Most of my childhood was spent in the small town of Quincy, MA. I was fortunate to have parents that encouraged my creativity. I started sewing as soon as I was old enough to be trusted with a needle and thread. If I was not sewing, I was drawing. I would draw on anything and everything – even the inside walls of all the closets were filled with my drawings. My family later moved to Florida where I attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, majoring in Interior Design. I worked for an architectural firm in Miami for 12 years. My years with the architectural firm taught me how important small details are to the overall design. This attention to detail has always remained with me, influencing my work today.
After many years of experimenting with a variety of artistic mediums, I discovered a way to combine my love of architecture and drawing into my art quilts. I think of my sewing machine as an extension of my paintbrush, combining painted canvas with multi layers of machine thread work to give each piece texture and the illusion of dimension.
My husband and I live in Maryville, Tennessee where I have a studio that I share with two cats.