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I am a quilt artist. I create quilts that draw from traditional American quilting patterns, but feature contemporary images manipulated through my training in art and architecture. Through quilting I investigate American ideas of nostalgia, function, and craft. My work has been shown in national quilt shows, as well as contemporary art galleries.

I am creating new work for an upcoming solo exhibition in New York. The show is in October and will feature twelve new works. I am requesting funding for the raw materials (thread, fabric, batting). The exhibition space and opening are being arranged through Jan Larsen Gallery. This funding for materials would allow me to fully engage with the functional nature of the medium and realize the show at the scale I envisioned.

This exhibition engages the histories of art and quilting, with figures drawn from American paintings and background motifs in traditional quilting patterns. Backgrounds for these images are constructed from used clothing (courtesy of Wearable Collections), while foreground figures are created from carefully selected gradients of quilting fabric. This process of accumulation and layering offers a transformation of the traditional method of quilting, but also resonates with the ideas banding about in contemporary discourse on resources. I want the exhibition to be an opportunity for people to reexamine the issues of comfort and waste, nostalgia and function, and art and craft.
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    You will receive a thank you email and an email invitation to the show.

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    You will receive an exclusive embroidered patch of the show’s logo -- a perfect addition to your letterjacket, cub scout uniform, or refrigerator.

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    You will receive a signed mini quilt, constructed from a quilt square from the show.

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    You will receive a signed 15” quilt representing a traditional quilt pattern.

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    You will receive a signed 15” personalized quilt – you send me an inspirational photograph, and your dog, your skateboard, or your favorite food will be immortalized in cloth and thread.

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    Your choice: a queen sized quilt for your bed OR a sneak peak of the show, a walk through with the artist and a bbq lunch.

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