Lake Murray State Park
September 15-17, 2017
Ever since I was a little girl I was always making something out of fabric.
I started doing fiber work at the age of eight making doll clothes and knitting. At the age of ten I started to do bead work and hand embroidery.
In high school I was lucky to have an art teacher with a fiber arts background who helped me to branch out and explore new materials. I developed my discipline for detail and the long hours that fiber art requires while working on those high school projects.
After high school I attended the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale majoring in fiber arts, studying under M. Joan Lintault. It was there that I was encouraged to explore even more techniques, materials, and ideas. I created the foundation of my style during these years, that is still recognizable in my work today.
During the past thirty five years I have received numerous awards and recognition for my work which has been exhibited in publications, TV, art fairs, galleries and private commissions all over the United States, Japan and Europe.
Today I make my home in beautiful southern Illinois, with my husband and my 4 legged kids.