VERY pleased that one of my favorite works has been accepted into the FORM NOT FUNCTION exhibit at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana, from January 6 through March 3, 2012:

ALLELE -The Genome Project Series

and a detail 

I have combined both free-motion machine stitching and quilting with hand stitching on this piece, a technique which I have been using quite often.  The fabrics are the delectable African (Ghana) hand-dyed batiks on jacquard woven cotton cloth that I’ve used exclusively in this series inspired by the mapping of the human genome.  And the fabrics and this series has led me to another series which is dominating my current work, Organically Grown.  One good thing leads to another, it is a good life!  


VERY pleased to announce my work was juried into the Quilts+Art=Quilts 2011 exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.

This is a fabulous space and fine art center in a gorgeous part of our state just thirty miles south of Syracuse.  This is the third year I’ve tried for this exhibit and I guess THREE is the magic number.  The opening was the October 29 weekend, we had dinner at Rosalie’s Cucina, shopping in Skaneateles, brunch at Springside Inn and plenty of time to enjoy the HUGE exhibit of exemplary art quilts.

Photo is taken by good friend and art quilter Elaine Quehl, she sure made me and my work look GOOD…..and she loved my name tag and took a shot so I’ll include that here,too…


Too long since my last post, I’ve been BUSY!  Quick update here about what has been going on and some NEW developments in my artful endeavors….several months’ worth!

I loved my TOKEN QUILT idea so much that I made TWO MORE.

This one is donated to the Quilt Surface Design Symposium Scholarship Auction Fund in Columbus, Ohio in June.  I was the VERY lucky recipient of a scholarship this year, am taking a five day workshop with artist Fran Skiles.

I decided I needed a TOKEN [ART] QUILT for myself, so I made another….measures about 15″ square and will be hung in my living room…no photo available of this either…YET!

And while we are talking donations….I made a rather nice piece for donating to my guild Silent Auction at our annual quilt show in May.  This is entitled Serengeti Shadows and I’m proud to know that my good friend, Carolyn Cooney, purchased it for her personal collection.  This is an HONOR indeed as Carolyn is an incredibly talented quilt artist and winner of the NSQG BEST OF SHOW 2011 and BEST DESIGN for her incredible rendition in fiber of a walk in the forest…

More news coming in subsequent posts.


I made a work for Larkin Van Horn’s DEEP SPACES traveling exhibit, entries needed to be 18″ wide by 45″ high, without exception and exact.  I was very happy to learn that it is included in this excellent show of fiber works, both art quilts and vessels.  All the details of seeing it in person and purchasing the CD are here….read on!

Deep Spaces
A Textile and Mixed Media Exhibit

Curator Larkin Jean Van Horn selected the theme “Deep Spaces” following a conversation with friends about the limits of space and the photography from the Hubble telescope. While it was clear that textile art dealing with the cosmos would be an appealing exhibit, the title implied so much more. Artists interested in participating in the exhibit were encouraged to interpret the theme in any manner that suited them, and the entries were outstanding. The artists went deep into space, deep underground, deep under water, deep into the woods, canyons and prairies, and deep into the mysteries of the heart. Each artist worked in her own style, whether photorealism or pure abstraction or something in between. Holding all this wide variety together is a common size (18 inches wide by 45 inches long).

The task of choosing the fifty pieces in the exhibit from the hundred-plus submitted fell to Larkin and two other highly experienced textile artists, Debra Calkins and Anne Niles Davenport. For one of the venues (Latimer), Larkin also invited several artist friends to create three-dimensional works for an existing display case. In the final total, we have 58 works from 19 states and two international entries.

In line with Larkin’s desire to do good in the world wherever possible, a catalog has been created for this exhibit, and will be for sale in disk format, either at the exhibit venues or from the Deep Spaces website:, or in book form from Blurb: (A direct link will be available on when it is ready.) All proceeds from the sale of the catalogs will go to Doctors Without Borders


Dates and venues:

September 5 to November 6, 2011
Latimer Quilt and Textile Center
2105 Wilson River Loop Road – Tillamook, Oregon
Opening Reception: Sept. 11, 2011,  Noon to 4:00 pm
28 textile art and 8 special 3D pieces

October 20 to November 30, 2011
Edmonds Conference Center
201 Fourth Ave. N. – Edmonds, Washington
ArtsCrush Opening: Oct. 20, 2011, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Art Walk Opening: Nov. 17, 2011, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
22 textile art

January 10 to March 12, 2012
Sam Houston University Museum
19th St and Avenue N, Huntsville, Texas
Opening Reception:  January 19, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

March 28 to June 24, 2012
LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum
700 Second Street, La Conner, Washington
Opening Reception:  March 31, 2012, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Due to the limits of space, 28 of the fifty pieces, plus eight 3D pieces will be shown at the Latimer while the remaining 22 will hang in Edmonds. The full fifty pieces will be shown at the other venues.

For more information on locations and hours, see

My work is entitled DANTE’S BASSO LOCO.



The CD is stunning and well worth purchasing for your collection of art quilts and fiber art.  It is also a good cause.  Many thanks to Larkin and Van for once again pulling off a FABULOUS event!