Quilting is nearly a worldwide form of art in one way or another. I discovered it in the year 2000. My journey began when I inadvertently stumbled across a quilting program on television. Initially, I used patterns for traditional-style blocks to make useable, functional quilts. A couple years later I branched out and began drafting and creating my own original wall and pictorial quilts. In late 2004, I entered my first quilt show. After that delightful experience, I never looked back.
I love to work with bold colors and jewel tones for visual impact. I use high-quality 100% cotton fabrics in my quilts for sturdiness and longevity. Occasionally I will use 'specialty' fabrics to create specific design elements on the surface of a piece. For example, organza, tulle, velvet, sateen, etc.
One might notice that my quilts, in general, are diverse in appearance and style. I work according to inspiration and what interests me and will use whatever construction methods needed to create a piece.
The commonality in most of my work is the use of enhancement, embellishment, and/or 3-dimensional elements and layering. It may be as simple as enhancing the fabric with pigment inks to add color, shading, or detail; embellishing with beads or Swarovski crystals, or by using fabric manipulation in some way to make dimensional elements that are pieced into, or appliqued onto, the surface of a piece.