Selected Resume

Selected Exhibits and Shows

2018       Visions Art Museum;  Quilts Japan Prize; Connections 2018: San Diego, California

2018       Quilt/Surface Design Symposium; Keynote speaker; Columbus, Ohio

2017      Connections Exhibit; State Street Art Gallery; Chicago, Illinois

2017     A Feast for the Eyes: Contemporary Quilts; Ohio Craft Museum; Columbus, Ohio

2017      In Death Exhibit; Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts; Cedarburg, Wisconsin

 2017     With These Hands; Ross Art Museum; Delaware, Ohio

 2017     Pathfinders:  New Territories Exhibition; A National Juried Art Exhibit;              Southern  Utah University; Cedar City, Utah

 2017    Artist-in-Residence; Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, Vermont

 2017     Curator’s Choice Award; Brooklyn Artists Waterfront Coalition; Recycle 2017 Exhibit; Brooklyn, New York.

2016      Artist-in-Residence; Nantucket School of Art & Design.

2016       Cunningham Children’s Home Festival of Quilts; Keynote speaker; Urbana, Illinois

2016      Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium; Curated by Dr.  Carolyn Mazloomi, NEA National Heritage Fellow; focus United Nations Declaration  of Human_Rights.

 2016      A Commitment to Peace, Love, and Social Justice: Quilt Tribute to Desmond and Leah Tutu; Michigan State University Museum; opening in Cape Town, Africa

2016       Quilting by the Lake; Keynote speaker; Syracuse, New York

2015     Two by Twenty; Studio Art Quilt Associates; Maastricht, Netherlands

2015     Around the Block:  Artists from Around the Block; Giertz Gallery at Parkland College; Champaign, Illinois

2015     Biennial Quad-State Exhibit; Quincy Art Center; Quincy, Illinois

2014    Art Quilts: Celebrating 25 Years of Quilt Surface Design Symposium; Riffe Gallery; Columbus, Ohio

2014     Boneyard Arts Festival, Museum of the Grand Prairie; Mahomet, Illinois

2014     Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013    Artist-in-Residence; Figure One Gallery; University of Illinois; Champaign, IL

2013    Quilt Surface Design Symposium; Ross Art Museum; Delaware, Ohio

2013    44; Evolve the Gallery; Sacramento, California

2012    Artist-in-Residence Exhibit; Mendocino Art Center; Mendocino, California

2012     Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack ObamaDuSable Museum of African American History; Chicago, Illinois

2012    Fresh: Oddfellows Gallery; Mendocino, California

2012    Front cover of Art Quilting Studio, Winter 2012Stampington Press; Los Angeles, California

2011    “Are We Losing the War Against Violence in Our Schools?” Art Quilts Year XVI: Something to SayChandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona

2011   Echo Squares;” Sense of Adventure Exhibit, sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates; International Quilt Festival; Houston, Texas

2011     Artist-in-Residence; Mendocino Arts Center; Mendocino, California

2011     Happiness: Quilted Expressions; Riffe Gallery; May-July 2011; Columbus, Ohio

2011    “Witness Trees;” Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopedic Advancements, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

2010     The Artist as Quiltmaker XIV;  Reclamation Red; Firelands Association for the Visual Arts; Oberlin, Ohio

2010     Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; International juried art exhibit; Morial Convention Center; New Orleans, Louisiana

2009-10     And Then There Was Hope:  Barak Obama QuiltJapan International Quilt Show; The Journey of Hope in America:  Quilts Inspired by Barak Obama; curated by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi; National Afro-American Museum; selected quilts opening in Yokohama, Japan; USA opening in Wilberforce, Ohio at the National Afro American Museum

2009      Art Design Collaborator for Ty Pennington’s special art project; Extreme Home Makeover, Season 7

2009      QSDS (Quilt Surface/Design Symposium) Faculty Exhibit; Columbus, Ohio

2009      A ‘Green Theme’; The Works Gallery; Newark, Ohio

2009      Signature Image for the Champaign County Boneyard Arts Festival; Champaign, Illinois

2008      eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopedics in Art; International juried art exhibit; Moscone West; San Francisco; Chicago Cultural Center; Chicago, Illinois

2008      Commission for Champaign County AIDS quilt; Greater Community Aids Project; Champaign, Illinois

2008      Invitational Art Quilt Exhibit; Ross Art Museum; Ohio Arts Council; Ohio Wesleyan University; Ohio

2007       National Small Art Quilt Works; Main Street Art Gallery; Groton, New York

2006      “A Single Garment of Destiny: Our Common Threads”  Commission for Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration; University of Illinois; Champaign, Illinois

2005      “Tuesday’s Child:  Does God Have Enough Hands?;” Former Ground Zero Headquarters, Trinity St. Paul’s Chapel; New York City, New York

2004      QUILTED SURFACE II; International Juried Exhibit; Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2004      Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie; The Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana

2004     The Art & Soul of Quilting; Anderson Arts Center; Kenosha, Wisconsin

2003     Quilt National International Exhibit; Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio

2003      Front cover of April issue of the American Journal of Nursing

2002     Arts in Embassies Program; sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Pakistan

2002     eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopedics in Art; International juried art exhibit; United Nations Building; New York City, New York

2001      Roots of Racism:  Ignorance & Fear; a national juried exhibit; Memphis, Tennessee

2000     Exit/Entrance Exhibit; Studio Art Quilt Associates; New Mexico State Capital Building; Albuquerque, New Mexico

1999      Regional Finalist for Illinois Women Artists of the Millennium; Chicago, Illinois

1997      Hanging By A Thread: Art Quilts on the Edge; Northern Arizona University Art Museum and Galleries; Flagstaff, Arizona

1996     Illinois Arts Grant Recipient; A daffodil quilt “Hope,” designed for the Carle Clinic Oncology Department in Urbana, Illinois; daffodils are the chosen flower of hope by the American Cancer Society; Urbana, Illinois

Private collections

Anchorage, AK
Arlington, Virginia
Braunschweig, Germany
Boulder, Colorado
Brooklyn, New York
Burlington, Vermont
Calgary, Canada
Cape San Blas, Florida
Champaign, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Dallas, Texas
Denver, Colorado
East Dundee, Illinois
Estes Park, Colorado
Evanston, IL
Iowa City, Iowa
Los Angeles, California
Long Island, New York
Lynchburg, Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin
Mendocino, California
Miami, Florida
Morrison, Illinois
Mount Lofty Range, South Australia
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Napa Valley, California
Newhall, CA
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York City, New York
Owen, Wisconsin
Paris, France
Peine, Germany
Prague, Russia
San Francisco, California
San Rafael, California
Santa Rosa, California
Sausalito, California
Seattle, WA
Sebastopol, California
Shalimar, Florida
Temuco, Chile
Toronto, Canada
Urbana, Illinois
Washington, D.C.
Woodside, CA

Public Collections

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Carle Clinic Cancer Center, Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

Mendocino Art Center; Mendocino, California

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Carle Clinic & Hospital, Urbana, Illinois

Circles Boutique, Champaign, Illinois

Good Friends Animal Hospital, Urbana, Illinois

I-Cyt Technology, Champaign, Illinois

Jacobsen Dermatology Clinic, Urbana, Illinois

National African-American Museum, Wilberforce, Ohio

Pride Chiropractic Clinic; Champaign, Illinois

St. Paul Trinity Church, New York City, New York/911 Memorial Museum

Trover Baptist Health, Madisonville, Kentucky

Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, Champaign, Illinois

Urbana High School, Urbana, Illinois

Wells & Wells Construction, Champaign, Illinois

Selected Publications

Professional Patchwork; Meine grobe Liebe Braunschweig; Germany; January 2017

Art Quilt Collector; SAQA; Issue No. 5; 2016.Quilting Arts Magazine; SAQA Gallery: Two by Twenty; Aug/Sept 2016.

Eagle Motifs in America; Susan E. Wildemuth; Schiffer Publishing; 2013.

Front cover of Art Quilting Studio, Stampington Press; Los Angeles; Winter 2012.

Contributing Editor; Studio Art Quilt Associates Winter Publication; 2010.

Art Quilts: A Celebration:  400 Stunning Contemporary Designs; Lark Books; 2005.

Prairie Art Gallery Productions: Eastern Illinois University; Charleston, Illinois; 2004.

Quilt National 2003:  The Best of Contemporary Quilts; Lark Books; 2003.

The Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear:  An Exhibition of Contemporary American Quilts; United States Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan; Arts in Embassies Program; 2003.

eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopedics in Art; Rosemont, Illinois; 2001

Exit/Entrance:  An Exhibition of Art Quilts Interpreting Our Departure From One Century and Entry Into Another; Studio Art Quilt Associates; 200.

Contributing Editor; Art/Quilt Magazine; Issue #6; Page 6; 1996