Originally from Southeastern Pennsylvania, I am a self-taught quilter and influenced by the traditional quilt patterns I saw as a child. My quilts are rooted in the simple beauty and utilitarian craftsmanship of traditional quilts and shaped in form and function by modern techniques.
I use quilts as objects and as storytellers. Using craft as a means of storytelling carries the weight of this historical context. The quilt making process strengthens my relationship between the material and this context while pushing the boundaries of traditional quilt making. I am fascinated by the essentials of the materials - the root of pattern, the push of geometry, and the joy of contrast. The quilt making process is intimate, tactile, repetitive - often becoming a meditation on itself. It is also a continually evolving process which allows me to tell stories, exploring place and identity, with the goal of connecting traditional craft and contemporary life.
Commissions are currently open.