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the latest news

I’m a BERNINA Ambassador!

I’m excited to announce that I’m now a BERNINA Ambassador. Soon, I’ll get to play on the BERNINA 770 QE! This is one of the versatile machines we have on the set of Quilting Arts TV, and I’m thrilled that I’ll now have the time to get to know its features intimately. Stay tuned; throughout the next year, I’ll be blogging about my experiences and progress, and I’ll share some projects and tips on, BERNINA USA’s blog.


I have an article in the April/May 2018 issue of Quilting Arts

Learn about using studio leftovers in your art quilts in my latest article for Quilting Arts magazine.  Shown are quilts I made that feature tidbits made from Mylar, Tyvek, polymer clay, melted CDs, buttons, embossed Angelina and Crystallina, Textiva, felted wool balls, embossed metal washers, and hand-dyed cheesecloth.

Quilting Arts TV

We shot Series 2200 of Quilting Arts TV in April; it will air on about 400 Public TV stations in the U.S. this summer. Check out my blog post for a sneak peek of what’s coming!


Series 2100 is airing now. Guests include Cindy Grisdela, Maggie Vanderweit, Heidi Proffetty, M.J. Kinman, Joyce Becker, Libby Williamson, Cindy Lohbeck, Luana Rubin, Vivika DeNegre, Pepper Cory, Enid Weichselbaum, Lisa Walton, Laurie Russman, Sherry Kleinman, Timna Tarr, Martha Wolfe, Malka Dubrawsky, and Jenny Lyon.

Want to buy?
Individual episodes – and entire series of Quilting Arts TV – are available here.


Threads of Resistance

My work “Poisonous Words” is featured in “Threads of Resistance,” an exhibition of fiber art protesting the Trump administration’s actions and policies on climate change, sexual assault, immigration, the refugee crisis, racism, and sexism. It is showing at 13 venues across the U.S. through 2018. You can view all the submitted artwork on the Threads of Resistance website. The exhibition catalog is available on for $20. The exhibition has been covered by American Craft magazine (August/September 2017; “Poisonous Words” was pictured) and Quilting Arts magazine (October/November 2017) as part of the craftivism movement. Many pieces from the show were featured in the March issue of the Australian magazine Textile Fibre Forum

Exhibition Schedule

July 11 - September 9, 2017

New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Opening reception: July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m.


October 12-15, 2017

Pacific International Quilt Festival  –
Mancuso Show Management

Santa Clara, CA


November 9-11, 2017

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Minneapolis, MN


December 9, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton, MA

Reception: Jan. 21


March 8-10, 2018

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Atlanta, GA


April 5-7, 2018

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Cleveland, OH


June 4-9, 2018

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Arlington, TX


July 18-20, 2018

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Raleigh, NC


August 3-24, 2018

Experience Fiber Art

The Wilder Building

Rochester, NY


September 13-16, 2018

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza –
Mancuso Show Management

Oaks, PA


October 4-6, 2018

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Fredericksburg, VA


October 15 - November 4, 2018

The Charlton Sewing Center

Charlton, MA


November 15-17, 2018

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Novi, MI