2015 Melt wins third prize at Fiber Directions 2015, Wichita Center for the Arts, KS
2013 Coming Undone wins First Prize at the Cambridge Art Assoc exhibit Red
2013 Splash took Third Prize at the Surface Design Conference in San Antonio, TX
2011 SDA Award of Excellence, One Passion, Many Voices, New Bedford, MA Jane Dunnewold, juror
2010 HGA Award, Eye Dazzlers, Convergence, Albuquerque, NM, Wendy Weiss, juror
2010 Materials Hard & Soft, Juror's Award, Greater Denton Arts Council, TX, Jo Lauria, juror 
2009 Fiber Directions 2009, Wichita Center for the Arts, Best of Show, Jason Pollen, juror
2008 Mass Cultural Council local grant
2007 Fiberart International Directors' Award, Cost of War, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 Fiber Celebration, Non-functional Three Dimensional Honorable Mention, Greeley Museum, CO
1998 The Knitting Guild of America, Best of Show in Machine Knitting
1998 Niche Award Finalist
1993 The Philadelphia Craft Show, The Wilde Yarns Prize for Excellence in Fiber
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Goldstein Museum of Design, St. Paul, MN
The Kamm Collection
The American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
Private collections
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detail from Cost of War

Cost of War, winner of the Directors' Award at Fiberart International, Pittsburgh, PA 2007


I use a line as my medium.  As I turn a linear element into building blocks with form and function, texture and color; employing fiber techniques that more familiarly envelop our bodies, I am continuously fascinated by the seemingly endless and novel ways in which this looping can be used.  By moving the context of knitting from clothing geometry to sculpture, this becomes a medium that links to a rich and complex fiber tradition with the power of history behind it. 

Much of my work has been as a visceral response to the constant assault of unsettling news that pours out of the radio in my studio.  Since words alone fail to adequately express the dramatic impact of the stories about war and climate change which dominate the media, I seem to channel three dimensionally the imagery that forms in my head as I listen. 

I knit to rejoin the frayed and unraveled places around me.