i am a fiber artist.

I live in chicago, illinois, with my husband peter, and 6 year old daughter, poppy.

i studied art and history at the university of north florida, in jacksonville, and earned my BA there in 2003.

i am also a graduate of the parsons the new school for design, where i studied fashion design. i graduated from parsons in may 2006.

i am an avid thrifter, a lover of vintage fashion and home goods, particularly that which hails from the 1960s through to the 1980s.

in my spare time, i like to print/draw, sew (clothing, and quilts mostly), embroider, or knit/crochet until my limbs actually ache. i can't sit still; i'm always making *something*.

my artwork and fashion sense is influenced by: color theory, 20th century and contemporary art, musty old craft books from the 1970s, scandi and japanese design, and funky grandmothers everywhere. i have an unhealthy obsession with metallic gold, graffiti and the color yellow.

i'm a member of the chicago modern quilt guild.  from 2014 to 2016, i'm serving on CMQG board as the programming chairperson.

feel free to email me anytime with comments or questions.  thanks for stopping by!