Resume/Bio

I am very proud of my rather eclectic upbringing. I was born in Panama. My mother was from a family of English Coffee growers in Costa Rica and my father was a Civil Engineer whole family were some of the earliest settlers on the Western Slope of Colorado. Being raised in Albuquerque in the shadow of ancient pueblos and the atomic bomb (my father worked for AEC) with high school in Hawaii, I have always sought out the adventure. Art has always been an important part of my life especially anything to do with fibers and threads—I embroidered my tennis shoes at age 12 and have never looked back. Not only have I done my work but I have spent much of my time teaching my craft and owning 2 quilt shops to share my knowledge of the quilting world. In-between these activities, I have had great fun, with my husband, raising our three children in Alaska and working on a degree in Fine Art and a Masters in American Studies with a focus on Colorado History. I balance my interest in creating works of art with hiking, skiing, history research and travel. Life is great and I find that I produce work that reflects my view.

RESUME

2016-GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION, A NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION

2016-SAQA(Studio Art Quilt Associates)-ABOVE AND BEYOND

2015-THE NATURAL WORLD: A FRAGILE HARMONY-Durango Arts Center, Best of Show

2015-DENVER NATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL

2015-39TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Durango Arts Center

2015-CONNECTED BY A THREAD-Assistant Co-Curator

2014-3RD BIENNIAL EVOLUTIONS QUILT CHALLENGE-Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

2014-ENDURING WILDERNESS-Durango Arts Center

2014-38th ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION-Durango Arts Center-2nd Best in Show

2014-QUILT COLORADO 2014 QUILT SHOW-Teacher’s Choice Award

2014-SMALL VISION, BIG VOICE-SAQA/Tactile Arts Center

2013-37TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT-Durango Arts Center

2013-DENVER NATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL