Come see me at these events!
September-November 2019 My quilt Distelfunk will be included in one of The Missouri Quilt Museum‘s inaugural exhibits. It’s currently on exhibit at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport.
To book a lecture or workshop, please contact me via the contact tab above.
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 $250 per trunk show or lecture and $500 per workshop, plus the Federal rate for mileage.
I am currently booking through the end of 2020.
NEW! What’s On Your Mind? Workshop
This full-day workshop is a great introduction to crazy quilting, and to art quilting in general.
Assemble a small bag of themed scraps to create a self-portrait. Show us what’s on YOUR mind!
I will present applique and embroidery techniques for both hand sewing and fusible/machine methods.
I will cover typical crazy quilt embellishments like buttons, beads, and charms. I will also demonstrate some non-traditional embellishments, like laminated fortune cookie fortunes, metal brads, and found objects.
Quilts Inspired by College Park Aviation Museum-My first solo show consisted of 32 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. August 2018 marks 100 years of Air Mail, which began at the CPAM. Lecture includes the history of this fascinating airport and museum, and the process by which I came to have a solo show at this Smithsonian Affiliate museum.
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!
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.
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 Bottle Quilt Workshop, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild, Bowie, MD
2018 College Park Aviation Quilts, Village Quilters, Catonsville, MD
2019 Baltimore Heritage Quilters’ Guild
2019 Poison Bottle Workshop at Spring Water Designs, Columbia, MD
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 Sacred Threads, Herndon, VA; Fleeting Beauty
2018 Members’ Choice Award, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild, Political Circus
2017-2019 Traveling exhibit Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince, Distelfunk. Textile Center of Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; WI Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art, Cedarburg, WI; inaugural exhibits at the Missouri Quilt Museum, Hamilton, MO.
2019 Members’ Choice Award, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild, The Big Bang
2019 AQS Quiltweek-Spring Paducah, Paducah, KY; Political Circus
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
2007-present Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild
2010-present Baltimore Applique Society
2011-present Studio Art Quilt Associates
2019-present Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
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