I have to create. It can be home decor, drawing, sewing, inventing new uses for
things, or new ways to do things.
I first learned to sew on my mother's machine. I can still see where it was and
what I sewed. It was like magic-fast, amazing and a bit scary. From then on I was
hooked and have sewn almost everything our family has needed, short of
underwear and attaching buttons! (I have to draw the line somewhere!)
Since about 2000, I have developed Landscapes in Fabric into the creative business
it is today. I love the solitude of the the work time and interactions with people
who enjoy discussing the art process, and viewing my work. My work is currently
in shows put on by my quilt groups. I teach classes and enjoy give presentations
anywhere I am asked. Ironically, I was an elementary teacher for 35 years and at
the time, hated giving presentations! Now I love it!
For many years I only did raw edge applique and thread sketching/painting. I pride
myself in not using any paint or ink to enhance the images. (Ok, once in a while I
do write house numbers with a fine marker, but that's it.) Very recently I began to
create with synthetic felt. It stitches and melts very easily so it is a great medium for creating textures on my landscapes.
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Awards & Recognition
Honorable Mention, "Boats at Dawn", Peace River Quilters Show-2017
Honorable Mention, "Into the Sunset", Peace River Quilters Show-2017
Honorable Mention, "Tiki Hut", Peace River Quilters Show -2015
First Place Double Award for "Blue Winter" and "Glorious Everglades -2014
1st, 2nd and 3rd places in three different categories, Members Flower Challenge, Art Quilters Unlimited
Hirdie Girdie Gallery, Sanibel, FL Coop Gallery Member -2014
2nd Place "Everglades Avenue", Alliance for the Arts -2013
1st Place Mixed Media, "1800s Garden" 4th Annual Juried Arts Competition
Honorable Mention, "Lady Slipper" Hopkins Center for the Arts
Award of Excellence, "From Sea to Shining Sea", Hopkins Center for the Arts
"From Sea to Shining Sea" Freedom-The Fiber of our Nation, juried exhibit, Minneapolis Textile Center