I use my domestic sewing machine to create art quilts and wearable art. I love to watch my machine stitches create line, texture and shadow as they merge on the surface of the fabric.
My current work is centered around whole-cloth pieces, with intricate free-hand free-motion quilting. Because there is little or no piecing, the story is told through the line of the thread. I consider this work to be “sculpting” the fabric, since the stitches create line and shadow upon the quilt’s surface.
My work has been juried into several SAQA exhibits as well as art galleries. My work has also juried into the Houston International Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, AQS in Paducah and the Curitiba Quilt Show in Brazil . I have been teaching the art of quilting since 2006.
I call myself the Quilt Skipper because once while quilting my own quilt, I was so delighted by the unexpected beauty of it and what emerged from my needle, that I found myself cheerfully skipping around the house when I took my breaks. It is a joy to create art with free motion quilting.
I make my home in Granite Bay, Ca and teach and lecture about the art of free motion quilting throughout the US.