This 8 x8-inch calendar features work created between 2020 and 2021 that did not go into the Walk on the Wild Side show. Favorite companions and exotic animals are all included. Click the Paypal link or visit Lyons Quilting and Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum to pick up your copy and save the shipping charge.

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Walk on the Wild Side catalog available on

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Signed copies available at Lyons Quilting

and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.


Visit my Lyons Lair Studio located upstairs at

Lyons Quilting • 42 East Main, Lyons, CO

Hours: By Appointment 10 AM – 4 PM




A portrait of a cherished pet makes a wonderful gift or a lasting memory of a good friend.

Your pet’s portrait can be commissioned in fabric collage to just about any size you would like. All I need is a good, clear color photograph of the animal.

Please contact me so we can discuss your options.


Available Works

Eternal Friends

Fabric Collage, 2016 / 20″ x 20″/ Unframed on stretched canvas, $1100

After the Bath

A white tiger caught in the middle of grooming. Impression of a Degas painting. Fabric Collage Quilt, 2011 / 23″ x 43″ / $2472

Give Bees a Chance

On tour with the SAQA Regional show Under the Western Sun. Fabric Collage Quilt, 2017 / 39″ x 31″/  $2400


Fabric Collage, 2015 / 20″ x 20″/ Framed $1100


About Me

I spend as much time as I can around animals with camera in hand. When I get back to the studio, I study the expressions and body language I caught with the camera. When a particular animal jumps out at me and has something to say, I will listen and translate for the viewer.

That begins the process of choosing color, be it natural or expressive, as a starting point. I dive into the extensive collection of fabric that fills the bookcase in my studio. Some of this is commercial fabric, new and old, or fabric that has been hand-dyed or hand-painted. Recently there has been an influx of mono-printed/stamped fabrics I have created to add to the palette.

I know everything is coming together when I have to force myself from the studio for meals or to sleep at night. That devotion is rewarded when viewers become emotionally involved with the piece and tell me stories about the animal. I know I have done my job if they can look into the animal’s eyes and know this is a sentient being.