new haven, missouri, United States
After careers in education and sales-a senior and artisan at last!
sewing,knitting,quilting,embroidery,art history,< international relations,reading mystery,PBS., a little manic about good English (ask my kids), nature and environmental issues,wine,family,music,travel HUMOR.
Skills and Techniques
apprentice to Master Quilter,taught quilting and design at community college, intermediate to advanced knitter,marketing experience with architectural firm and jewelry artists, group leader,published designer,studying designs and techniques of other cultures,friend, partner in local artisan gallery
Find me online @:
http://Silvertree Fiber Arts.com
Get to Know
I love color. I love design. I love decoration (but not bling). I love the look,texture,and colors of textiles and the threads that create them. I love to make up new ideas!.
I have sewn and knitted all my life,following a skilled mother and a father who worked for one of the big New England textile companies and who brought home samples! When I migrated to the Midwest and retired from teaching high school, I dove more deeply into textile arts and took up quilting,design,weaving and spinning, embroidery, dyeing. I\'ve taught these skills to community college classes and small groups. I\'ve administered two quilt shows. I\'ve studied art history and ethnic traditions. A number of my former students have become friends and we still meet to share the enthusiasm.
I have now taken the passion to another level and am participating in developing an arts district in our riverfront town. I show my work as an artisan in the gallery there and find inspiration in the work of the other artisans of the community.
Called "Springtime in the Vineyard" this piece hangs in my stairwell and represents the ambiance of my neighborhood:wine country. Heavily handquilted.
This handquilted,embroidered,appliqued pieced wall hanging is called "Down River from Here"
on a trip to Scotland-the glory of gardens
my daughter=favorite aunt