About the Artist

Barb and her husband, who live in Huber Heights, OH, have 3 grown married children and one granddaughter. Barb, with an education background in mathematics, loves going for walks, hiking, and reading. Barb’s mother was a quilter but did not live long enough to help Barb learn to quilt. Barb turned to quilting at age 39 to deal with her grief  after her father passed away. She  learned the basics of quilting from a book. She moved from traditional quilts to t-shirt/memory quilts in 2012, when her husband was deployed to Afghanistan. She again found a book. This one was about how to make a t-shirt quilt. She enjoyed this type of quilting so much that she has created a successful business as a professional quilter of memory quilts. As part of this business, she purchased a longarm quilting machine and discovered her love of free motion quilting. This led to her love of art quilts.

Holy Spirit
Sunshine Sunflower

To Have and To Hold

White Light Through Prism

Artist’s Statement

Barb believes that the art journey is closely tied to the personal life journey and that journey always brings more opportunities for personal and artistic growth.  She didn’t begin to explore her creative side until she started quilting.  She is still learning and exploring techniques to find her own artistic voice. She is learning to share her passions through art quilts.

Barb treasures all the quilts that she has from her mother. Barb believes that quilts are keys to our past, to our heritage. It can be seen and felt in the techniques used as well as the types of fabrics used. It is in every loving stitch her mother made in a quilt.

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