I am an artist and painter, but I started out as a spinner, weaver, and dyer, and my fibre work exists in collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. I have also traveled extensively giving lectures and workshops at most of the major weaving and spinning fibre conferences. And I still have a weaving studio.
But I spend the majority of my life working with fabrics. I have written two books, both for C&T Publishing. My first, Off the Shelf Fabric Painting is available online at C&T’s website. My new book is Dancing Dragonfly Quilts, and is available at your local quilt store. If it isn’t, ask them, and I’m sure that they’ll be happy to get it for you.
I’ve been a guest artist twice on HGTV’s Simply Quilts, and I have designed 4 fabric lines and numerous quilt kits for RJR Fabrics. I now design fabrics for Northcott Silks.
I’m also a ‘cellist. I have a private ‘cello studio, and I teach ‘cello at Hamilton College. So, I live in two different worlds: music and art. Good thing I’m a workaholic!
I live in rural central New York State, and much of my work is about the inextricable link between people and the natural world, and the sheer joy of existing in such a fascinating environment.