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Exhibitions & Awards
Fall Color
MQX - Pacific Northwest 2013, First Place,
Small Wallhanging

Hope is the Thing
Lake Norman Quilters 2011 Show, Best of Show,
and First Place, Medium Art Quilt

Maximum Cat Nap
International Quit Festival – Houston 2011, Third Place, Art Quilt – Miniature

Freckles
International Quit Festival – Houston 2011, Finalist

Psychedelic Peacock
International Quit Market – Houston 2011

Blueberry Jam
Lake Norman Quilters 2011 Show, First Place, Medium Appliqué Quilt

Trouble in the Pumpkin Patch
Selected for the Quilting Arts 2012 Calendar
International Quilt Market – Houston2011

Purple Phalaenopsis
Selected for the cover of “The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection–Nature” by C&T Publishing, December 2010.
First Place, Orchid Art Show, Piedmont Orchid Society Show, 2010

Pink Petal Party
North Carolina Quilt Symposium 2010, Second Place, Large Bed Quilt/Other
2010 AQS – Paducah Semi-finalist
Lake Norman (NC) Quilters 2009 Show, Best of Show
and First Place, Small Bed, Quilted by Maker (Appliqué)

Candy Corn
Selected for the Quilting Arts 2011 Calendar

Coleus
“SAQA Frontiers: Art Meets Science” exhibiton, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 19-22, 2010; Pfizer, Inc., New York, New York, Sept. 16, 2010 - March 16, 2011; Visions Gallery, San Diego, Calif., January 1 - April 1, 2012; Global Health Odyssey Museum of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga. June 1 - Sept. 1, 2012.

Lepidoptera
“SAQA Frontiers: Art Meets Science” exhibiton, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 19-22, 2010; Pfizer, Inc., New York, New York, Sept. 16, 2010 - March 16, 2011; Visions Gallery, San Diego, Calif., January 1 - April 1, 2012; Global Health Odyssey Museum of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga. June 1 - Sept. 1, 2012.
Asheville (NC) Quilt Guild 2009 Show,
Merit Award for Outstanding Use of Color
Lake Norman (NC) Quilters 2009 Show, Best Machine Quilting
and Second Place, Art/Pictoral

Autumn’s Bounty
Selected for the Quilting Arts 2010 Calendar
Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2009
International Quilt Festival, 2009, Chicago, Ill.
International Quilt Festival, 2009, Houston, Texas

Citrus Slices
Selected for the cover of the Quilting Arts 2010 Calendar
Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2009
International Quilt Festival, 2009, Chicago, Ill.
International Quilt Festival, 2009, Houston, Texas

Bohemian Bouquet
Lake Norman (NC) Quilters 2009 Show, First Place,
Large Wall Art (Appliqué)

Running Deep
Journal Quilt Project II: Elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire;
International Quilt Market and Festival, Oct. 25-Nov. 2, 2008
International Quilt Festival in Chicago April 17-19, 2009
International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California, July 24-26, 2009

Home Planet
Selected for the Quilting Arts 2009 Calendar
Quilt Market, Portland, OR, 2008
International Quilt Festival, 2008, Houston, Texas

Teach Me to Hear Mermaids Singing
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nternational Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California, July 24-26, 2009
Vendsyssel Historiske Museum, Hjörring, Denmark, 2008
VSM Australia, Australia, 2008
Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2007
International Quilt Festival/Chicago, 2007
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, Great Britain, 2007
Huskvarna Fabriksmuseum, Huskvarna, Sweden, 2007
Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art “Imagine That!”,
International Quilt Market and Festival, Houston, 2006

Harbinger’s Hope
International Quilt Festival, “Quilts: A World of Beauty,”
2008, Houston, Texas
Denver (CO) National Quilt Festival, 2008
Quilt Market, Portland, OR, 2008
Charlotte (NC) Quilters Guild 2008 Show,
Best of Show, Best Use of Color
Lake Norman (NC) Quilters 2007 Show, Best of Show,
Best Machine Quilting
Barnful of Quilts, Waxhaw, NC, 2007
Asheville (NC) Quilt Guild 2007 Show, Third Place – Other Techniques
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2007,
Honorable Mention – Innovative

Gossamer
American Sewing Expo 2006, Detroit, MI, “Art of the Quilt,” Third Place
Barnful of Quilts, Waxhaw, NC 2007

The Bluest Eye
Barack Obama’s Columbus, OH headquarters, Feb. - Nov. 2008
Quilting Arts 2008 Calendar Competition,
Finalist and Judges’ Choice Award

Sunrise, Sunset
Charlotte Quilters (NC) Guild Show, 2006, Best of Show

Heart’s Desire
Mooresville (NC) Centerpiece Quilters Guild Show 2004, Best of Show

Group Exhibitions
An Exquisite Moment
currated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
for Dinner at Eight Artists.
International Quilt Festival – Long Beach 2013
International Quilt Festival – Houston 2013

ARTQUILTSfreezeframe
PAQA-South, Page Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC
Sept. 26-Oct. 20, 2013

Rituals
currated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
for Dinner at Eight Artists.
International Quilt Festival – Long Beach 2012
International Quilt Festival – Houston 2012
Open European Quilt Championship 2013

Animal House
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, Concord, NC
June 4-July 26, 2012.

The Space Between
currated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
for Dinner at Eight Artists.
International Quilt Festival – Long Beach 2011
International Quilt Festival – Houston 2011

Meadowood Stitched
with members of Fiber Art Options
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, NC
Oct. 1, 2011 – Nov. 14, 2011

SAQA Frontiers: Art Meets Science
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 19-22, 2010: Pfizer, Inc., New York, New York, Sept. 16, 2010 - March 16, 2011; Visions Gallery, San Diego, Calif., January 1 - April 1, 2012; Global Health Odyssey Museum of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga. June 1 - Sept. 1, 2012

Orchids: Sensuality Stitched
with members of Fiber Art Options
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, NC
Feb. 6, 2010 – March 14, 2010

Bibliography
American Quilter (September 2013) “How did you do that? The Making of Fall Color”
Quilting Arts Gifts
(2013/2014) Halloween Table Runner
International Quilt Festival/Quilt Scene (2013/2014)
Passport Cover
Machine Quilting Unlimited
(November/December 2013)
“Quilt Shows Down Under”
Machine Quilting Unlimited (May/June, 2013) “In the Studio”
Patchwork Professional (March 2013) “Interview with Step-by-Step Project”
Genetics in Medicine (January 2013) featured “Uncle Albert’s Reverie” on the cover
Notebook Covers (Craft Tree, March 2013)
Evening Bags (Craft Tree, March 2013)
Fun Home Accessories (Craft Tree, March 2013)
The Sketchbook Challenge: by Sue Bleiweiss (Potter Craft, 2012)
Quilting Arts Gifts
2011
Point, Click, Quilt! Turn Your Photos into Fabulous Fabric Art (C&T, 2011)
Modern Blocks
(C&T, 2011)
The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection: Architecture
(C&T, 2011)

2012 Quilting Arts Calendar
Quilt Art Engagement Calendar 2012
The Charlotte Observer, Lake Norman News
July 6, 2011 “She’s threading together a full life in quilting”
101 Patchwork Projects + Quilts
(Quilting Arts/Interweave, 2011)
The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection: Nature
(C&T, 2010)
Quilters Newsletter
, December 2010/January 2011

2011 Quilting Arts Calendar
Quilting Arts Gifts
2010
Easy Quilts
Fall 2010
In Stitches
eMagazine 2010
2010 Quilting Arts Calendar
SAQA Portfolio 17
Quilting Arts
magazine, Feb/March 2010, April/May 2010, June/July 2010, August/September 2010, October/November 2010, December 2010/January 2011
SAQA: Art Meets Science (exhibition catalog) 2010
Machine Quilting Unlimited
(article by Sarah Ann Smith) January 2010
Appliqué Petal Party (C&T Publishing) October 2009
2010 Quilting Arts Calendar
Q
uilt Scene magazine, October 2009
Cloth Paper Scissors Studios magazine, Fall 2009
Quilt magazine, February/March 2009
Quilting Arts Gifts 2008
2009 Quilting Arts Calendar
SAQA Portfolio 16
Quilting Arts
, August/September 2007
MasterPieces: Imagine That! (2006)
Lake Norman Magazine, “Sew appealing: Quilter’s workmanship
is pure artistry” (2005); “Nearly Famous” (2006)
The Charlotte Observer, 2007, 2006
The Mooresville Tribune, 2007, 2006, 2004
Lake Norman Navigator, 2007

Television, VidCasts and DVDs
Quilting Arts Workshop DVD “Fabulous Finishes: Seven Techniques for Binding, Facing, Framing & Hanging a Quilt” (2014)
Quilting Arts TV Series 1300 Episodes 1301, 1304, 1311 and 1313 (2014)
Quilting Arts Workshop DVD “Dynamic Quilt Design: Paint Meets Stitch” (2011)
Quilting Arts TV Series 900 Episodes 901, 904 and 907 (2011 - 2012)
Guest on “American Patchwork & Quilting Radio”
hosted by Pat Sloan, on Aug. 15, 2011
The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims (www.thequiltshow.com) Episode 901; debuted July 4, 2011
Guest on Mark Lipinski’s “Creative Mojo”
June 8, 2011
Quilting Arts Workshop DVD “Master Machine Quilting: Free-motion Stitching and Thread Sketching” (2010)
Quilting Arts TV Series 700 Episodes 703, 707 and 712 (2010 - 2011)
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uilting Arts TV Series 500 Episodes 501 and 513 (2009 - 2010)
Quilting Arts Workshop DVD “Master Machine Stitching: Thread Sketching Beyond the Basics” (2009)
Interviewed by Bonnie McCaffery Vidcast 42
Guest on Pat Sloan’s Creative Talk Radio March 8, 2010

Professional Memberships
Studio Art Quilt Associates (Professional Artist Member)
PAQA-South
International Association of Professional Quilters
Fiber Art Options (Charlotte area fiber artists)
American Quilters Society
International Quilt Association
Charlotte Quilters’ Guild
Lake Norman Quilters

Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. in Journalism, May 1994. Concentration in news/editorial,
graphic design and management.

Allegheny College, Meadville PA
B.A. in English, June 1985. Graduated cum laude with honors in English.
Alden Scholar (Dean’s list) all years.

St. Andrews University, Scotland
Junior year studies. Certificate of Merit in English.

Classes taken
Elly Sienkiewicz, 2012
Noriko Endo, 2011
Nancy Eha, 2011
Ruth Chandler, 2011
Jane LaFazio, 2011
Cynthia Corbin, 2010
Judy Coates Perez, 2009
Bonnie Sullivan, 2009
Janet Lasher, 2009
Jane Davila and Elin Waterston, 2009
Julia Pfaff, 2008
Rayna Gillman, 2008
Betty Blais, 2008
Linda Fiedler, 2008
SAQA Convention 2007
Sue Spargo, 2007
Laura Cater Woods, 2007
Bonnie McCaffery, 2005

Classes taught
House Rules, Joggles.com (November 2009)
Tyvek Explorations, Joggles.com (November 2008, August 2009, October 2010)
Numerous guild workshops (See Presentations and Workshops page for past and future workshops.)

Speaking engagements
See “schedule” on the Presentations and Workshops page.

Professional experience
President, Blue Moon River
2006 to present.
Quilt pattern design, teaching, and web design.

President, Black Cat Graphics
1988 to present.
Graphic design, illustration, writing, editing and public relations.

Page Designer, The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte NC, 1996 to 1998.
Graphic design, illustration.

Director of Communications, Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
Richmond VA, 1994 to 1996.
Graphic design, illustration, writing & editing.

Design Desk Editor, Lexington Herald-Leader
Lexington KY, 1990 to 1992.
Graphic design.

Publications Editor, Atlantic Mutual Companies
Murray Hill NJ, 1987 to 1988.
Writing, editing, managing publication production.

Communications Associate, Chase Manhattan Bank
New York NY, 1985 to 1987.
Writing, editing, managing publication production.