Selected Exhibitions

2015 “Home Fires” solo show at Etui Fiber Arts, Larchmont, NY, February 2015

2015 “Temporary Safety” and “Exposed” in Privacy in America, a group show at McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA, February 2015

2014 “Zeitgeist” Best of Show at Art Quilt Elements 2014 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2013 “The Army Wife” installation at MacGuffey Art Center, Sarah Smith Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, September 2013

2013 “Absence II” and “Rooted VII: Aquifer” in fiber + fabric: art • craft • design at Craddock Terry Gallery in Lynchburg, VA, May – June, 2013

2013 “The Other Woman” in down to sleep, Essex Art Center, Lawrence MA, March 2013

2011/13 “The Army Wife” three art aprons juried into SAQA’s Beyond Comfort show at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, United Kingdom, August 2011 • Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, June – September, 2012 • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, January – March, 2013 • Texas A&M University, J. Wayne Stark Galleries, College Station, Texas, May – August, 2013

2012 “War Sucks” juried into Art Quilt Elements 2012 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2011/12 “War Sucks” juried into Art=Quilts=Art at the Schweinfurth Memorial Gallery, Albany, NY

2010/12 “Twelve by Twelve” group exhibitions at Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, Australia (April/May 2010); Gosford regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia (May/June 2010); Textile Art Festival, Queensland, Australia (June 2010); Craft & Quilt Fair, Hamilton & Christchurch, New Zealand (September 2010); Midsommer Quilting, Bath, England (April 2011); Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England (August 2011); IQF Houston, USA (November, 2011); IQF Cincinatti, USA (April 2012); and IQF Long Beach, USA (July, 2012); AQS, Grand Rapids, MI (August 2013); AQS, Des Moines, IA (October 2013)

2011 Common Threads group show at The Prescott College Art Gallery at the Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott, AZ featuring six quilts from the Impressions of Germany series

2010/11 “Hale’aina” and “Rooted X” juried into IQF’s Tactile Architecture show in Houston, Cincinatti, and Long Beach, USA

2009/10 “Rooted VII: Aquifer” juried into IQF’s Tactile Architecture show in Houston, Chicago and Long Beach

2008 “Quiltstadt” and “Fliegenpilz II” exhibited at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England

2007 “Village Series II” juried into Art Quilts Lowell at The Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA

2006/2007 “Impressions of Germany“ solo show (1 December, 2006 – 12 February, 2007) Gallery Bourgeois Pig, Heidelberg, Germany

2006 World Quilt Competition, Second Place for Germany (“Am Rand des Omas Weizenfeld”)



“Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge”
Published by Lark Books, March 2011. Co-authored by Deborah Boschert, Gerrie Congdon, Helen L. Conway, Kirsten Duncan, Terry Grant, Diane Perin Hock, Francoise Jamart, Kristin La Flamme, Karen Rips, Brenda Gael Smith, Terri Stegmiller, and Nikki Wheeler.

In Stitches eMagazine:
Article on collage with three dimensional embellishment in Volume #4.


Professional Affiliations

Studio Art Quilt Associates

Surface Design Association

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA



2005/06/07 Studied with artists Sue Benner and Gerry Chase at Art Quilt Tahoe, California, and with artist Mirjam Pet-Jacobs at Main Quilt Festival in Germany.
1989 Received Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California.
1988 Spring semester as an exchange student at Parsons School of Design, New York.
1987 Painting and Art History courses at Parsons in Paris.


Employment History

2006—present: Self employed studio artist and occassional art quilting instructor. Teaching venues include: Patch & Work in Leipzig, Germany; Heidelberg Hearts & Castles Quilt Guild in Heidelberg, Germany; Hawaii Quilt Guild, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA.

2010—2012:  Contracted Art Instructor for Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation at Ho’ae’ae Park. Classes include various patchwork and quilting projects for adults.

June 2001—June 2008:  NAF Art Instructor for US Army communities. Quilting and Art Instructor to include classes such as: Introduction to Quilting, Block of the Month, Paper Piecing, and various other patchwork and sewing projects for adults, plus papermaking, book arts, and simple patchwork for school age children.

April 1997—September 2004:  Various volunteer projects for US Army communities

September 1989—April 1997:  Worked as a graphic designer in Los Angeles, California and Washington, DC.