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Gift of Healing I: Penicillin

Silk fabric, cotton fabric, Tsukineko inks, aloe vera gel, cotton thread, copper wire, Misty Fuse, glue, crystals.Painted, appliqued, hand-guided machine quilted, sculpted fabric. 45 x 30 inches2021 Here Brigid, a healing deity, presents penicillium chrysogenum, the mold from which the antibiotic penicillin was cultivated. Although Brigid represents a symbolic idea […]

Pandemic Portraits I: Amy

Painted cotton fabric; commercial cotton prints; gold foil. Painted, appliqued, machine quilted.38” x 30” 2022 With the COVID19 pandemic came a focus on remote video conferencing and the curating of spaces for best presentation of self to the world. This personal visual curation parallels the formal painted portraits of the […]

Coffee Quest

Fabric – painted, appliqued, machine quilted Four friends gather around a table that is also a latte, in a mug displaying the Houston skyline. Around them, the names of Houston independent coffeeshops past and present reveal their city travels, with a border of latte art as seen over months of […]

We Can Quilt It!

Hand-painted silk; commercial cotton fabrics; machine pieced, appliqued, quilted. With nods to Gustav Klimt, to the Progressive Era, and all the women whose work in textiles went unacknowledged for centuries, this self-portrait looks to the future of textile art while showing reverence for the past. There are quilters going back […]


Fabric – appliqued, machine quilted  A classic view in Houston is that of bumper-to-bumper traffic framed by road construction.  The orange signs that warn of upcoming obstacles here warn of the neverending gridlock in our fair city. This quilt was part of the “Life in the Bayou City” exhibit at the […]