Artist's Statement

Reflecting the colours of every day life.

What people notice about my work are the bright colours and interesting details and textures. I enjoy reflecting every day life scenes, places, and spaces, showing the details of real people doing their thing. I love to share the beauty in anything vintage, gritty, weathered, and shabby.

In my design work, I design what I love, using bright colours, energy, and themes that I love and relate to myself.

2015

Kilby Plein Air Painting Festival
August 2015, Kilby BC
Second Place Finish
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Janome
On Loan Design Team Member sponsorhip, start: July 2015

Quilting Arts Magazine, August- September 2015
Reader’s Challenge, Birds of a Feather
Mini art quilt feature, page 44

You Inspire Me To Quilt, Projects from Top Modern Designers, Inspired by Everyday Life
by Cheryl Arkison
Pattern: Funky Bacon, page 24-33

Outdoor Painting Challenge, Opus Art Supplies, Langley, BC
Third Place finish
May 10, 2015

Wine & Art Walk, showing at Spruce Collective
Downtown Historic Abbotsford, BC
May 7, 2015

QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol.11, Summer 2015
Block Design: I <3 Sewing, page 35 Fabric Designs released with Robert Kaufman Fabrics: – Merry Stitchmas, July 2015 – 3 New collections TBA

QuiltCon 2015 “Lucky Day” quilt selected for show

2014

Fabric Designs released with Robert Kaufman Fabrics:
– Sewing Studio- collection

Creative Finds Holiday Market
South Surrey, BC
Vendor

Artisan Holiday Craft Fair
North Vancouver, BC
Vendor

Quilt!Knit! Stitch! Portland
Modern Metallic Special Exhibit- juried
“Rain” quilt selected for show
July 2014

Canadian Quilter’s Association National Juried Show
“Renegade Soundwave” quilt selected for show
June 2014

Canadian Quilter Magazine
Feature article
May/June 2014

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9, May 2014 issue
Block design published- block #834

Quilter’s Connection Magazine
“Block Party” quilt featured in Modern Quilting article
Spring 2014 issue

2013

Fabric Designs released with Robert Kaufman Fabrics:
– Retro Christmas

Artisan Holiday Craft Fair
North Vancouver, BC
Vendor

Launch of Made In Magazine

2012

Fabric Designs released with Robert Kaufman Fabrics:
– Friendly Seas – collection
– Merry Mermaids – collection

Artisan Holiday Craft Fair
North Vancouver, BC
Vendor

Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan Mixed Media Stitch, 2012
Featured in January/February 2012 issue

Studios Magazine- Studio Vignette feature- Spring 2012 issue
Page 126

Quilting Arts Magazine, Reader Challenge Finalist, Time Flies!
April/May issue, page 68

Ellison Lane Quilts Modern Mini Challenge, top 11 finish

Participant, the 4×6 Exchange 2, Arthouse Co-op, Brooklyn NY

Participant, the Jar Project, Arthouse Co-op, Brooklyn NY

Cloth Paper Scissors, May/June 2012, Mail art challenge, page 91

Cloth Paper Scissors, July/August 2012, Luggage tag challenge, page 85

The Fat Quarter Shop, the Jolly Jabber blog feature, July 2012

Timeless Treasures fabric: Stitch Star Contest, Quilts, Top 10 finish

Quilting Arts Gifts, 2012-13
Published pattern, Joy Pillow, page 36

First place, Quilting Category, Designer Style Challenge
CreativFestival, Toronto
http://csnf.com/blog/2012/10/designer-style-2012-winners-announced/Â

Top 10 Finish, Swarovski Create Your Style Art Quilt contest

2011-2012

Spoonflower.com Top 10 Indie Fabric Designer 2011

Fabric Designs released with Robert Kaufman Fabrics:
– Kona Modern Quilts – collection

Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan Mixed Media Stitch, 2012
Featured in January/February 2012 issue

Quilting Arts Gifts
Cover artist and pattern (p.76)

Granville Island Ferries, The Great Garbage Can Contest 2011
1st place, sold in auction for $250

West Coast Quilt and Fiber Art Challenge 2011
2nd Place, Art/Wall hangings

Project Selvage, Spoonflower & Michael Miller Fabrics
8th place

Downtown Abbotsford Business Association Art Walk
Showing at Quilt Essential Fabric

Participant, the Sketchbook Project, Arthouse Co-op, Brooklyn NY

2006-2010

Ladies Only, group show
The Tart Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2nd Annual Ladies First, group show
The Tart Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Low Brow on the High Seas, group show
The Tart Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Day of the Dead, group show
The Tart Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1994-2005

Member- Circle Craft, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Gallery Show: The Brother & Sister Act- furniture and mosaic art

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