I became a quilter in the year 2000. My journey began when I stumbled across a quilting program on television and was intrigued by what I saw. Initially, I used patterns for traditional-style blocks to make useable, functional quilts. A couple years later I got out my pencil and paper and began drafting and sketching my own designs. In late 2004, I entered my first quilt show. With that delightful experience, my quilting passion took a detour to wall art almost exclusively.
I enjoy working with bold colors and jewel tones for visual impact. I use high-quality, 100% cotton fabrics in my quilts. 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 embellishment. It may be as simple as enhancing the fabric with pigment inks to add color, shading, or detail; or more involved embellishing with beadwork, the application of Swarovski crystals, or the use of fabric manipulation to make dimensional elements that
are either pieced into or appliqued onto the surface of a piece.