My most recent redwork block. This is the Hawaiian Po’ouli, a honey creeper from the rainforests of Mount Haleakalā. Its story is an especially sad one, partly because it was gone so recently and there were frantic efforts to save it in recent years. Discovered in the 1970s, it was estimated then that there were 200 left in the wild. By 1997, there were only … Continue reading Redwork Quilt Block: The Hawaiian Po’ouli
BIG, BIG news. The Maryland State Arts Council has awarded me the MSAC Creativity Grant to support my redwork quilt project. I am over the moon! I feel this quilt is perhaps the most important thing I’ve undertaken as an artist. Its purpose goes so far beyond myself. So, I’m deeply honored and grateful to have received this grant. Specifically, this grant will support my … Continue reading MSAC Grant Support for My Redwork Quilt Project!
Announcing American Craft Made in Baltimore from March 3-5! I will have hoop embroideries for sale, patches, patterns, and more. Come see me in booth 832! Continue reading Join Me for American Craft Made Baltimore March 3-5!
My abstract work has always revolved around the idea of natural processes of metamorphosis and transformation. I was listening to music recently and found myself making these drawings of strange little floating entities. Then I tried to create them in stitch. Continue reading Embroidered wall-hanging, from sketches to finished product.
My new quilt in progress is a redwork quilt memorialising the 23 species listed as extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2021. I am learning about grief, hope, and joy through this intense process. Continue reading Extinct 23: A Redwork Quilt in Progress