ABOUT

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.

 

Current Exhibitions:

  • 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.

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