I have created with fabric since I was eight. I still hope to spend everyday in my shop, surrounded by fabric, paint
and all the tools needed to create. My artistic endeavors range from experimenting in my studio, to teaching art and
writing. A passion for nature has provided me with boundless ideas and mysteries to uncover. I travel throughout the US
and Japan, teaching an average of 15 venues annually. Locally, I belong to two wonderful groups, Houston Area Fiber
Artists and Mixed Media Artists. As a member of SAQA, I am able to connect with artists from around the world and
appreciate the wide range of exceptional work in textiles today.
Current Endeavors: I am developing a series of work using soy wax, which draws from the beautiful history of batik.
Since soy tends to spread, for design detail, I am combining soy techniques with silk-screening. In 2012 the combined
techniques of soy, silk-screening and pleating were filmed for a Quilting Arts television series. Episodes will be shown
on PBS stations in 2013.
Art Quilts: The Natural World, published in 2012 by Lark Books
Juried into Lone Star III, published in Fall of 2011, Univ. of TX Press
Juried into 500 Art Quilts (pages 79, 316 & 324), by Lark Books, 2010
Author of 2 books: Fabric Painting & Quilted Sea Tapestries, published by Martingale in 1990 & 1995
Author of two CDs entitled Silkscreening the Easy Way and Painting on Fabric
Author of five articles published in art and textile magazines. My bird artwork has been included in two articles
(in 2012 and 2013), written by Martha Sielman.
Art Galleries: (Currently represented by:)
Copper Shade Tree Gallery, 102 Schumann Lane, Round Top, TX 78954
Hollywood Frame Gallery, 2427 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Juried and Invitational Exhibitions:
Tokyo International Quilt Festival, Japan (Largest Quilt Show in the World)
"Art in Fiber", Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Round Top, Texas
"Art for the Trees", benefit for Memorial Park, Houston, Texas
Houston International Quilt Festival, Two exhibits: "Silk" and "The Natural World"
"Everything in Between", Juried show at Braithwaite Gallery, Utah; Sold artwork
"Innovations by Design", Hollywood Frame Gallery Houston, Texas; Top seller
"Art in Fiber 2012", Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Round Top, Texas
Awarded Best of Show, "Focus on Fiber" Show, Betz Gallery in Houston, TX
Kingwood Area Quilt Guild, Kingwood, TX, Exhibitor & Vendor
International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, Exhibitor & Vendor
Artist as Quiltmaker XIV, Oberlin, Ohio; received Viewers Choice Award
Awarded Best of Show, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston,TX
Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX; Award Winner
18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
Quilt Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton, OH; Award Winner
Hollywood Gallery, Houston, TX; Sold several works
Archway Gallery, Houston, TX
"Tactile Architecture" Traveling Exhibit (Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; Portland, OR)
"Quilt Mania," Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
Won Pride of Dallas award at juried Dallas Quilt Show, Dallas, Texas
Williams Tower, Invitational Show, Houston, TX
"Quilt Mania," Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Taught fabric painting, printing, silkscreening, airbrushing, beading and machine embroidery classes at the
most prestigious show in the quilting industry, the International Quilt Festival, from the 1990's to 2010.
I continue to teach classes and workshops, both in my studio and at art and quilt guild venues.
My teaching has enabled me to travel throughout the USA and Japan.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Houston, TX
Associate Degree and continuing classes in Graphic Design; experienced in Photoshop
Participated in numerous printing & textile workshops with renowned teachers in the Fiber Arts field
Fiber Artists Of San Antonio, Texas
North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina
Dallas Quilt Show, Dallas, Texas
Interwoven, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas
President of Kings Forest Community Association from 2008-2013
For a printable Resume (WORD document), please click here.