In addition to teaching, I enjoy many forms of creative expression, including quilt-making and other work with textiles. My cross-cultural interests seem to creep into all areas of my life, as this gallery shows.
Although I have never been to Mozambique, a friend in my quilt club brought me a small batik painting from there after my teaching trip to West Africa. The painting reminded me of a young warrior heading off to prove himself, so I made it the centerpiece of this quilt." />
This quilt was made in collaboration with nine other members of the Common Thread Quilt Club in Parker, Colorado. It contains both commercially available fabrics and materials and medallions purchased during my 2007 teaching trip to West Africa. The quilt now hangs in the front lobby of the English Language Center." />
This quilt commemorates the hundreds of glasses of sweet Turkish tea I drank while advising the Turkish Cultural Club at Drexel University from 1994 to 2002." />
I worked like a dog during my two weeks in Curacao (teaching in the classroom 8 hours a day), but breakfast was my peaceful time. I loved the open air buffet overlooking the ocean and the orioles who flew in to steal sugar packets off the tables.
The backing on this quilt (not shown here) is a piece of blue and yellow floral fabric I bought in downtown Handelskade." />
The background fabric in this quilt is an Indonesian sarong batik, and the design represents three of the most ubiquitous lifeforms in a Sumatran garden: the bird of paradise flower, the chichuk (gecko) and the spider (the quilting threads follow a web design)." />
A Chinese lantern scrap quilt made for a young friend, Kelsey Lucenius." />
This portfolio last updated: Jul 4, 2016 1:00:47 PM