Artist Statement

I love fabric, fashion and color! I always have.

Making a quilt is a sensory loaded experience. Through intimacy with the materials I allow the process to unfold. I find such joy in creating a unique piece of art; I get lost in the process, losing all sense of time, becoming completely absorbed in the moment.

Pablo Picasso said, “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” I find that to be a very accurate description of what inspires me as well.

I hope that you enjoy viewing the art in my galleries and I welcome your comments, as well as requests for commissioned art or the purchase of a special piece in my gallery that calls to you.


I welcome commissions. You may have a photo, sacred space, special fabric or desire for a special piece of art for your home that I can create as an art quilt for you. I will ask questions, receive photos or sketches, and work with you to understand what you have in mind. All of my work is original; I never make two identical pieces of art. I invite you to contact me to discuss your ideas.

Jumping William’s Cabin

William Nichols built this cabin in an Iowa field using repurposed materials. He lost his life while still a young man. His parents, Dick and Cindy Nichols, commissioned a commemorative piece of his sacred space. To honor his ingenuity, I only used the materials I had on hand in my studio.


In addition to creating original art, I also restore vintage quilts. If you have a quilt that grandma never finished, or has become worn, and needs some TLC, let me know.


I do not have any classes scheduled at this time. If you would be interested in taking a class, please contact me. I would be happy to custom design a class for you and your friends that focus on techniques I use in creating art quilts. Minimum class size of 4.

Chihuly Garden



24 x 20