My Bio

 Duke Ellington Fabric Art                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hi, I have been quilting for 15 years and began as a traditional quilter.  Early in my career, I was drawn to bright colors and used those, instead of the calicos and muted colors.  In using jewel toned and bright colors, my quilts suddenly came alive, even though, I was using the same commercial quilting patterns. Other quilters started calling my quilt  "interesting, but not my style".  I pushed forward and started doing Colour Wash or Water Color Quilts with florals. This was working with cutting 2 1/2 inch squares to form any pattern by using color values and sewing them together.

In 2002, I began to read and take classes in Quilted Photography.  This is making quilts from photographs and I mainly used close cropped photos.  The process is scanning a photograph and using a software program to create a pattern.  Seven years later, I am still passsionate about my Art Quilts and I am always working on another image.

During the past year, I have become interested in all sorts of art quilts and have learned quite a bit about using different techniques.  I love buying all sorts of mixed media, surface designs and particularly, photo art quilt books. My mind is open to learning as much as I can and have a lot of fun trying out new ideas. Thanks for visiting.





  • 28 Oct 2011
  • Statue of Liberty in Houston!

    My photograph was accepted to be showcased in Houston for the International Quilt Festival, November 3-6, 2011!  The theme is Eye of the Quilter: Friendship.  My photograph is called Statue of Liberty: Friendship Between Two Nations.

    Today is The Statue of Liberty's 125th birthday.  She was a gift from France on October 28th, 1886.  It signifies "the Alliance of the two Nations in achieving the Independence of the United States and attests their abiding friendship".

    The photograph is an image of my quilt made with 1/4 inch strips and squares.  It took me 20 hours to fuse the strips to a background.  As it hangs on my wall it looks like a tapestry.  It was made especially for the exhibition.



  • 4 Feb 2010
  • Gandhi Fabric Mosaic Strip Quilt Finished

    You may need to stand away from your monitor for a clearer view. Thanks for looking.