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EDUCATION

  • 1994-present
    • Workshops, lectures and retreats with many internationally acclaimed textile artists from Canada, Europe, United States, England, South Africa and Scandinavia
  • 2003
    • British City & Guilds Distance Learning in Stitched Textiles, 3 Modules
  • 1992-93
    • Diploma of Education, French as a Second Language & English as a Second Language,
      McGill University, Montreal
  • 1976-80
    • Honour BA, High Distinction, French and Canadian Literature, University of Toronto

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1997-Present
    • Textile Artist, Teacher and Lecturer: Workshops, lectures and trunk shows in many quilting techniques, machine quilting, colour theory, textile collage, fabric painting, felting, embroidery, silk fusion, and beading for shops, guilds, retreats, the Wellington County Museum and Archives 'Art in Elora’ program, the Haliburton School for the Arts, the Canadian Quilting Association and the National Creative Festival
  • 2004-06
    • Immersion Teacher, Upper Grand District School Board, Guelph
  • 1986-94
    • Core French and Immersion Teacher, Wellington County Board Of Education, Guelph
  • 1983-86
    • ESL Grade 7 Teacher, Cree School Board, Mistassini Lake, Northern Quebec

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015
    • "What Remains”, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener “The Colours Of Snow”, Creative Festival, Toronto
  • 2013
    • “Knowing” Café Creperie, Elora
  • 2012
    • “Allowing” Greenwood Quiltery & Gallery, Guelph
    • “Downstream” Yorkville Public Library, Toronto
  • 2011
    • Wellington Artists’ Gallery, Fergus
    • Centre Wellington City Hall
  • 2009
    • "Stone Threads” Greenwood Quiltery and Gallery, Guelph
  • 2006
    • “Stitch Medicine” Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus
  • 2004
    • “Stitch Medicine” Greenwood Quiltery & Gallery, Guelph
  • 2003
    • "Untitled” Smith Valeriote Law Firm
    • “Another Nature” Homer Watson Gallery, Waterloo
    • “Fibrations” Silo Weavery, St Jacobs
    • The Quilt Gallery, St Jacobs

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2016
    • “Turmoil”, SAQA, Houston and travelling
    • “My Corner of the World - International” SAQA, Stratford Perth Museum, then travelling
    • “My Corner of the World - Canada”, SAQA, Stratford Perth Museum, then travelling
    • "Threadworks - Flashback”, Wellington County Museum & Archives, then travelling for three years
    • “Fly Me to the Moon”, Houston, then travelling
    • National Juried Show, CQA, Toronto
    • "Insights" Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • 2015
    • Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England
    • “Balancing Act”, SAQA, Houston, then travelling
    • “Wild Fabrications”, SAQA, Houston, then travelling
    • SAQA online Galleries: “The Road Goes On Forever”, “On Random”, Limited Palette”, Story Telling"
    • World Quilt Competition, Mancuso, New England, then travelled
    • National Juried Show, CQA, Lethbridge Alberta
    • “Connections” Grand National , Joseph Schneider Haus, Kitchener
    • OMAS of Siskona, Toronto, Kitchener
    • “Outside the Lines”, Rail’s End, Haliburton Faculty Show
    • “18 Square”, Connections Fibre Artists, Creative Festival, Toronto, then travelling
    • “Celebrating the Seven”, Connections Fibre Artists, Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora, then travelling
  • 2014
    • O Canada”, IQF, Houston, Chicago, travelling
    • Tactile Architecture, Quilts Inc., Houston
    • "The Edge of the Forest", SDA - travelling Canada for three years
    • “It’s Time for Colour”, CQA/ACC invitational- travelled Canada
    • Rail’s End, Haliburton Faculty Show
    • "Fibre Content”, Burlington Centre for the Arts
    • National Juried Show, CQA, St Catherines
    • "Metaphors on Aging” IQF Chicago and Portland
    • "Insights" Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • 2013
    • “Metaphors on Aging” SAQA Houston, Birmingham, England, Johannesburg, SA the travelled
    • “Insights” Wellington County Museum and Archives
    • “Oh Canada” IQF Chicago, Houston and Long Beach, California
    • “Threadworks” Wellington County Museum and Archives, travelling for 3 years around Ontario
    • “This is Life” Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton Faculty Show
    • “Higher Ground” Guelph Civic Museum
    • “Connections at Greenwood” Greenwood Quiltery, Guelph
    • “12 x12” Styll Gallery, Elora
    • Elora Fergus Studio Tour Show Elora Centre for the Arts
    • Elora Tarot Project Wellington County Museum and Archives
    • “The Birds and the Bees” Stratford Perth Museum
  • 2012
    • “Insights”, Wellington County Museum and Archives
    • National Juried Show Invitational, Halifax
    • “Red”, Whitestone Gallery, Guelph
    • “Push, Pull”, Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton
    • World of Threads, Oakville
    • “Fibre Content”, Burlington Performing Arts Centre
    • “14 Hands”, Elora Centre for the Arts
    • Elora Fergus Studio Tour Show, Elora Centre for the Arts
    • The Harris Artist’s Collective, Elora Centre for the Arts
    • Creative Festival, Toronto
  • 2011
    • “Insights”, Wellington County Museum and Archives
    • “Pentimento”, Salmon Arm Gallery, BC
    • “Artcetera’, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora
    • “DIY Plaid”, McDougall Cottage Gallery, Cambridge
    • “CQA Quilt National ”, Western University, London
    • “Breathe”, Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton
    • “Silver - Elora-Fergus Studio Tour Shows”, Wellington Artists’ Gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts
    • “Wish”, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
    • “The Lily Show”, Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton
    • “Fibre Optix”, Orillia Museum of Art and History
  • 2010
    • "Naked", Carnegie Gallery, Dundas and Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
    • "Hanging by a Thread", Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
    • "Spring Cleaning", Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora
    • "Canadian Quilters' Association Invitational Show", Calgary, Alberta
    • "Canadian Federation of University Women - Guelph Women's Day Art Show", Guelph
    • "Threadworks - Trees", Wellington County Museum & Archives, Fergus
    • "Grand National Quilt Show - Off the Wall", Homer Watson House Gallery, Kitchener
    • "The Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre Annual Spring Show", Oakville
    • “Guelph Studio Tour 25th Anniversary Show”, Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • 2009
    • "Hanging By a Thread” Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte
    • "Connections” Leonard E. Shore Gallery, Thornbury
    • "Insights” Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora
    • "The Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre Annual Spring Show", Oakville
    • "Mosaic of Artists", Wellington Artists' Gallery, Fergus
    • "2009 Elora Fergus Studio Tour Show", Elora Center for the Arts
    • "CFUW Artist's Show and Sale", Westminster Library, Guelph
  • 2008
    • "Dreams", Elora Centre for the Arts
    • "Hippie Connections Revisited", Joshua Creek Gallery, Oakville
  • 2007
    • "Glitz, Glitz, Glitz, Beads & Embellishments", World Piece Quilt Exhibit, Waterloo Quilt Festival
    • "The Hippie Show", Gallery Lambton, Sarnia Ontario
  • 2006
    • “Connections in Guelph”, Guelph Civic Museum
    • “Connections at Greenwood Quiltery”, Guelph
    • “Capital Matters”, CQA Ottawa, Southampton Gallery, Oakville, Toronto Creative Festival
  • 2005
    • “Creative Ignition”, Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton
    • CQA Quilt National, Waterloo
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, University of Waterloo Art Gallery
    • “Connections at Homer Watson”, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener
    • “Personal Favourites”, Elora Centre for the Arts
  • 2004
    • “Threads of Love”, Guelph Civic Museum
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, University of Waterloo Art Gallery
    • Connections: Textile Art Based on the Work of Florence Carlyle, Woodstock Gallery
    • “Sentimental Journeys” Carnegie Gallery, Dundas
    • “Threadworks, The Garden Party”, travelling to 16 galleries across Ontario 2004-2007
    • “Insights”, Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora
    • “The Year’s Best”, Victoria Park Gallery, Kincardine
  • 2003
    • “Connections Work“, Barber Gallery, Guelph
    • Kaleidoscope of the Guelph Studio Tour Show, Kaleidoscope Restaurant, Guelph
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo
    • CQA Quilt National, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • The Grand National, KW Gallery, Kitchener
    • “Insights“, Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora
    • “A Gathering of Quilts”, Royal City Quilters Guild Show, Guelph
  • 2002
    • “Undercurrents”, Dundas Carnegie Gallery
    • “Inner Visions -- Gut Feelings”, Quilt Canada, The Butterdome, Edmonton
    • “Insights”, Wellington County Museum and Archives, Elora
    • “Fairy Tales, Myths and Monsters”, Grimsby Public Art Gallery
    • Creative Sewing & Needlework Show, for Waterloo County & Area Quilt Festival, Toronto
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, KW Art Gallery, Kitchener
    • “The Year’s Best”, Bruce County Museum and Archives, Southampton
    • “Beyond the Frame”, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
  • 2001
    • “Something Old, Something New”, Wellington County Museum and Archives, Elora
    • “Threadworks, Elements”, a textile art show travelling to 10 galleries across Ontario
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, KW Art Gallery, Kitchener
    • “10 Pieceful Years”, Guelph Civic Museum
    • “The Year’s Best”, Bruce County Museum and Archives, Southampton
  • 2000
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, KW Gallery, Kitchener
    • “A Gathering of Quilts” Royal City Quilters’ Guild Show, Guelph
    • “Mother Earth” Wellington County Museum, Elora
    • “Roots and Wings” International Ploughing Match, Wellington County Museum, Elora
    • “Threads of Strength: Women of the Castle” Castle Kilbride, Baden Ontario
  • 1999
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, KW Art Gallery, Kitchener
  • 1998
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, KW Art Gallery, Kitchener
    • “Material Pleasures”, Guelph Civic Museum
  • 1997
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, KW Art Gallery, Kitchener

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    • SAQA Juried Art Member
    • Canadian Quilters’ Association, Teacher and Professional Member
    • Chair: Guelph Wellington Quilt Festival Committee, 2000-2004 for the Waterloo County and Area Quilt Festival
    • Connections: A national group of textile artists who exhibit across Canada
    • CFUW Guelph Textile Art Group
    • Threadworks 2004 & 2010 executive

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

    • 2002 St. Joseph’s Long Term Care Facility, Guelph

RETAIL SALES VENUES

    • Silo Weavery, St Jacobs

FINE ART & CRAFT SHOWS

  • 2012-15
    • Creative Festival
  • 2003-05, 09-13
    • Elora-Fergus Studio Tour
  • 2003-04
    • Guelph Studio Tour
  • 2003
    • Insideart Expo, Toronto
  • 2001-04, ’11-12
    • Fair November, Guelph
  • 2001-03, ’11-13
    • One of a Kind Show and Sale, Toronto
  • 2001, ‘05, ‘10
    • Dublin Street United Church, Guelph

AWARDS

  • 2016
    • Threadworks Grand Prize, Elora
  • 2014
    • First Prize for Original Design in Non-Representational Wall Quilts, CQA Quilt National
  • 2013
    • Canadian Quilting Association - The 2013 National Award for Excellence in Innovation
    • Insights Purchase Award Wellington County Museum and Archives
    • Threadworks Juror’s Award
  • 2005
    • First Prize for Machine Quilting, CQA Quilt National, Waterloo
    • First Prize for Machine Piecing, CQA Quilt National, Waterloo
  • 2004
    • First Prize for Machine Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine, Ontario Juried Quilt Show, Waterloo
  • 2002
    • University of Guelph Craft Collection Purchase Award, Fair November
    • Canadian Embroiders’ Association Award, Insights Show, Insights, Elora
  • 2001
    • New Artisan’s Scholarship, One of a Kind Show, Toronto
  • 2000
    • First Prize, Pfaff Purchase Award, International Ploughing Match, Elora
    • Second Prize, Landscape Quilt, International Ploughing Match, Elora

JUDGING & JURYING

  • 2016
    • SAQA Online Exhibit "Blue is the Colour of My Soul"
  • Now - 2013
  • 2012
    • Challenge Show, Royal City Quilter’s Guild
  • 2007
    • Elora Art in the Park, Elora
  • 2003
    • Ontario Juried Quilt Show, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo