I am an interior designer, quilling artist, and educator born in Chicago and raised in Johnsburg, IL. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and minor in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. My professional experience includes over 15 years of working on both commercial and residential design projects. I have also taught a variety of interior design courses both online and in-person as well as art appreciation.
My quilled artworks have been juried into several national group exhibitions, my landscape tapestry “Copper Hills” was a 2019 Etsy Design Award Finalist for Inventive Décor, and my artwork has been featured in Our State and What Women Create Magazines.
I reside in Cary, IL with my husband, three children, Bernie Doodle, and an ever-expanding flock of chickens.
Traditional paper quilling is a crafting technique that has been around since the Renaissance, it utilizes strips of folded, curled, and rolled paper that are glued to a substrate. In my work I remove that substrate and glue the quilled strips of paper (or denim!) to each other relying on the structural potential of quilling. I am greatly influence by and see a strong connection between my quilling practice and the more traditional fiber arts of lace, macrame, weaving as well as architectural ornamentation.