I love making art quilts – anything goes and it’s all good. I have been making quilts for many years and am inspired by the fabrics I have in my hands and by experiences that bring me joy and make me giggle inside. Recently, I have been experimenting with fabric sculpture and using paint, dye, embroidery, beading and anything else I can stitch on the fabric to realize my ever-changing vision.

My recent awards and recognitions:

Deerstalker Hat Award presented by Lynne Wilcox!!

Surface Arts Association
Challenge: Reflections of the Silk Road
Oct. 2014
Second Place for “Heroes of the Silk Road”

San Fernando Valley Quilt Guild
“Quilting in the Valley” quilt show
May, 2015
3 pieces shown: “Mad Cows”,”Dreamscape” and “Girlfriends”

San Fernando Valley Arts Alliance
“Mad about Music, Arts, and Dance” Art Show
Jan. 2015
First place for “Dances of Girth” fabric sculpture

San Fernando Valley Arts Alliance
“Peace, Love and Understanding” Art Show
Feb. 2015
Best in show for “Love Birds”

Quilt Resume
* owned and operated a successful wholesale/retail quilt business: The Calico Kid in Encino and Tarzana (we taught classes, sold fabrics and supplies, sold quilts, made custom order quilts and other bed accessories; developed a pattern line that was sold internationally).

*was a speaker and taught classes at the South-Southwest quilt festival in Houston, Texas

*invitational participant in the Fairfield “Wearable Art” fashion show in Houston.

*wrote several quilting books for Gick Publishing and American School of Needlework that were distributed internationally

*wrote several patterns for V.I.P. fabric company that were distributed internationally.

*some of my work was shown at the Smithsonian Institute and Disneyland.

*Currently a member of Surface Art Association (one of my quilts was featured on the invitation to their quilt show), San Fernando Valley Quilt Guild and Extreme Quilters

*Some of my quilts were recently featured as a local artist in John Paul Thornton’s lecture series on Jewish Art.