About me

Face 12 x 12 2008

I am a quilt artist.

Over the years I have made many quilts in many different styles. 

Now I work in a series that is my own style.

I love abstraction. 

I love black and white. 

I love color. 

I love surprises.

In my former lives I have been a singer, a writer, a journalist, a creative director.

I feel like I’m just getting started.

Director’s Choice Award, Road to California 2020

Awards / Juried Shows

2021 Road@Home Online Show, “Precarious Times,” 2nd Place-What You Think You See

2020 Cotton Patch Quilters Home Guild, Bakersfield, CA, Biennial Show, “Boogie Brass Band,” Best of Show

2019, 2020 Road to California, Riverside, CA “Boogie Brass Band,” Director’s Choice Award

2019  International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, “Boogie Wonderland,” 2nd Place Fantasy/Whimsy category, “Boogie Brass Band,” Honorable Mention, Fantasy/Whimsy category

2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 Best of the Valley, Lindsay, CA, “Boogie Baby Grand, 1st Place, “Boogie Brass Band,” 1st Place Large/Modern category 2019, “Serenity 10: Early Light,” 1st Place, Large/Modern category 2017; “Serenity 2: Hidden Lake,” 1st Place, Large/Modern category and “Two Notes,” Judges Choice 2016

2018  Cottonpatch Quilters of Kern County, Bakersfield, CA, “Crop Circles II,” 1st Place, Modern, Quilting, “Crop Circles I,” 1st Place, Modern, Pieced, “Aperture,” 3rd Place, Modern, Pieced

2017-18  Quilts Art Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, “Crop Circles I”


2017  Art Quilts of California “Serenity 2, Hidden Lake” at California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, Ca; Fox Theater,  Turlock, CA,

2016 – 2019  Concrete and Grasslands Traveling Exhibition “The Country” at Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grant’s Pass, OR: June 1 – July 29, 2016, 9th Asia Quilt Festival, Shanghai, China: September 22 – 24, 2017, The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, London, UK: March 1- 4, 2018, Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK: August 9 -12, 2018, Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London, UK: October 11-14, 2018, Knitting & Stitching Show: Harrogate, UK: November 22-25, 2018

2014-15 Oasis “Serenity 1: Oasis” at Palm Springs, CA, Pacific International Quilt Festival, CA

2014 Shades of Passion “Blue Immersion” and “Blue Cogs” at Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, CA, CA

2012 Portraits “Faces 1” at Liberty Arts Gallery, Yreka, CA

2011 Pain, Let Me Live National Pain Foundation, event and video artwork, Golden, CO

2010 IC Hurts, Interstitial Cystitis Association, permanent exhibit, Rockville, MD

2008 Fragments, “Face 2,” Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2003 Sacred Threads, “Take the Steps,” Columbus, OH


2021 Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos, Sandra Sider, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

2016-17 A Sharp Piece of Awesome, Magazine, Taft College, CA

2015  1000 Art Quilt Inspirations, Sandra Sider, Quarto Publications

2011 Voices of Pain, National Pain Foundation, “My Pain”

2010 IC Hurts, Interstitial Cystitis Association, quarterly publication, cover, winter edition