and Kara's Quilt which are photographed by JSK Artist's Photography Services; and Agnes' Quilt, Anthurium, Coral Reef, Hidden Forest, Intimacy, Margarittaville, Mary and Mike at Selsey, Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Rainforest, She Did the Right Thing, Sheila's Journey, Sweet Leilaini, Tahiti, The Bead Lady, The Worry Tree, Tree Anatomy which are photographed by Image Up Studios.