“My design process starts with traditional quilting methods and attempts to elevate them to a higher art form. I find inspiration in historical periods of fashion and art ranging from ancient Egyptian, Byzantine, Victorian eras up to vintage 1950’s.
My approach is inherently intuitive, I attempt to capture random thoughts and incorporate them into a cohesive design concept. Once a project has begun, I tend to let the fabric speak to me, guiding me in my execution such that the surface motif forms itself. In addition to a strong sense of color and the incorporation of blending in my work, I enjoy unusual embellishment items and surface design methods.
Use of deconstructed pieces from discarded costume jewelry to create focal points within my designs are a favorite technique of mine. In this way I can transform something unwanted into beauty.”