I call myself an art
quilter, I live in the southwest of Germany near the french border. My age is 53.
In recent years I have
participated in a number of quilt shows, e.g. in 2005 at the Hesse Museum in
Gaienhofen (Lake Constance/Germany) , in 2009 at the Textile Museum in St.
Gallen/Switzerland. I had a solo show at the Quilt and Textilkunst Gallery in
Munich at the end of 2010, and presently my work is part of the "Color
Improvisations" exhibit, curated by Nancy Crow.
This year 2011, I will
exhibit solo at the Birmingham Quilt Festival in August.
With regard to my quilts:
Since 2004, I have been interested in the topic of "Ornament and
Abstraction". The "ornament" refers to embroidery, the
"abstraction" to my freely cutting the fabric - without using
templates or similar - and the resulting forms. At present, I am quite
intensely working on both components, with the aim of expressing them perfectly
in my art quilts.
I’m teaching constantly in
Germany and Switzerland (at Bernina).
I’m member of the art quilt
group “Network Quilters”.
Together with the Amann
Group Mettler I designed a thread-color-wheel, which is very successful in