awards and exhibitions


“Portraits: The Many Faces of Iowa Art Quilters”, Iowa Art Quilters, Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, IA

“Kites”, Iowa Art Quilters, Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield, IA

Featured Artist in Sew Iowa Magazine, June

“Fiber Artists of Iowa”, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA


Epiphany Altar Frontal, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, West Des Moines, IA

The Daily Palette, April 2018

Cathedral of St. Paul’s Art Show, June, 2018

IA Agriculture Art Exhibition, 3rd Place, State Historical Museum of Iowa, August-October 2018

CITA Challenge “Illumination”, DMAQG Show, September 2018

AQS Fall Paducah Show, September 2018

Concordia Seminary Library Gallery “The Cross is Our Theology”, St. Louis, MO, September 2018


Collaborative Advent Project at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, West Des Moines, IA

CITA Show of challenge quilts with the theme of “Just Three Layers”

Riverbend Art Show


“One Branch of the Family”, Sculpture Installation, Prayer Garden – Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, IA

“Small Works”, CITA Group Show, Winterset Art Center, Winterset, IA

Solo Show, Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield, IA

“Identity: An Art Exhibit”, Glen Eryie Castle, Colorado Springs, CO


Curate Worship, Covenant Christian Church, Urbandale, IA

“Cornstalks and Branches”, Solo Show, Frameworks Gallery, Johnston, IA

“Wings” An Interactive Advent Exhibit, Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, IA


River Bend House Tour Art Show, Des Moines, IA


Newton, Iowa Sculpture Festival

“Upper Story Wings Installation” – Lutheran Church; of Hope, West Des Moines, IA


“Wings”, Solo exhibition First Assembly of God, Des Moines, IA

“Wells = Crosses”, Group exhibit of crosses. Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, IA


“Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood”, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA

“Fiber Directions”, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS


“Contemporary Fibers III”, Heritage Art Gallery, Des Moines, IA


“Wings”, Solo Exhibit, Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, IA


“Contemporary Fiber”, Group Show, Olson-Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, IA


“Artstop” CITA (Central Iowa Textile Artists) Group Show. The Quilt Block, West Des Moines, IA

“Expressive Quilts” CITA (Central Iowa Textile Artists) Group Show, Ankeny Art Center, Ankeny, IA


“Quilt Show” CITA (Central Iowa Textile Artists) Group Show, Park Fair Mall, Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon for machine quilting on the Des Moines Area Quilt Quilt entry “Variety is the Spice of Life” raffle quilt.


“Quilt for Art Sake IV” Juried Show, Makeready Press Gallery, Montclair, NJ

“37th Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition” Juried Show, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA,


Des Moines Area Quilters Guild “Harvest of Quilts” Quilt Show, Altoona, IA “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” Bi-Annual Quilt Show, Central Florida Quilt Guild, Orlando, FL

“Quilts for Art Sake III” Juried Show, Makeready Press Gallery, Montclair, NJ


Member Juried Show, OVAL, Orlando, FL

“Fluid Fibers” Juried Show, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth GA


The 49th Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Vero Beach, FL


Second Place for Large Wall Pieced Category, “Constellations 2000” Quilt Show, Raleigh, NC


“Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival X”, Williamsburg, VA.

“Indiana Heritage Quilt Show”, Bloomington, IN.

“World Quilt & Textile”, Greensboro, NC


First Prize, Sculpture – “17th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition”, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan.

Performance Piece in collaboration with Shirley Jenkins and Dance Troupe “Strong Mind, Wild Horses,” Seattle, Washington.


“Work Out” – Two-Person Senior Show at Louisville School of Art Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.

“Women’s Invitational” – The Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, Kentucky.

“Fiber’s ‘83” – Louisville Art Gallery and Morris B. Belknap Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky. A two part regional invitational reviewed in The Courier-Journal, January 23, 1983.


“Pins and Needles” – Upper Gallery, Louisville School of Art, Solo Show.


Merit Award “Louisville Craftsmen’s Guild Annual Show” Stairways Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky


“Louisville Craftsmen’s Guild Annual Show” – Art Center Association, Louisville, Kentucky.

“Eight-State Crafts” – J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.


“Two Fiber Artists” – Jewish Community Center, Louisville, Kentucky. Traveled to Firehouse Gallery, Radcliff, Kentucky.

“Interweave ‘79” – Ingman Room Gallery, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

commission work

Wall Sculpture, Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, IA

Wall Quilt – Judy Christopher, Raleigh, NC

Fiber Art – Mary and Ralph Bicknell, West Olive, MI

Mural – Russell Knight Elementary School, Cherry Hill, NJ

Mural – Rita & Jim Whitty, Cherry Hill, NJ

Wall Quilt – Harvey & Judy Van Dam, West Olive, MI.

Mural and Wallpaper – Lynda & Tom Heisroth, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Fiber Art Works – Humana Hospital Audubon, Louisville, KY.

Logo/Banner – Council on Peacemaking and Religion, Lou., KY.

Wall Quilt – Steve Girko, Dallas, TX.

Ordination Vestments – Spencer Simrill, Louisville, KY.

Church Vestments – David Selzer, Louisville, KY.

Easter Banners, Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, KY

grant work

Two historic reproduction quilts for the Capital Quilt Guild on permanent display in the Farm Interpretation Center of Historic Oakview Park, Raleigh, NC, 2000