Recent Exhibits

My quilts have appeared in the following shows:

“Singin’ the Blues.” In the All You Need Is Love exhibition at Gallery Syre, Bellingham, WA, February-April 2023

“26 Hours 6 Minutes.” In the CQA’s Quilts Unlimited exhibition at the Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, WA, February 3-26, 2023

Parkinson Series. In the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation’s April Artists Gallery online exhibition, April 2021

Janet and Me

Janet and Me

“Janet and Me” and “Influences.” In the Fiber Optix Recent Works exhibition at the Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA, April-July 2020

“Match Sticks.” In the Studio ArtQuilt Association’s (SAQA’s) U.S. group show, Metamorphosis, at

  • AQS Quiltweek Fall, Paducah, KY, September 2019
  • AQS Quiltweek, Grand Rapids, MI, August 2019
  • Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, March 2019
  • Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, November 2018

“Sorok.” In the Contemporary Quilt/Art Association’s (CQA’s) Contemporãneo—Contemporary II, at

  • Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA, October 2018-January 2019
  • American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY, April 2018
  • American Quilters Society, Lancaster, PA, March 2018
  • American Quilters Society, Daytona Beach, FL, February-March 2018

“Seeing the Light.” In CQA’s select Light Show exhibition at the Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, TX, October-December, 2018

It's Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

“It’s Not Easy Being Green.” In SAQA’s U.S. group show, Wild Fabrications, at

  • Original Sewing & Quilt Expo: Lakeland, FL; Cleveland, OH; Arlington, TX; Raleigh, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Fredericksburg, VA; and Novi, MI, March-November 2018
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI, December 2017-February 2018
  • Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA, March-June 2017
  • Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC, October 2016–February 2017
  • George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, July-September 2016
  • International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, April 2016
  • Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX, January-March 2016
  • International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, October–November 2015
Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light

“Seeing the Light” and “Out on a Limb.” In Color Improvisations, at

  • Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, Ireland, November 2012
  • Alexandra Palace, London, England, October 2012
  • European Patentamt, Munich, Germany, September 2012
  • Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe am Rondellplatz, Karlsruhe, Germany, May–June 2011
  • Museum of Fine Art, Verona, Italy, March 2011
  • Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany, July–August 2010
  • European Quilt Festival, St. Marie aux Mines, Alsace, France, April–May 2010

“Sorok” and “Sorok dva.” In Chance Encounters, at the Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA, January-July, 2011



“Healing I,” “Let There Be Light,” and “The Waters of Heaven.” In

  • Rio Patchwork Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2011
  • São Paulo Patchwork Design, São Paulo, Brazil, June–July 2011

“It’s Not Easy Being Green” and “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep.” At the Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA, February 2011

“Let the Sunshine In” and “Autumn Leaves.” In From the Ground Up, at the Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library, Seattle, WA, December 2010–January 2011

“Anticipation,” “Hidden,” “Morning Mist,” “Reveal,” “Lavender,” “Ferns,” “Glacier,” “Canyon I,” Canyon II,” “Structure,” “InCircle,” “Again & Again,” “I Love a Parade,” “Red Sky at Morning – Sailor’s Warning,” “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees,” “Come to the Hills,” “Line Study I,” “Line Study II,” “Line Study III,” and six postcard quilts. In Women Who Dream Art, at Teague’s Interiors, Longview, WA, October 2010

“Square in a Square” and “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” In Alumni Artist Showcase, at WSU Vancouver, Vancouver, WA, June–August 2010

“Healing I.” In

  • Threads of Conversation, at University House, Issaquah, WA, March–July 2010
  • Works of Faith, at First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR, October 2009–January 2010
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

“Beauty Is Only Skin Deep.” In Beyond Convention, at

  • Harborview Hospital, Seattle, WA, April–June 2010
  • Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA, January–April 2010

“Healing II.” In Gifts of the Spirit, at First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR, January–March 2010

“Come to the Hills,” “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees” (honorable mention), and “Green Vessel” (third place award). In Green, at Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD, October 2009–February 2010

“Structure” and “InCircle.” In Beyond the Block, at Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA, November 2009–January 2010

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