As you move through life, the important things that really matter are family, home and living in an area that is a safe haven. Celebrate peace and the opportunity for caring for others as you move through the world each day.
Personal growth and satisfying the urge to MAKE ART! are all important. Sharing what you create with the world is always the very best part of a walk through your life!
Profile and Exhibition of Artwork
Professional Instructional and Development experience:
Twenty two years an Instructor with the St. Lawrence College Textile and Arts Programs, including the three years I taught classes while working with Lori Crossley and Programming Staff as I developed and presented original program development plan and course outlines for the Fibre Arts, Textile Design Certificate Program at the Brockville and Kingston Campuses.
Over thirty years of Instruction as a Fibre Arts and Quilting Instructor, traveling widely across Canada, the US and the UK delivering courses in week long, and one, two and five-day formats.
Owner/Director of the FIBREWORKS Kingston Weekend Workshops Program since 2015 and Administrative Assistant and Instructor for same since 1996.
Coordination, hiring and supervision of classroom Instructors from Canada and the US as well as International Instructors for the FIBREWORKS Program.
Permanent Collections – Textile Artwork and Designs on Cloth
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky
International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Collection of the International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Selected Juried Exhibitions
More than 20 juried exhibitions since 1999, including ArtQuilt Elements; Form, Not Function; and Quilts=Art=Quilts, with artwork traveling to museums and art centers throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, and Ireland.
Area Exhibitions, Canada
Kingston Fibre Artists: Annual Exhibitions since 1996, Kingston, ON
Quinte Fibre Artists: Bi-Annual Exhibitions since 2011
CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists Exhibitions, 2009-2018 Wellington County Museum, Kitchener City Hall, Traveling THREADWORKS
SAQA, My Corner of the World
Touring Australia, Thunder Bay Museum and Stratford Perth Museum (Canada).
CATALOGS From more than 12 exhibits
MAGAZINES Art Quilt Collector
AUTHOR More than 15 articles appearing in magazines such as Quilting Arts Studio, Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal
Great Expectations Creativity Center, Quilts, Inc. LaGrange, TX
SAQA, My Corner of the World, CANADA; traveling exhibition; Studio Art Quilt Associates
Quilt Restoration and Conservator
Thirty years of providing Quilt Documentation/Conservation and Educational programming services for Arts and Quilt Guilds, groups and private individuals, private and corporate collectors and museums as the Director, Eastern Ontario Quilt Documentation Project.
Graduate work in textile design, typography, cartography and photography; Michigan State University and University of Michigan Arts Programs.
After coming to Canada in 1985, I have attended International Arts courses, classroom training in the fibre and textile arts over more than 30 years. I have enjoyed both participating and instructing in professional Arts Training programs including attendance at the annual Quilting By the Lake Courses at Schweinfurth Art Centre since 2005, Madelaine Island Arts School Summer School for the Arts, 2010-2017, ongoing participation in national level arts conference classroom training in the fibre arts in Canada and the US; and since 1996, have been an active trainee in Guild and Arts Group classes and participate often in the Arts St. Lawrence College Textile and creative Arts Programming.
I have also had the privilege of instructing in these programs and delivering guidance and training for multiple private and professional groups and organizations in the Arts Communities both here and abroad over the past thirty plus years.
Chair, Regional Grants Committee, Studio Art Quilt Associates, an International Textile Art Quilts Association 2018; Member, Strategic Planning Committee, SAQA 2018;
Board of Directors, Executive Committee, TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning 2015-2018; Marketing Committee, Surface Design Association; Past President, Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners, Kingston; Education and Workshops Chair for KHWS, 2018/2019; Past President, Canadian Quilters Association; Lifetime Member, Limestone Quilters Guild, Kingston, ON.
Exhibition Arts Involvement:
Marketing Committee, SURFACE DESIGN ASSOCIATION, International Fibre Arts Assn.
CHAIR, SAQA Regional Grants Committee; Member, Strategic Planning Committee; Alternate Regional Representative, Central Canada Region
Member, Kingston Fibre Artists, 1996-Present
Member, Quinte Fibre Artists, 2011 to Present
Member, CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists, 2009 - Present