December 28, 2016


When making each of the quilts that developed into my series about loss, I worked from compelling needs of my own; I had little thought of an audience.  But as others have seen the work, I have found out that it speaks to other people as well, and that is gratifying too.  I've recently received two requests to show my work, one in a museum, the other in a book.  I am grateful for this recognition, and the chance it provides for more people to see two of my quilts.

The museum:  The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts asked me to contribute one or two quilts to their upcoming exhibit on the theme "In Death", which will be on exhibit from July through December, 2017.  They left the choice of work up to me. I'm probably going to submit "Self-Portrait, Year 2: Beneath the Surface" and "Holiness."

The book:  I was also invited to include "Self-Portrait, Year 2" in a book being put together by the Modern Quilt Guild, featuring about 200 "modern" quilts made in this century; the book is scheduled to come out in February, 2018.

Thanks to all of you who have helped me in the journey to make this work.


  1. Wow!! I am so excited for you! If you will be visiting the show at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts and want a companion, I'm in.

  2. How absolutely wonderful. I know how much of yourself you put into your work. Many congratulations and BEST wishes for the New Year!!!!

  3. I'm so glad that these two avenues will allow more people to see your moving quilts and create dialogue and contemplation. It pulls more people onto the path with you on this journey, and that's a good thing, too.

  4. This is wonderful news. Your quilts are being sent into the world to heal.