As a fiber artist, I use fabric, thread, and embellishment to create connections and stir emotions. With the use of color, imagery, texture, and guided by my faith, I want to simultaneously honor cherished traditions, yet challenge the ways in which we may view them. While the world is in a constant state of change, there is beauty to be found in the sometimes-chaotic ebb and flow of that process. I want to embrace all of this, finding balance and harmony amid change, seeing how it evolves and reveals itself.
My Journey in Fiber
I am a textile artist with a passion for art quilting and Jewish ceremonial fiber art. My work is influenced by history, tradition, and modern innovation. Growing up in the country and tailoring experience have also played a role in the style and design of my work.
I enjoy working in both two- and three-dimensional fiber art, and have been in love with fabric my entire life, learning to sew at age five, and making my own clothes by 11. While a student in college, (and with the bribery of food), I took a quilted vest class with my mother. We both walked out of that class in love with quilting and have continued to do so to this day.
I began my journey as a “traditional” quilter over 35 years ago, learning the basics from books and local quilters. As my knowledge and skills grew, I realized that I did not particularly like following the “rules”, nor did I want to make quilts exactly like anyone else. Art quilting has given me the freedom to express myself, and to grow as an artist. My faith and love of this singular planet we call home have a profound influence on my work and guide me on my journey as an art quilter.
I am a member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), Signature Artists L.L.C., American Quilter's Society, and the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework. I have participated in Textile Talks, been interviewed on local radio, have been published in SAQA and Pomegranate Guild related publications, have work in public buildings and private homes and have had work displayed in juried exhibits.