MFA: Fiberarts; BS Art Education; Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


Professor of Art and Head of Fibers Program; Kutztown University; Kutztown, PA 1992-2011

Previous Teaching Positions:

North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina
Weber University; Ogden, Utah
Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, Virginia
Kent State University; Kent, Ohio


Visual Arts Fellowship in Crafts; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 2001, 1997

Kutztown University Research Grant 2009, 1999

PA State System of Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Grant 1996


An Exploration of Labyrinths, New Work by Ted Hallman; Fiberarts Magazine; Summer 2006

Silk Drawings by Akiko Kotani; Surface Design Journal; winter 2004

Poetry in a Steel Mill: Tapestries by Mildred T. Johnstone; Fiberarts Magazine; summer 2003


Lecture: Reuse, Recycle, ReCreate: Quilter’s Guilds in Milford, NJ and Bethlehem, PA, 2017-2019

Contemporary Art Quilts; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA 2014

My Work; Philadelphia Weavers Guild; 2014

My Work; Peters Valley School of Craft; Layton, NJ 2014, 2005, 2002

My Work; Art Quilt Network New York, 2010

Color Can’t Hurt You; Embroiderers Guild of Allentown, Allentown, PA 2010

Art Quilts of the 21st Century; International Quilt Festival; Houston, TX 2006

My Work; Allentown Art Museum Textile Club; Allentown PA 2005

Contemporary American Fiberart: Universidad del Azuay and Universidad de Cuenca; Cuenca, Ecuador 2004

The Art of Contemporary Quiltmaking; Reading, PA Public Museum 2004

Contemporary Needlework: Not Your Grandmother’s Sampler; Fiberart Guild of Pittsburgh, PA 2003

Invitational Lectures for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Speakers Program, 2002-2003:

Contemporary Art Quilts; Erie Art Museum, Chester Library, Newport Arts Council
Not Just Pretty Pictures: Today’s Needlearts; Lebanon Library, Allentown Art Museum

Guest Lecturer on Contemporary American Crafts; 1997:

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design; Birmingham, England
Glasgow School of Art; Glasgow, Scotland

A Serious But Irreverent View of Contemporary Art; Reading Public Museum; Reading, PA 1995


Quilt Workshop; FRIEDA Community, Philadelphia, PA

Peters Valley School of Craft; Layton, NJ

Experimental Quiltmaking 
Mixed Media Textile Surfaces
Textile Collage
Needlework: Basics and Beyond

Silkscreen Printed Fabric and Art Quilts; with Wendy Osterweil; Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Summer Intensive; Philadelphia, PA

Designing Quilts From Your Own Screenprinted Fabric; with Wendy Osterweil; Kutztown University

Summer Graduate Program

Mixed Media Textile Surfaces; with Kathleen Reider; Kutztown University Summer Graduate Program

Knotless Net Forms; Universidad del Azuay; Cuenca, Ecuador

Non-Traditional Needlework; Erie Art Museum; Erie, PA 

Non-Traditional Needlework; Fiberart Guild of Pittsburgh, PA 

Ideas: Creating New Ones by Unblocking the Ordinary, Convergence 98 Weavers Conference; Atlanta, GA

Non-Traditional Needlework; Reading Public Museum; Reading, PA 


(Photographs in Books, Exhibition Reviews of my work)

The Language of Making: Visual Voices from theTextile Study Group of New York

International Art Quilts: Abstracts and Geometrics; Shiffer Publishing

Hyperallergic Magazine, “Quirky Quilts Inspired by the Periodic Table”

The Easton, PA Irregular

Artists in Residence, photographs by Luke Wynn

FiberArt Now

Surface Design Journal

500 Baskets; Lark Books

Explorations in Art, Grades K-8; Davis Publications

Art Quilts, A Celebration; Lark Books 

Fiberarts Design Book; Volumes Two-Seven

El Mercurio; Cuenca, Ecuador

Fiberarts Magazine

Le Courrier Picard; Beauvais, France

Philadelphia Inquirer

Scholars; The State System of Higher Education

Easton, PA Express-Times

The Fray; collaborative embroidery and poetry chapbook; with Heather Thomas

The Best in Contemporary Quilts: Quilt National 1999; Lark Books

Fiberart International Exhibition 99 used my work on the invitation, website and banners

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship Recipients Catalog

American Craft Magazine

Diversity Exhibition catalogue; cover art

Baltimore Sun

Art Papers Journal

The Guild


Museum of Arts and Design; New York, New York

Lehigh Valley Health Care Network; Allentown, PA

Cardiac Specialists; Center for Advanced Health Care; Allentown, PA

Allentown Art Museum; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Music Department; Kutztown University; Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Lock Haven University; Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Carolina Power and Light; Raleigh, North Carolina

Howard & Green, L.L.P.; Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic; Raleigh, North Carolina

Bell Northern Research; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

St. Patrick Hospital; Missoula, Montana

First Interstate Bank; Salt Lake City, Utah

American Express Company; Salt Lake City, Utah

LaGrange College; LaGrange, Georgia

Phillips Gallery; Salt Lake City, Utah

Mesa United Bank; Grand Junction, Colorado

Richmond, Virginia Public Schools

numerous private collections

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