tiny stitches, big dream
Every quilt is a gift to the world. For the maker, it’s a creative meditation. For the receiver, it’s usually awe. In every way, quilting is a profound and positive activity.
My big dream is to see the Northwest recognized as a major quilting center in the US. Ultimately that will take aligning people, resources and perceptions.
I import vintage Japanese textiles that I sell to quilters, sewing gals and textile lovers. It’s great to connect with others as they discover these remarkable hand-dyed fabrics.
Today the heart of Okan Arts, my design studio and micro yukata cotton shop, resides in my Seattle home.
my quilting work includes:
- making artisan quilts
- working on an improv quilt book
- speaking at guilds and sharing my passion for yukata cottons
- leading workshops and retreats
- teaching classes that push quilters’ creative buttons
- Contemporary QuiltArt Association (CQA)
- La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
- Plymouth Piece Makers
- Seattle Modern Quilt Guild
- Studio Art Quilt Associates
- APWQ 2012 Regional Show, Tacoma WA
- Quilt Festival 2012-2014, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum WA
- Family Guy—First Place, Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt, La Conner Quilt Festival 2013
museum group shows
- Best of Fest, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, Fall 2013
- Revealing The Hidden, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, Spring 2015