• BlueWorld/GreenWorld, Riverfront Arts Center, (Stevens Point, WI), Prairie Arts Center, Schaumburg, IL)
  • Conversations in Stitch On Abstraction, South Shore Arts Center (Cohasset, MA), Schauer Arts Center (Hartford, WI), Bloomingdale Park District Museum (Bloomingdale, IL)
  • Modest in Scale, Abecedarian Gallery (Denver, CO)
  • All Women, Light, Space and Time (online) * Hon mention    
  • From Nature, Altered Esthetics Gallery (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Contemporary Women Artists XVI, St. Louis WCA (St. Louis, MO)


  • Ties that Bind, Sheldon Art Galleries, (St. Louis, MO)
  • Transitions, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • San Diego WCA, Express Yourself (Online gallery) *Hon mention
  • Art ?, Altered Esthetics Gallery (Minneapolis MN)
  • San Diego WCA, Transition (Online gallery) *1st place
  • National Small Works, National Association of Women Artists (New York, NY)
  • Conversations in Stitch, Anderson Art Center, (Kenosha, WI)


  • Transitions, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (Fredericksburg, VA) *3rd Prize October National, Gallery 510 (Decatur, IL)
  • Small Expressions, HGA Convergence (Albuequerque, NM)
  • Some Like it Hot, Simply Chicago Art (Evanston, IL), Schaumburg Prairie Arts Center (Schaumburg,  IL)
  • Midwest Meditations, Bloomingdale Park District Museum (Bloomingdale, IL), Simply Chicago Art (Evanston, IL)


  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Gov. French Gallery (Belleville, IL), Circle of Arts (Charlevoix, MI), Simply Chicago Art (Evanston, IL), Iowa Artisan’s Gallery (Iowa City, IA), Northville Art House (Ann Arbor, MI), Schaumburg Prairie Arts Center (Schaumburg, IL), Waukesha Civic Theatre Gallery (Waukesha, WI), Am Craft Council Gallery, (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Form not function, Quilt Art at the Carnegie (New Albany, IN)
  • 12x12x12, BECA Gallery, (New Orleans, LA)
  • Small Expressions 2009, HGA, (Ridgeland, MS and Grinnell, IA)
  • Musings, SAQA, G. R.  Ford Presidential Library and Museum, (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Made by Hand, WCA, Crossroads Gallery and Studios (St Charles, MO)
  • Blurred Boundaries, Mixed Media Art Exhibit, Radisson Plaza Hotel (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2009 (invitational), National Tainan Living Art Center *(Tainan City, Taiwan)


  • Art in Embassies Exhibit Invitational, US Embassy (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Breaking Boundaries: Art of the Quilt, Gallery 50 (Traverse City, MI)
  • Time and Memory, Flint Festival of Quilts (Flint, MI), Greater Chic. Quilt Exposition (Schaumburg, IL)
  • Prime, Primary, Primordial (SAQA), PA National Quilt Extravaganza (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Up in Stitches, SAQA, Yeiser Gallery (Paducah, KY)
  • I-4 Corridor, Harris House, Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
  • Terra Suava, Crossroads Gallery St. Petersburg College, (Clearwater, FL), Quilt Expo (Madison, WI)      


  • Making Contact, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Peter Jones Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • Balancing Act, SAQA, Lawrence Street Gallery, (Ferndale, MI)
  • Contemporary Women Artists 14, St. Louis NWCA, Mad Art Gallery (St. Louis, MO)
  • Fiber Renaissance Invitational, Union Street Gallery (Chicago Heights, IL), Flint Festival of Quilts,(Flint, MI), Greater Chicago Quilt Exposition (Schaumburg, IL), WI Museum of Textile Art(Cedarburg, WI)
  • Elemental: Contemporary Quilted Art, Fiber Art Center, (Amherst, MA)


  • Quilts for Art’s Sake 5, Makeready Gallery (Montclair, NJ)
  • Expressions: The Art Quilt , Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery (La Veta, CO), MQE, Manchester, NH), AQS (Nashville, TN), MAQS  (Paducah, KY)     
  • Fiber Arts 2006 , Gallery 510 (Decatur, IL)
  • 2006 National Small Art Quilt Works, The Main Street Gallery (Groton, NY)
  • On the Wall: SAQA @ Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO)  
  • Fine Focus 2006 Art Quilts, Yeiser Art Center (Paducah, KY), Cornell Museum (Ithaca, NY); Coos Art Museum (Coos Bay, OR); I QF (Chicago, IL), Art Center/Old Forge (Old Forge, NY)
  • Considering Quilts 2006, Atlantic Center at Harris House (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
  • New Fibers 2006, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), Art Gallery of N. MI Univ. (Marquette, MI), Riverside Arts Center (Ypsilanti, MI)    
  • SAQA/Convergence2006/Art Quilts at Park Church (Grand Rapids, MI)  


  • Keiko and Friends, Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Art Center (St. Charles, IL)
  • The Expressive Stitch Invitational, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery (Sydney, AU)
  • AQA Exhibit Invitational, Hoeri Quilt Festival, (Konstanz, Germany)
  • Pushing the Surface Invitational, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, (Coshocton, OH)
  • The Expressive Stitch Invitational, Gallery 159 (Queensland, Australia)
  • Quilts for Art’s Sake 4, Makeready Gallery (Montclair, NJ)
  • Full Spectrum [solo show], Old Town Art Center (Chicago, IL)


  • form, not function, Quilt Art at the Carnegie (New Albany, IN)
  • Brown Studies [solo show], ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • 7th International Open, Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • The Quilted Surface, Riffe Gallery (Columbus, OH)
  • ArtQuiltArt Invitational, University Museum, Indiana University of PA (Indiana, PA)
  • IL Chpt. National Museum of Women in the Arts Exhibit (grant winner), Gage Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • Blue Notes [solo show], ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL)


  • Fiber Focus 2003, Art St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Chicago ART Open, Chicago Artists’ Coalition (Chicago, IL)


  • Fibre Arts 2002, Gallery 510 (Decatur, IL)
  • Contemporary Art 2002, Yeiser Gallery (Paducah, KY)

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