My newest series of quilts are whimsical single frame stories featuring mostly female figures I call fashionistas with long limbs and knobby knees that invoke fashion illustration. They are a celebration and exploration of women and femininity.
Fabric and thread are my paint; the sewing machine is my paintbrush. My quilts have a strong connection to traditional quilting making in their construction with the sandwiching of three layers that are stitched together and broderie perse, a traditional style of applique when images from commercially printed fabric are cut and appliqued on to a background fabric. Since I do not use patterns to draw the images, each piece is unique.
I have a Certificate in Fashion Design and have been sewing ever since I could thread a needle. My quilts have been exhibited throughout the United States and published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, American Quilter and Patchwork Quilt Tsushin. I am the coauthor of Backart -- On the Flip Side.