2005 James R. Thompson First Place Award for Excellence in Craft, Illinois State Museum
2002 Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship
2000 James R. Thompson Merit Award, State of Illinois Artisans Program


2015 “Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project”, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
2015 “Square”, Textile Study Group of New York, Narthex Gallery, New York, NY
2014 “Water: A Universal Human Right”, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Robert Morris Univ., Chicago, IL
2013 “OBJECTIVE/SUBJECTIVE: Mapping as Visual Language, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL
2012 “Natural Connections”, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
2012 “Fiber Options 2012”, Honorable Mention, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
2011 “Element Flux”, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 “Fiber Focus 2011”, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2010 “Beyond Audubon”, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 “A Touch of the Poet”, Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL
2009 “Harmony”, Fitton Center, Hamilton, OH
2009 “Ethereal Fauna”, Tom Robinson Studio Gallery, Chicago, IL/ 2011 Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
2009 “Fiber Focus 2009”, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2009 “Collaborative Vision: The Poetic Dialogue Project”, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL;
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
2008 “Fabulous Fiber”, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
2008 “Focus: Fiber 2008”, Cleveland State University Art Gallery (presented by the Textile Art Alliance),
Cleveland, OH; St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY
2007 “The Acquisition Exhibition”, Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
2007 “Fiber Focus 2007”, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2007 Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2006 “Fiber in the Spirit of the Silk Road”, James R. Thompson State of Illinois Center, Chicago, IL
2005 “Celebration of American Crafts”, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2005 “Fiber Directions 2005”, Wichita Arts Center, Wichita, KS
2005 “Artists Choose Artists”, ARC, Chicago, IL
2004 “Art Connects: Contemporary Fiber”, Concordia University, River Forest, IL
2004 “Celebration of American Crafts”, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2004 “Art and Science”, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL
2004 “Crafts National 38”, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA
2003 “Saints and Sinners”, Artlink Global, Chicago, IL
2003 “Celebration of American Crafts”, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2003 “Small Works Quilt Exhibit”, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2003 “Flights of Imagination”, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2003 “Fiber Directions 2003”, Wichita Arts Center, Wichita, KS
2003 Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL
2003 “FACET: Contemporary Quilts and Textiles”, The Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumburg, IL
2003 “Fantastic Fibers: Against The Current”, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
2002 “Art and Nature”, Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, IL
2002 Illinois Artisan Program Exhibit, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL
2002 “Material Images”, Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Whittington, IL/ Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL
2002 Chicago Art Open, Third Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 “Artists Invite Artists”, A.R.C., Chicago, IL
2001 “Quilt National”, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH (travelling through 2003)
2001 “Chicago Art Scene”, The Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumburg, IL
2001 “Contemporary Quilt Design”, The Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumburg, IL
2000 Chicago Art Open, Third Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 “Narrative Portraits”, Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, KY
2000 “Quilted Landscapes”, The Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2000 “Crafts National 34”, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA




2015 Art Quilts of the Midwest, photos, profile, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA
2012 Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World, photos, Lark Crafts
2006 Fiberarts magazine, “Of Flora and Fauna”, profile, photos, Summer 2006
2004 Fiberarts Design Book 7, photos, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, New York, NY
2000 Art Scene, Chicago 2000, photos, statement, bio., Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Pub., Evanston, IL
1995 Fiberarts Design Book Five, photo, Lark Books
1995 Connecting Stitches, photo, Illinois State Museum
1992 My Patchwork Quilt in the World, Vol. 2, photo, Patchwork Quilt Tsusin Co., Tokyo
1983 Fiberarts Design Book II, photos, Lark Books


MASTER OF FINE ARTS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Fine Art, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio