I have been an art quilter for twenty years. My work is shown
regularly in major quilt shows across the country, including Visions and Quilt National, and many pieces have won cash awards. Articles and photos of my work have been published in most of the quilting magazines in the US, as well as in a number of national and international books and calendars
on art quilting. I have also been featured in two documentary films- one by the American Quilters Society and the other by Lifetime TV in conjunction with the Vagina Monologues production. I am the recipient of two art-related awards in Mendocino County- the Women’s Art: Women’s Vision award in 2008 and the Art Champion award in 2012.
I have lived all of my adult life in Mendocino County, where I worked for 30 years as a teacher of the visually impaired. In that capacity I won the Schoolmaster of the Year award in 2011. I am now retired and happily watching five grandchildren grow up.
I was an art history major at UC Berkeley, with a minor in art, and I have a Masters in Education from CA State University-San Francisco. I am mostly a self-taught quilter, though I studied briefly under Natasha Kempers-Kullen many years ago. I currently lecture and teach art quilting classes and retreats throughout northern California