You are involved in the Studio Art Quilt Association. Tell us about this group.
“I am the Iowa Representative of the Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA), an international group of fiber artists who promote Fiber Art by education, gallery exhibitions, and conferences. The most exciting thing they do is curate traveling exhibitions and actively promote our work to galleries. We have quite a few members in Iowa and the Midwest. I am also a member of the American Quilters Society (AQS).”
Where have you exhibited?
“My representational works and abstract work have been exhibited in several major and smaller art shows, such as American Quilter’s Society (AQS) Houston, AQS Des Moines, Iowa State Fair Fine Arts, traveling Studio Art Quilt shows , Fairfield Iowa, Marion Iowa, Grinnell, and currently at the Des Moines Botanical Gardens. I’ve had some pieces printed in quilt related magazines as well as national calendars.”
What type of work do you like to create, and how do you maintain your skills?
“I really enjoy pushing the medium and love to make bowls, jewelry, clothing, and quilts with unusual topics. I also create custom quilts of buildings based on photographs. I have taken numerous art and drawing classes, as well as Shibori classes, fabric painting classes, dyeing classes, etc. I am continuously exploring and learning new things from classes to participating in exhibits and interacting with other artists such as other SAQA and AQS members.”