In my art quilts, I try to combine my art training in painting, my love of fabric and the tradition of American quilting. I unconsciously combine the loose, free feeling of abstract painting with the time consuming and controlled techniques of sewing and beading.
I started making small bead and fabric collages in 1978. The first fabrics I used were painted canvas and my father’s neckties. The first large quilt I made was in 1985, and I have been completely obsessed with making art quilts since then --- quilts both large and small but always for the wall. In June 2004.