I am driven by the creative process and have a life long interest in fibers and textiles. As a child, I watched my aunt use bullion knots to transform purple floss into lilacs. This sparked my interest in textile art, and it was through the needle’s eye that I studied the role textiles play in cultures around the world.
I focused first on sewing and embroidery, gaining the skills that I apply today to other media. My creative urge soon led to a passion for hand weaving that allows me to enhance my chosen pattern by selecting the warp and weft, using either natural or hand-dyed fibers.
These skills led to commissions for liturgical paraments and vestments. My creative eye enables me to create visuals that enhance the worship experience while, at the same time, are appropriate for the architectural space.
Quilting combines almost everything I have learned and brings yet another dimension to my art. My quilts combine my self-dyed threads and fabric as well as hand embroidery. Also, I often use nontraditional materials, such as wire, yarns and paint.
My series of art quilts, Neptune’s Arabesque, reflects my love of the seashore as a place of joy and renewal. To accentuate various aspects of the sea and shore, I often incorporate cheesecloth, needle lace tulle, paper, paint, and shells.