Originally from Minden, LA, I am currently teaching and practicing Pediatrics in Shreveport, LA. I moved to Shreveport as a teenager in the 90’s and attended Caddo Magnet High School, then Centenary College and, finally, LSU Shreveport Medical School. I went on to do a residency in Pediatrics at LSU in New Orleans. I currently work for LSU Health Shreveport as an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.
I have never had any formal art training. But I have always been interested in creating. From decorating t-shirts as a child to constructing elaborate Christmas trees as an adult, I have been forever drawn to putting together many pieces to create a whole. I revel in the tedious and take great joy in producing a work that is more than the sum of its parts. My love of minutia is nowhere more apparent than in my passion for quilting.
In 2009 I had some old boxer shorts with wild and fun patterns. The shorts were worn out or too small. But these amazing fabrics were too wonderful to toss. So, I began my first quilt. It came to be known as “The Underwear Quilt”. And my love for quilting began.
My most recent creations have been in a more modern style of quilting, with lots of contrast and empty space.
My work has been shown at the Houston International Quilt Festival, a juried competition, in 2016 & 2021, as well as QuitCon in Phoenix 2022 & Atlanta 2023.
I was also included in “The Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope, Into the Cosmos” exhibit at the Marlene Yu Museum in 2018.
And several of my art quilts were included in a group show of the Art Quilt Tributary of the Red River Quilters at Central Art Station in 2019.