Past & Present

introductory text to go here about Past & Present work

True Accounting

I’m Home

Lancaster / Winter

The first of a series of quilts commissioned by Hines Interests for a David Child skyscraper in Cincinnati. There are four sets, each on a different season, so the tenants of the building have a change in their view all year long. Each season reflects on a different aspect of the quilt tradition.nine separate framed units, totalling twelve feet square.mixed textile collage 

12′ x 12′ | 1992


This is a farewell to the collage technique I did for years, which became obsolete when the couching embroidery machine I used at a local factory was sold when the factory went under. The scrap from a decade of hangings became the compost for the last of the series.It is located in the White House Collection in Washington, DC. textile collage w/ couching 

3′ x 3′ | 1992

Peaceful Coexistence

A familiar theme, assembling fragments from previous works, creating dinner from available leftovers. This structure, and its wooden frame generated many a car payment.collage from couching, assembled, cut, reassembled, many times, quilted 

4′ x 6′ | ca 1990


One of the earliest full-size quilts, built the oddest way, by quilting two sections, then slicing them up and reassembling them. This was part of a series of four Elements, a theme I’ve used often since.mixed textiles, machine pieced and quilted hand-guided quilted collage 

6′ x 8′ | ca 1982

Illuminated Manuscript