TIMELINE

1999-2005        Discovered the quilting world, after 35 years of garment and household sewing
2005-2010       Owner of Grinnell FiberWorks , Grinnell, IA March bringing unique fabrics for the area, yarns and beads     
                                       "Grinnell FiberWorks changed the direction and face of Iowa quilting forever” quoted by customers, employees and friends.
2010-2017        Quilt shop closed due to family obligations, put a long hold on creating; caring for my parents and in-laws until they passed in 2017
2013                   Began to design, sew and quilt again


PUBLISHED
2018                   Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts website featured in BARN BLAST Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince

                            'In Honor of Prince'
2017                    Banner and Publications using A Textural Tribute to Prince Commemorating His Purple Reign 'In Honor of Prince'
2003                   Masterpieces Spirit and Strength Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art at International Quilt Festival Centered (quilter)
2003                   Great American Quilts 2003 Oxmoor House , pages 122-125 Wishes for the World
2001                    Brochure cover for Lutheran Brotherhood show 'Dorothy’s Not in Kansas Anymore'


Cherrywood Fabric Challenges Books
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019                     BobRoss 'Happy Little Painters'
2018                     Prince 'Shining On'
2017                      Van Gogh 'Vincent’s French Hen'
2016                      Lion King 'Circle of Life'
2014                      Wicked   'Toto... Drop it!'


Spirits Rising II and Wishes for the World
2002                    Highland Villager July 3  'Spirits Rising ll'
2002                    Catholic Spirit June  Spirits Rising ll'
2002                    Channel 5 News July 4 Spirits Rising ll'
2002                    Channel 9 News Feature, June Spirits Rising ll'
2002                    America From the Heart , book cover, p.92 'Spirits Rising l'

2002                    America From the Heart, p.126 'Wishes for the World'
2002                    Quilter’s Newsletter, January 2002 'Wishes for the World'
2002                    Quilting Arts Winter 2002 'Wishes for the World'


EXHIBITIONS

2019                     MN Quilters Convention in Rochester Entry to Art Section 'Ziggy'
2019                     MN Quilters Convention in Rochester Entry Traditional 'Colored Squares'
2019                     Mpls/St Paul International Airport Concourse E A Textural Tribute to Prince Commemorating His Purple Reign 'In Honor of Prince'
2018                     MN Quilters Convention St Cloud non-judged Resist Persist
2018                     MN Quilters Convention St Cloud non-judged Birds on a Wire
2018                     Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts A Textural Tribute to Prince Commemorating His Purple Reign 'In Honor of Prince'
2018                     A Common Thread Exhibition Textile Center 'Childhood'
2017                      A Common Thread Exhibition Textile Center' Sunset Waters'
2017                      Textile Center of Minnesota A Textural Tribute to Prince Commemorating His Purple Reign 'In Honor of Prince'
2019                      MCQ Challenge at MN Quilters Convention Music Inspirations 'Claire de Lune'
2018                      MCQ Challenge at MN Quilters Convention Inspired by Artist of your Choice 'Inspirations of Mark Rothko'
2016                      MCQ Challenge at MN Quilters Convention 'Hail to Thee, Minnesota'
2016                      MCQ Challenge Swedish Institute 'Hail to Thee, Minnesota'
2016                      MCQ Challenge at MN Quilters Convention 'Philosophical Hens'
2015                      MCQ Challenge at MN Quilters Convention 'Futuristic Fish'
2011                       Watershed Members of Textile Center and Surface Design Association in conjunction with Confluence Conference Minneapolis, MN 'Spirit of Aaron'
2004                    “Quilt Across America,” representing the Textile Center of Minnesota in partnership with the Broadway show “Oklahoma!” 'Great MN Lakes and Trees'
2004                    Thrivent Financial, Minneapolis, MN 'Dorothy’s Not in Kansas Anymore'
2004                    Banfill-Locke Art Center, Fridley, MN 'Dorothy’s Not in Kansas Anymore'
2003                    Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN miscellaneous quilts
2002                    Quilting the Quilt, Duluth, MN 'Wishes for the World'
2001                    Allentown Art Museum’s A Century of Progress, Allentown, PA 'Dorothy’s Not in Kansas Anymore' Show toured around country
2000                   American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA, Cocheco Print Works Challenge 'What Comes Around, Goes Around'
 2002-04            Spirits Rising I-IV
2005-09             Grinnell FiberWorks Quilt SR II
2005                    Grinnell Jewel of the Prairie Quilt Show, Grinnell, IA SR II
2003                    US Embassy – Costa Rica 'Spirits Rising IV'
2003                    US Embassy in San José, Costa Rica, January
2003                    Centro Cutural Costarricense Norteamericano, Galería Sophia Wanamaker San Pedro, Costa Rica, February
2003                    Centro Cutural Costarricense Norteamericano Cartago, Costa Rica, March
2003                    El Museo Histórico San Ramon, Costa Rica, March
2003                    Conney M. Kimbo Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh September 8 through 13, 2003 SR II
2002                    Thrivent Financial, Minneapolis, MN SR II
2002                    International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX The Day the World Changed  'SR II and SR III'
2002                    Toured country with AMERICA: From the Heart Exhibition 'SR III'
2002                    Minnesota Quilters Show, St. Cloud, MN 2002 SR I and SRII


WISHES FOR THE WORLD
2001                     IQF Silent Auction raised over $600 purchased by Karey Bresenhan, Director IQA 'Spirits Rising I', 'Wishes for the World'
2008-12               St Stephens Human Services
2006                    St Stephen's Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN December
2005                    Grinnell Jewel of the Prairie Quilt Show, Grinnell, IA
2003                    Thrivent Financial, Minneapolis, MN
2003                    911: Las Artistas Reacionan, Costa Rica, February
2003                    US Embassy in San José, Costa Rica, January
2003                    Centro Cutural Costarricense Norteamericano, Galería Sophia Wanamaker San Pedro, Costa Rica, February
2003                    Centro Cutural Costarricense Norteamericano Cartago, Costa Rica, March
2003                    El Museo Histórico San Ramon, Costa Rica, March
2002                    Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara CA
2002                    American Quilt Society Show, Paducah, KY
2002                    World Quilt Expo, Springfield MA
2002                    Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA October
2002                    American Quilt Society Show, Paducah, KY, April
2002                    AMERICA: From the Heart IQF, Houston, TX November


AWARDS

MN State Fair Quilt on a Stick 
2019                   5th place     Have you Ever Seen a Cow Dance?       'Barnyard Coutierre'
2018                   NA                Up North                                                     'Minnesota State Bird?'
2017                   5th place     Quilters Can Bake Too                              'But whose gonna make us!'
2016                   5rd place     My Life as a Quilter                                   'Old Betsy'
2014                   2nd place    Embellishments                                         'Stellaton'


2019                   MN Quilters Convention Art-Judges Recognition Award 'Ziggy'
2014                  Cherrywood Fabric Challenge Viewer’s Choice Wicked 'Toto...Drop It!'
2003                  International Quilt Festival Houston, TX, Husqvarna Viking Expo Runner up, shared by creator, Tricia Spitzmueller, 'Centered' (quilter)
2003                  Minnesota Quilter’s Convention, St. Paul, MN 2nd place-Challenge fabric, Founder’s Choice
2002                  Minnesota Quilter’s Convention, St. Cloud, MN 1st place Patriotic Category 'Spirits Rising II'
2001                   Minnesota Quilter’s Convention, Duluth, MN 2nd place Innovative 'Wishes for the World'
2001                   Minnesota Quilter’s Convention, Duluth, MN Judge’s Choice, Faculty Choice 'Tropical Grizzleys'
2001                   Allentown Art Museum’s ‘A Century of Progress’, Allentown, PA Honorable Mention 'Dorothy’s Not in Kansas Anymore'
2000                  American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA, Cocheco Print Works Challenge Honorable Mention 'What Comes Around, Goes Around'