About

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Hello!  I'm an artist living in beautiful Bend, Oregon.  I cannot pass a day without exploring my creativity.  I sketch, paint, knit, and sew by hand and machine. My work is influenced by animals, my environment, modern design, traditional quilts, and folk art.  Check out my Etsy shop to find original, affordable paintings and textile art.  Please consider signing up for my monthly newsletter and my journal.  You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

When not working in my home studio I may be found exploring with a camera and sketchbook in hand. I love to travel far and wide and have many new places on my bucket list as well as old favorites.  I am an animal lover and have a special fascination with birds.  You'll find realistic and fanciful versions of these creatures often show up in my art.  I even have a Master's degree in Avian Sciences, so it's something that runs deep.

I live with my husband, my adult son, our 12 year old pup, Scrabble, our parakeet, Max, and a fish named Mitchell.  I also have a grown daughter who's in grad school in California.  It's a busy life!

Awards

2017, Judge's Choice, QuiltCon, Savannah, GA
2016, Judge's Choice, Mid-Century Mod, QuiltFest Oasis, Palm Springs, CA
2016, 1st Place, Small Wall Quilts- First Entry in Paducah, AQS Paducah, KY
2016, 1st Place, Small Quilts, QuiltCon, Pasadena, CA
2015, 3rd Place, Mid-Century Modern Category, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA
2015, 1st Place, Wall Quilt- Modern Category, AQS Chattanooga, TN
2015, 2nd Place Modern Quilt Category, Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR

Featured Work

2017, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, Waiting for Sanity and Celia's Raven
2017, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA, Walking the Dogs and Wild Abandon
2017, Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century by the Modern Quilt Guild, Riane Menardi, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant, Waiting for Sanity and The Spectrum of the Ordinary
2017, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles group exhibit, Waiting for Sanity
2016, Modern Quilt Guild website article by Heather Grant, https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/what-modern-quilting, Fruity Star-Crossed Strings
2016, Modern Patchwork Magazine, Love in the Digital Age
2016, Simply Moderne Magazine, Modern Improv Sampler and The Spectrum of the Ordinary
2016, QuiltCon Magazine, Love in the Digital Age
2016, American Quilter's Society Magazine, Love in the Digital Age
2015, Quilting Arts Magazine, Smarter Than the Average Bird
2015, Free Range Triangle Quilts by Gwen Marston and Cathy Jones, Little Tree in the Big Snowy Woods, Aussie Medallion, High Country Winter
2015, 1000 Quilt Inspirations by Sandra Sider, The Moon Above Sees It All
2014, Minimal Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston, Minimal Purple and Iris Dreams
2014, The Men Behind the Quilts Calendar, Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Welcome to the Neighborhood collaborative quilt with The Undercover Quilters.
2013, Featured Quilter, Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, OR
2012, Changing the World: Quilts from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, The Volckening Collection
2012, Generation Q Magazine Summer 2012, Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative 10,000th quilt