I came to stitched paper work after pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing, when I was looking for a physical expression of my original poetry. This led me to study hand bookbinding at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. While studying bookbinding, and stitching books together by hand, I realized that it was possible to stitch into paper – a “eureka” moment that had me immediately hand stitching into my collage work. Hand work soon led to machine quilting through layers of paper.
By using collage techniques and combining them with bookbinding techniques and materials, quilting techniques, traditional fine art and craft techniques, and those of my own invention, I am able to create unusual and imaginative paper quilts.