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I was fortunate enough to be born into a very artistic family.  At a young age, I was taught by my parents and grandparents to draw, paint, sew, and do various other crafts.  As owners of a well-known live theater in Sacramento, California (JayRob Playhouse), my family allowed me to explore every aspect of theater arts, which in turn instilled a lifelong appreciation in all of the arts.

I was employed as a graphic artist as one of my first jobs and have used those skills throughout my life. During my children’s school years, I enjoyed teaching many different types of art in their classrooms such as drawing, painting, collage, tile mosaic, sewing, and landscape design.


One of my passions as an artist is to create art quilts because it allows me to incorporate many different types of media in my artwork.  I play with dyes, paints, beads, photographs, threads, and of course, fabrics such as cotton, batiks, and silk.  I would love for this type of art to be accepted and appreciated in main stream art galleries and this seems to be slowly happening with the help of organizations such as Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and Fiber Art Network.

SAQA’s mission is to promote art quilts through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.  As a member of SAQA, my quilts have been juried into exhibits at many venues including San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum, Blue Line Gallery (Roseville, CA), and international exhibits.  My “Angel of Silver” quilt was juried into the Celebrating Silver Exhibit (part of SAQA’s 25th anniversary celebration) and debuted at the Houston International Quilt Festival in October 2014.  The exhibit continued to travel for almost three years to major venues in the United States, England, China, and Australia. Since this initial success, I have enjoyed participating in several other international juried exhibitions that have been seen in publications, in person exhibits, and online.

I also enjoy doing acrylic painting, pine needle basketry, felting, crochet, and mixed media collages.  Having a variety of different art forms to play with keeps my mind sharp and racing with new ideas!  I am inspired to use all different fiber media along with traditional art supplies to inspire creativity and imagination. Please scroll down for a list of juried exhibitions and public experience.

Juried Exhibits:

  • “Pigments and Fibers” – 2021 SAQA Microscapes global exhibition.  Debuts October 28-31, 2021 at Houston International Quilt Festival.  Exhibition travels globally for 2-3 years.  Visit for purchase details and travel schedule.

  • “The Docent” – 2020 Virtual Quilt Festival,, December 2020 through March, 2021.  Excellence in Fibers VI, Fiber Art Now and New Bedford Art Museum, December 2020 through March, 2021, online exhibits only due to Covid, Blue Line Art Gallery, Roseville, CA, Member’s Show, summer 2018.

  • “A Cottage in the Woods” – 2020 Virtual Quilt Festival,, December 2020 through March, 2021. Blue Line Art Gallery Member’s Show, Roseville, CA, August, 2018

  • “Always Winter” – Season After Season, SAQA global exhibit, debuts January, 2019, Texas Quilt Museum.  Tours internationally for two years including in 2019 Texas, France, and Czech Republic.

  • “Deconstructed Quilt #6” – Blue Line Art Gallery Member’s Show, Roseville, CA, August 2017.

  • “Glacial River”- A Thread Runs Through It, Sew Original and Creative Expo, Reno, Nevada, June 21 – 24, 2017.

  • “Chester” – To The Touch, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA, March 3 – April 1, 2017

  • “Paint!” -  Inspirations II: Works from Northern California/Northern Nevada SAQA, San Jose Quilt Museum, San Jose, CA, May 5 – July 3, 2016.  Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA, October 7 – November 19, 2016.

  • “Angel of Silver” – Celebrating Silver: SAQA’s 25th Anniversary, venues (first SAQA exhibit to be displayed on four continents):

    • International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, October 30-November 2, 2014
      International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, March 2015
      Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, Portland, Oregon, August 2015
      St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah, September 12 through December 31, 2015
      Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Atlanta, GA, March 10, 11 & 12, 2016
      Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Lakeland, FL, March 17, 18 & 19, 2016
      Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Cleveland, OH, March 31, April 1 & 2, 2016
      Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Worcester, MA, April 7, 8 & 9, 2016
      America Quilts Expo Des Moines, IA, May 26, 27 & 28, 2016
      Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK in August 11-14, 2016
      8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China, September 23 – 25, 2016
      Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, Australia, November 3 – 6, 2016
      Hobart Craft & Quilt Fair, Hobart, Australia, February 17 – 19, 2017

  • “Angel of Silver” – International Quilt Festival special exhibit “Highlights From the Frank Klein Collection”, Houston, Texas, November 3-6, 2022.  Additional venues to be announced.

  • “Farm to Fork”- Northern California Inspirations, SAQA Northern CA/NV, San Jose Quilt Museum,  San Jose, CA, May 3 – July 20, 2014.

  •  “30 x 30” – 30 works of art in 30 days, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA – November 21 – December 28, 2013.

  •  “Autumn” – Layered and Stitched: Works from the Northern CA/Northern Nevada SAQA members, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA, June 6 – July 13, 2013.

 Non-juried Exhibits and Featured Artist:

  • “Glaciers”, Lottery For The Arts 2019, Honorable Mention, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA, March 2019.

  • “Red Bull”, SAQA Benefit Auction 2019, donated for fall 2019 online auction.

  • “Remnant Abstraction”, SAQA Benefit Auction 2018, donated for fall 2018 online auction.

  • Chico Art Center Open Studios Tour, October, 2018.  Showing various works at artist’s studio.

  • “Abstract Threads”, SAQA Benefit Auction, fall, 2018.

  • "Orange Pitcher" - Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA, August, 2017.

  • “Deconstructed Quilts #5 and #6”, donated to NorCal Center for Deafness Benefit Auction, spring, 2018.

  • "Birds in the Vineyard", Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA, 2017.

  • “Autumn Barn” – Annual Membership Show, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, January 6-27, 2017.

  • Featured Artist, Chico Art Center Gift Shop, Chico, CA, February, 2015.

  • Various artwork on display and for sale yearly at Chico Art Center, Chico, CA and Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.​


  • “Pigments and Fibers” – SAQA Microscape exhibit catalog 2021.

  • “The Docent” – Fiber Art Now, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Winter 2020/2021.  Excellence in Fibers, 2020.  Video presentation on Fiber Art Network Facebook and Instagram, 12/2020. Featured on New Bedford Museum website for Excellence in Fibers exhibit (virtual only due to Covid). Juried into online Houston International Quilt Festival, 2020 (virtual only due to Covid).

  • “Cottage in the Woods” – Houston International Quilt Festival, 2020 (virtual website only due to Covid).

  • "Always Winter" - Season After Season, exhibit catalog, January, 2019; featured in Dr. Sandra Sider’s lecture at Texas Quilt Museum, March, 2019 (video posted on

  • Chico Art Center 2018 Open Studio Tour catalog and online publicity.

  • “Paint” – SAQA Inspirations II, exhibit catalog, May, 2016.

  • “Angel of Silver” – Quilters Newsletter, August/September 2016, pg. 23, SAQA Celebrating Silver Catalog, 2014, and SAQA Quarterly, 2014. Also featured online at E-Quilter and “Go Tell It at the Quilt Show”, 2014 (video).

  •  “Farm to Fork” – SAQA Northern California Inspirations, exhibit catalog, 2014.

  • “Readers Challenge” – Quilting Arts Magazine:

    • “My Little Pet Peeves” – Greatest Pet Peeves Challenge, Issue 54, January, 2012, pg. 46-47.

    • “Irregardless” - Greatest Pet Peeves Challenge, Issue 54, January, 2012, pg. 52.

    • “Ode to Gaudi” – What If? Challenge, Issue 58, August/September 2012, pg. 73.

    • “Ode to Dali” - What If? Challenge, Issue 58, August/September 2012, online gallery.

    • “Snowball Juggling Reindeer” - Winter Wonderland, Quilting Arts Gift Edition, December, 2012. ​


  • Mixed Media Collage Class – Folsom CA Recreation/Art Center, April, 2020.

  • Mixed Media Art Class– seminar for teenage girls sponsored by Jennifer Pierce Photography, January, 2017.

  • Mixed Media Art Classes – various specialized art classes taught from 1991-2007, grades K-12, Chico and Sacramento area schools.

  • Landscape Design Classes – Paradise Charter Middle School, Spring Semester, 2003.

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