I have been quilting since the beginning of 2010. I was very excited to have discovered this medium. I am an ASID Interior Designer, photographer and goldsmith. Now I have added Art Quilting to my repertoire, and was unanimously awarded PAM status with the elite studio arts associates organization in 2013.
I utilize free motion embroidery in most of my art quilts. I photograph a subject then print the image onto fabric. I then begin the process of covering the image in thread - thread painting. My images may have between 10 and 40 threads per subject. The process of blending the colors seamlessly together is quite exciting to me. I then will incorporate free motion quilting into the background of the piece as well as appliqué and many times trapunto, to create my photo quilts and portrait quilts.
My quilts range between one and three million stitches in the finished art quilt. My style of thread painting is very intense and the projects may take as long as 150 hours to complete.