I made my first quilt more than 30 years ago. Much of the time since then has been spent making traditional quilts which served to hone my technical skills. These quilts proved to be the perfect creative outlet for a stay at home mom of four. I had my first quilt published in a national quilting magazine in 1995. Since then I have had more than 40 of my works published in various quilting magazines.
In art quilting, I work toward using the techniques I have learned to produce something entirely new. The creation of these pieces is a means to explore an idea and the quilt itself becomes the culmination of discovery. Many pieces are records of spiritual growth and revelation. Sometimes one idea cannot be completed in a single quilt and a series is born.
It is not my desire to tell a complete story but to allow the viewer to draw their own conclusions. I hope that my work causes the viewer to stop and ponder, to wonder a bit, to ask questions, to see something meaningful beyond the surface. I believe a truly beautiful piece of art will not only capture the gaze but will stir the spirit as well.
I still make MANY traditional quilts and have been heading back into that direction again lately. I also enjoy the funky modern quilts that have appeared nearly everywhere the last few years.
I began long arm quiltinga few years back, mostly so I could complete more Quilts of Valor faster. I have a passion for covering our brave vets with hand made quilts.
I guess you could say, I like it all!
You can e-mail me at Sew4given AT aol DOT com.