My art expresses my love of fabric. Fabric has texture and depth that I can enhance with stitching.
I paint with fabric and thread to create representational landscapes of mountains and trees; abstract landscapes and geometric studies of color and shape.
I use any fabric or material I can sew (including scraps from couture garment sewing) in my art quilts. Free-motion machine stitching for turned-edge and raw-edge appliqué is my favorite technique. I make very limited use of fused appliqué because fusing flattens the fabric, destroying the depth I want to evoke. I also use free-motion stitching to “paint” with thread, adding highlights or shadows, and to “draw” with thread, adding details. Occasionally, a piece calls for hand stitching.
I have been sewing all of my life and started making art quilts in 2010 that mix garment fabrics, hand-painted and hand-dyed fabrics with commercial quilting cottons. My art quilts have been juried into Visions, Sacred Threads and Art Quilt Elements, as well as regional shows, and are in private collections throughout the United States.
"Aspen IV -- Sunny Day"
30 inches x 40 inches