Current Projects (quasi blog)

Fall, 2018 – I’ve been commissioned by Bob and Donna Kelly to create a quilt for their historic property in Bee Tree, Swannanoa, called Spruce Chase, in the manner of the Gatherings quilt. It’ll take a few months, but, it’s going to be big, and fun!


January, 2018 – Happy New Year! My year is starting off right, by being asked by artist Juli Sibley to help her out with this year’s John C. Campbell Folkschool Fall Festival banner. One of my favorite people, one of my favorite places, and a terrific project.

And here’s the finished  banner, all done and delivered, ready for this year’s festival!

Speaking of, I’ll be teaching the ‘Fabrications’ class again this October at John C. Campbell Folk School. Please contact me via email if you have questions or are interested in taking the class.


Meantime, I’ve been asked to exhibit two quilts (Swannanoa String Band 1895, and Water Wheel, Berry College)  at Brigham City (Utah) Museum of Art and History’s 2018 International Art Quilt Invitational Exhibition this summer. Don’t know much about the show, but I’m thrilled for the honor. Photos from the show:


September, 2017 – The Chalk Cliffs quilt was delivered to the Hitchcock Woods Foundation to be raffled off in support of this wonderful nonprofit at their annual Festival of the Woods. Wonderful experience, to see one of my quilts on a stage!


October, 2017 – My class on ‘Fabrications’ at John C. Campbell Folk School was wonderful! I’ll be teaching it again in late October of 2018. See more info below.

New Years, 2017 – I’m looking forward to teaching my first class at John C. Campbell Folk School *, where I’ve been a regular student (and assistant teacher) for the past decade. One of my mentors, Marilyn Wall, asked me to teach her ‘Fabrications’ class for her in 2017. This is a ‘fusibles’ class, a technique which I don’t normally use in landscape quilts, but one that I find absolutely fascinating. I’m getting ready for the class by working on a series of fruits and vegetables (had a big garden last year . . . thinking a lot about produce these days). Here’s what my design wall looks like now  . . . lots of experiments in process!

img_0001* For those of you who’ve gotten here because you’re looking for more information about the class, each of the images you see here are layers of four or five fabrics, fused together. We’ll be working on a more simple system in the class, but the technique is the same. You can see more of my ‘fabrications’ on my ‘Fabrications’ page.


2016 update: Studio is up and running and is fantastic! Tom’s woodshop is finished, too, and he’s busy settling in. New dog Ben has learned the route between both workplaces and the house, so he’s making the rounds. I’ve completed two commissioned landscape quilts this year .  . . Check them out on the Landscapes page.


House – studio (mostly hidden) – Tom’s new shop, November 2016


I’ve haven’t been very productive in 2015 . . . we moved to Old Fort NC this year, ainside studio renond remodeled a glorified shack as my new (and totally wonderful!) studio space. Recently I’ve been honing my machine quilting skills. Hopefully I’ll have something to show for all of this early in outside


Love love love the new studio, overlooking the garden and ‘the bog’. Life out in the country is great! Soon Husband Tom will have his own workshop, too!

November 3, 2014 — Just finished  hanging a joint exhibit with fabric artist, good friend, and awesome musician Julia Weatherford at the Morganton Town Hall ‘Art in the Hall’ exhibit space. It will be up and available for viewing weekdays through the first of the year.  Here are a few shots of the show; the Town of Morganton has a whole bunch of really nice photos here.



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