I am a native Texan. I grew up in Bryan/College Station and moved to Huntsville, Texas to attend Sam Houston State University; where I received a BFA in studio art/ceramics and MA in drawing and printmaking. I grew up in a time when sewing was a necessity. Thankfully, my mother and grandmother were there to teach me how to sew and make my clothing through elementary and high school.
Through the years I realized that although I explored many different art media, I was always incorporating textiles into my work. Clay pieces typically featured fabric textures or seemed to transform to have the look of leather. Printmaking also featured textures derived from fiber. So, after a life changing event and many visits to the International Quilt Festival, I rediscovered working in cloth. Utilizing those early sewing skills, coupled with the visual art techniques and skills have given me the freedom to dive into working in cloth. Focusing on studio quilts instead of the more traditional quilt form has been an enjoyable experience.