I’ve been an art teacher, a bartender, and a book publicist; I’ve taught childbirth education to expectant parents and magazine writing to journalism undergrads. As my checkered background indicates, I’ve got the perfect writer’s temperament: I’m curious about everything.
And curiosity has led me to pursue other unexpected opportunities—to curate museum exhibitions, give talks and teach workshops at libraries, quilt guilds, and textile research centers in the U.S and Europe, and design feed-sack inspired fabrics for Moda and patterns for Clark Street Quilts.
People’s stories and the opportunity to share them gets me up in the morning and keeps me up far into the night. I am constantly inspired by the art, textiles, and craft I encounter through my writing, and the people I meet through my work.