I am a professional artist who has worked with found embroidery and hand-stitchery for over 20 years. Five years ago I began working with found quilts as well. I joined SAQA after having one of my quilts included in a show at the Visions Art Museum. My work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions in museums and galleries and has been published in the US and abroad.
I was born in 1975 and grew up in Pennsylvania. I come from a family of makers: my mother and grandmothers needlepointed pillows, made quilts, and stitched or knitted their clothes and toys; my father built odd things and cooked outrageous meals, and painted murals in our home. I earned a BFA in Sculpture with a concentration in Fibers from Syracuse University and was a Studio Assistant at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Anthracite Odalisque - 35 x 64” 2016