I have been working in some form of fiber art since I learned how to sew as a teenager. I never could draw or paint but I loved sewing and crafting. I taught myself how to weave after visiting the Folk Art Center in North Carolina. I fell in love with all the Appalachian Folk crafts too.
Currently, I am working in felting, weaving, indigo dyeing and art quilting.
Because of my crafting background, I experiment with mixed media pieces that include felted fiber, beads, machine stitching, quilting, hand stitching and found objects. I collect antique linens to include in some pieces also.
I love learning how to do new techniques and sharing with others. I recently retired to Summerville, SC. I have been offering workshops in felting.
I have had tremendous learning experiences at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts. I continue to challenge myself and to experiment in the fiber arts.
I am President of the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild in Charleston, SC. I have exhibited in the Palmetto Hands Exhibit for two years and have a woven piece in the traveling exhibit for 2018.
Palmetto Hands Traveling Exhibit 2018
Along the Spice Route, Textile Artists of Virginia. “Cumin”.
Inspired by the National Parks, Donna Desoto. “Moon Flower”.
Fly Me To the Moon, Susanne Miller Jones. “Craters in Color”.
Previous exhibitions: Virginia Tech School of Medicine Precision and Reach Exhibit, Floyd Quilt Show, Blue Ridge Quilt Festival, Asheville Quilt Show (3 years), Rockbridge Fair, South Carolina State Fair.
I am from Canfield, Ohio, and graduated from Youngstown State University.
My Masters is in Library Science from the University of South Carolina.
I happily retired after 25 years in education to pursue the colors in my heart.