1. How do you describe yourself? Art quilter/retired art teacher/wife/mother/Pollyanna type person
2. What is your creative process? I rarely sketch. I get inspired by an idea, and just start ‘drawing’ with my scissors. I journal every morning and find this helps keep me focused and gets ideas flowing.
3. Describe your studio space. I am SO lucky to have a building next door to my home, with skylights, kitchen, office and a bathroom. With an adjoining pool and view of a pasture and lake. Not kidding. It’s wonderful. My husband gets one little corner for his golf clubs.
4. What's your signature style? I use a lot of fabrics from thrift store clothing. I adore pattern and am always alert to contrast. I mostly enjoy doing portraits and figures that tell a story. Much of my work is handwork. How long did it take you to find your style when you first started making art quilts? Right away! My first art quilt was a self-portrait with ruddy cheeks from hot flashes, and happy hands because I had just ordered a longarm quilting machine!
5. Are there artistic endeavors you are yet to do? Of course! I’m always looking at the work of the Masters for guidance.
6. Do you keep a sketchbook and/or journal? I do morning pages every day. When I taught high school art, I kept sketchbooks.
7. Being published is important to artists, so do you have any instructional dvd's, author of books, YouTube channel, have a website with other artists for collaborative projects? My website is at www.kquilt.com My blog is at http://kquilt.blogspot.com/
8. Do you teach? I taught traditional quilting classes for 21 years, public school Art for 32 years, and Art quilt classes for 6 years. I currently teach workshops for guilds (Landscape, Portrait, and Still life) Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Having your work in juried, invitationals, and solo shows is a great way to get your name out there. Where can people see your work? I have work in the SAQA exhibits: Food for Thought, Redirecting the Ordinary, and Piecing Together a Changing Planet