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I am inspired by combinations of color and textures. Creating these combinations and encouraging them to play nicely together is like a puzzle that never ends. From a very early age I designed doll clothes by combining laces and different fabrics - it was never satisfying to use just one. The lushness of the Elizabethan court, pre-revolutionary France, and the anti-bellum South make my heart beat faster. Like a magpie, I want mass quantities of shinies, laces, ribbons, gems, and fabrics.

I taught myself to make quilts at about age 13, inspired by a quilt made by my great-great-grandmother. Designing patchwork taught me about blending, contrast, and how colors affect each other. I've continued sewing and quilting, as well as experimenting with every other fiberart I've run across. Training and working as a graphic artist for several enjoyable years taught me a great deal about…

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  • Born on June 7
  • Joined March 19, 2009

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fabric, yarn, lace, ribbons, paper, memories, blue skies, and gentle thoughts

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I am inspired by combinations of color and textures. Creating these combinations and encouraging them to play nicely together is like a puzzle that never ends. From a very early age I designed doll clothes by combining laces and different fabrics - it was never satisfying to use just one. The lushness of the Elizabethan court, pre-revolutionary France, and the anti-bellum South make my heart beat faster. Like a magpie, I want mass quantities of shinies, laces, ribbons, gems, and fabrics.

I taught myself to make quilts at about age 13, inspired by a quilt made by my great-great-grandmother. Designing patchwork taught me about blending, contrast, and how colors affect each other. I've continued sewing and quilting, as well as experimenting with every other fiberart I've run across. Training and working as a graphic artist for several enjoyable years taught me a great deal about composition and cemented my lifelong love of typeography.

Although I've dabbled in many different mediums, I still love the fiber arts the best. I think it's the tactile quality that makes the difference for me. The materials demand to be touched, to interact with the artist, and later, the viewer. While I have a tremendous appreciation for sculpture, glasswork, metalsmithing, working with these mediums just isn't as satisfying for me. I suppose those early experiments left me first, last, and always a fiber artist at heart!

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