I rarely start with a sketch. I perfer to start cutting into the fabric and see where it leads me.
I have been creating art quilts since 2005 when I took a workshop at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. This opened my eyes to the unlimited possibilities for a textile artist. The route I chose was the narrative style, also thought of as story quilting.
I combine printed commercial and hand-dyed fabrics. I discovered when they are combined the fabrics give off a sense of movement. My layering methods, raw edge applique and bold colors are well-known.
My faces are a mix of abstraction and folk art while my nature scenes are visually interesting with texture and color. Each of my art quilts are an expression of our stories, our lives, and how we communicate with each other. I am back doing abstact quilts too.I've shown at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Lincoln, NE and the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, OH and many more and across the the country.
If you would like to inquire about a quilt, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My studio is open in Dayton, Ohio but by appointment only, should you want see me at work.
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