I began sewing in grade school, and never met a piece of fabric that I didn’t start thinking about what could be made out of it. Sewing my own clothes soon became a way of life, through college, law school and life as a corporate attorney. Then, I discovered art quilting.
While I still make most of my own clothes, my days of making Chanel-style suits to wear to a Board of Directors meeting in New York City or an ensemble for a gala dinner are over. I still have the scraps from all those garments in my stash, however, and bits and pieces appear frequently in my art quilts. I like to play with fabric and thread in creating textile appliqués, using predominantly free motion embroidery techniques. I love making fiber art using color and texture to create three-dimensional landscapes.
After many years as a corporate attorney, including fifteen years as the general counsel of a research and development consortium, I now spend most of my time making fiber art.
I am Vice-President, Development for Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., the international organization dedicated to the art quilt and the artists who create them.
While actively practicing law, I served as Adjunct Professor for the University of Colorado School of Law, lecturing on Intellectual Property Law and have spoken nationally on topics relating to antitrust and technology-related legal matters. I have a special interest in copyright law as it applies to works of art. I am a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section Compliance and Ethics Committee.
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