Creating art out of fiber and stitch is my passion. In no other pursuit have I ever found the rewards and joy that I find in using textiles, thread, paint, beads, yarns, and whatever else inspires me to make an object of beauty to share with others.

My work is based in the quilting tradition of three layers stitched together, but the artistry of it goes far beyond the basic piecing of geometric shapes to create a bedcovering. You will see reflections of nature in my work as I live in a valley in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana surrounded by mountains, rivers, streams and my own garden. Color and texture inspire my work and they are my palette.

I write about what I am doing with my art and where I hope to go. I create, I write, I teach, I share and I think about my art and tell you about it all on the pages of my blog.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Solo Show Rescheduled

I just rescheduled my May solo show in Missoula, Montana to September of this year. That gives me time to create more new and innovative work for that show and hopefully have a cohesive collection of all new work.   I will also now have time to try to create a piece or two for a science and art show sponsored by Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, where my husband works.  My son is working on a painting for this show.  

The piece in my previous post, which is now titled "Chain Reaction", is now hanging in the Sophisticated Fiber show at River's Mist Gallery in Stevensville, Montana.  This show opened last Friday and is very beautiful.  If you live in this area it is worth stopping by to see the variety of fiber included in the show and how beautifully Gretchen Spiess (owner of the gallery) has displayed it.  

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