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New! I offer online lectures and workshops! I am now booking online lectures and workshops via Zoom. I’d love to visit with your guild! $250 for about 45-60 minute lectures. Six hour workshops are $550.
Contemporary Applique: My trunk show
Everyone gets a front row seat to see full views and up-close details shots of my art quilts and embellishments.
Poison Bottle Quilt
This lecture is an introduction to the quilt I designed, and the absolutely fascinating history of the featured poison bottles. I share many variations of the Poison Bottle Quilt and many unique ideas for embellishment. This lecture is great for September and October, leading up to Halloween, as I feature many Halloween prints.
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 marked 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.
Online Workshops Available via Zoom! I can accommodate 20 students per workshop for $500. Students must be able to download and print patterns at home.
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. Students can expect to make about 3-4 blocks during the workshop, which is enough to make table runner or a wall hanging. Or students may choose to complete all 12 blocks of the Poison Bottle Quilt. I will cover the quilt-as-you-go method I use to finish this quilt. Each student must purchase a set of patterns for $10 (50% discount from website price.) Students must be able to download and print the patterns at home.
What’s On Your Mind? Workshop
This full-day (six hours) 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 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. We will discuss options for finishing as a wall hanging, or how to expand into an entire quilt. I will provide a generic profile pattern for student use. Students must be able to download and print it at home. Or students may choose to use their own.
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!
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.
2019 Members’ Choice Award, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild, The Big Bang
2019 AQS Quiltweek-Spring Paducah, Paducah, KY; Political Circus
2019 Sacred Thread special exhibit Eye Contact; VA
2020 SAQA Regional exhibit Working With the Muse; Strathmore Mansion, MD; Insight
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
2017 Machine Quilting Unlimited; Fleeting Beauty
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