News and Updates

July 11, 2019

I’ve been remiss in posting updates!  But of all the things I’ve been working on, what I’m most excited about is learning how to use fiber-reactive dyes to paint fabric.  I took a class last fall with the fiber artist, Pat Pauly and fell in love with the results when p...

July 11, 2019

I'm looking forward to my second year of participating in the 29th annual Ithaca Artist Market!   Friday, July 19th is the date and, as in past years, it will take place at Steamboat Landing, location of the Ithaca Farmers’ Market.  Hours are 12 noon to 8:00....

August 23, 2018

Tompkins County is fabulous not only for the natural beauty that surrounds us, but is home to an abundance of talented artists.  I am delighted to have become part of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail where you can visit the studios of 40 local artists.  Open studio hours f...

July 28, 2018

A big thank you to all who stopped by my booth yesterday at the Ithaca Artist's Market!  It was my first time participating in this fabulous communtity of artists and I benefited so much from the input and energy that every visitor contributed.   I woke up this morning...

June 22, 2018

So excited to share that I will be among 70 visual artists participating in the 2018 Ithaca Artists Market!  I’ll be displaying my improvisational quilts and mixed-media collages, along with some table runners and a few other pieces for added variety....

March 6, 2018

For the first time, the Tompkins County Quilters Guild has produced a PDF book of their 2017 Traditions and Beyond show.  It is sharable, with permission, in its entirety:  http://www.tcqg.org/quilt-show.html  My work appears on pages 28, 34, and 37, along with the wor...

September 7, 2017

After a busy summer in which I fell woefully behind in posting updates, I’m happy to share that I will be the featured artist at Transformations Hair Salon in Ithaca!  (222 Elmira Road in the Ithaca Shopping Plaza.)  Please stop by and check out my work.  I’ll be displ...

May 11, 2017

Once again, I decided to take a completed project and give it a larger presence.  I took a 10" x 10" quilted mixed-media collage and decided to back it with a collaged and painted canvas.  Copy paper, Pellon interfacing, and a Bounce fabric sheet, combined with layers...

May 6, 2017

I’m increasingly interested in the boundaries between the foreground and background of a quilt.  Traditional quilts often have one or more borders of fabric that either serves as a solid frame or that add another design element.  Art quilts often lack a border altogeth...

May 2, 2017

In my continued journey to find ways to combine fabrics with paint and collage, I've begun to paint stretched canvas to use as a background frame on which to attach a smaller art quilt or mixed-media collage.  Here is my first such project.  The photo on the left shows...

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