Exhibits, Workshops and Lectures

Come see me at these events!


April 19, 2018 I’ll be speaking about my Aviation Quilts at Village Quilters in Catonsville, MD.

Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I will be part of the College Park Aviation Museum is excited for our Airmail Centennial Celebration happening this August. During the weekend of August 10th-12th, we will be celebrating the first airmail flights from College Park in highflying fashion!  Join us for a day of FREE hands on, interactive, and engaging activities at the College Park Aviation Museum and Airport! This event will give individuals of all ages the opportunity to experience a fun filled learning environment in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math as well as the aviation industry.

January 8-9, 2019 Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild, Baltimore, MD   Poison Bottle Lecture and Workshop


To book a lecture or workshop, please contact me via the contact tab above.

Lecture and demo at Annapolis, MD

Lecture and demo at Annapolis, MD

I prefer to visit groups within a three hour drive of Bowie, Maryland. I will consider overnight trips if accommodation is provided by your group. I charge $300 per trunk show or lecture and $500 per workshop, plus the Federal rate for mileage.

demonstrating at a quilt show

demonstrating at a quilt show








NEW! Quilts Inspired by College Park Aviation Museum-My first solo show consisted of 30 art quilts inspired by displays at the College Park Aviation Museum in College Park, MD. This airport is known as “The Field of Firsts” and is the oldest continuously operating airport in the world.  Lecture includes the history of this fascinating airport and museum.  Book now if you are interested!

Poison Bottle Quilt– Introduction to the quilt I designed, and the history of the featured poison bottles. Lecture only, with variations of the Poison Bottle Quilt and many unique ideas for embellishment.

Make the Poison Bottle Quilt-Full Day Workshop (six hours) in which I teach basic fusible applique techniques and various embellishment techniques used in my Poison Bottle Quilt. Embellishments include metal brads, Tsukineko fabric markers, Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks, Freezer paper stencils and easy beading. A table runner and a wall hanging are also available as six-hour workshop projects.

Contemporary Applique Design-trunk show of my work. See my innovative applique and unusual embellishments up close! I share stories of my goofy family and my quilting shenanigans.

How to Make your Quilt Labels More Interesting-trunk show and lecture. Put as much thought into designing your label as you do your quilt top, borders, and binding. I will share creative ideas, surprising materials, and some time-saving shortcuts.

The Kung Fu of Quilting  lecture/slide show. What the heck does kung fu have to do with quilting? I can help you understand the true meaning of “kung fu” and demonstrate that you probably already know some kung fu.

Using Magnets and Metal Brads on a Quilt-trunk show and lecture. I share several of my quilts in which I use metal brads and magnets. I demonstrate how and why they are used, and share tips on proper installation.

Poison Bottle Quilt

Poison Bottle Quilt

My professional experience is listed below. I hope you will invite me to visit your group! I love meeting quilters, they are the nicest people!

Demonstration, Public Speaking, and Teaching

2010-2015 Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild annual show, demonstrations and leading workshops

2012  June Quilter of the Month, Baltimore Applique Society, Fulton, MD

2013 Trunk show, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild, Bowie, MD

2013 Art Quilt Trunk show, Pax River Quilt Guild, Lexington Park, MD

2014 Demonstration of Hand Applique for BAS, Quilts By the Bay, Annapolis, MD

2015 Open Studios and Meet the Teacher, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

2015 Contemporary Applique Design, Baltimore Applique Society, Fulton, MD

2016 Creative Labels, Everybody’s Quilt Guild, Westminster, MD

2016 Lecture and Demonstrations at The Textile Museum at GWU Museum, Washington, DC

2016 Poison Bottles, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild, Bowie, MD

Selected Exhibitions

2013 Featured Quilter, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild show

2014 A is for Applique, special exhibit of Baltimore Applique Society, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton Roads, VA; Orange Lotus

2014 Tarnish: a Studio Art Quilt Associates regional exhibition, VisArts Gallery, Rockville, MD; Mental Blocks

2014 Festival of Quilt Art: HOME, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX and Chicago, IL; It’s Not the House

2014 What’s for Dinner? Special exhibit, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX and Chicago, IL; Not Half Bad

2015 Finalist, AQS Quiltweek, Lancaster, PA; Literary Lilies

2015 Judges’ Choice, Bayside Quilters Color Challenge; Fleeting Beauty

2015 Balancing Act: Studio Art Quilt Associates special exhibit; International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX and Chicago, IL; Centered

2015 Festival of Quilt Art: Celebrations special exhibit; International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX and Chicago, IL; Toothy Grin

2015 Finalist National Quilt Museum’s New Quilts from and Old Favorite-New York Beauty; Napenthes

2016 Maryland Quilts, Greenbelt Federal Courthouse, Greenbelt, MD; Celestial Spheres

2016 Art As Politics, Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC; Political Circus

2016 Alienation, The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA; Mental Blocks

2016 Patchwork Pundits Take on Politics, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO; Political Circus

2017 Flying Solo: Art Quilts Inspired by the College Park Aviation Museum, College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD

2017 Beauty in Pieces: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century, International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL; Political Circus

2017 Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince, Textile Center of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN; Distelfunk

2017 Sacred Threads, Herndon, VA; Fleeting Beauty


2012 Quilt Blocks Around the World by Debra Gabel; Around the World featured

2012-2015 Baltimore Applique Society Newsletter articles

2015 Balancing Act catalogue, produced by SAQA; Centered featured

2016 New Quilts From an Old Favorite-New York Beauty; Napenthes featured

2017 Flying Solo: Art Quilts Inspired by the College Park Aviation Museum; self-published catalog of my solo show

Professional Affiliations

2007-present Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild

2010-present Baltimore Applique Society

2011-present Studio Art Quilt Associates

2014-present SigSac critique group


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

1996 Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, with a Concentration in Studio Art

1996 Bachelor of Arts in French