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About Me


native of Washington state, I've lived in California since arriving here as a bride in 1974. My husband, two sons and I moved to the desert over 30 years ago and, although I grew up surrounded by water and green, I've grown to love the more subtle beauty of this dry climate.

I brought my sewing machine to college with me and made my first quilt in my dorm room. Since discovering the joy of sewing "flat" things, I've never looked back!

After many years of working with fabric and thread, I rediscovered the fun of playing with all kinds of other materials, from messy paints and glues to beautiful papers and shiny metals, to plastic grocery bags and rusty bottle caps. I mix it all together, treat it with care, and end up with one-of-a-kind art for your wall, your coffee table, or to accessorize your wardrobe. These days, if it isn't fun, I don't want to do it! While I'm serious about my work, my work isn't serious.

Our sons are grown men now and have their own lives--which makes the time we spend with them even more precious. Barry and I are still married, still best friends, still disagree about almost everything except what movie to see--and wouldn't change a thing.


Sharing what I know is one of my greatest pleasures. I'm available in person an virtually.


Book me! Please see my Lectures/Workshops page to learn more.

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