Welcome to my new web site!  I am consolidating my two blogs (Retread Blog) and (Tangle Wrangler) into one site, retreadart.com.Retread_LOGO 

Artist Statement;

A love of fiber, fabric, and yarn — along with a sense of adventure and joie
de vivre – that’s me! An enthusiastic approach combined with quirky
combinations of materials – that’s me! A quirky attitude using color,
texture, and pattern to express itself – that’s me! A lifetime centered on
creating tactile artwork and following an offbeat path — YES. For me, art is
fun, provocative, mind boggling, and limitless — welcome to my visual

“An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.”

         Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963


I am attending an art quilt workshop June 3-10 at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium 2018 in Columbus, Ohio (QSDS).  I am studying with Rosalie Dace (Rosalie Dace)!  The class encompasses 7 wonderful days of independent study with Rosalie.  I am super excited about this creative opportunity!  THANKS to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for partial funding, through a Professional Development Grant.


My most favorite helper in the art room…ChooChoosQuilt