Artist Statement

Living color. That is what my life is about. Dyeing cloth puts color in tactile form. Arranging one color against the next causes visceral reactions for me. It is an emotional push and pull. Color sets up the excitement; shape and line and symbol set up the meaning. The stitching of seams, the quilting of layers set up the meditation. I love every part of the process.


Carol’s artworks have appeared in the following publications
Innovative Fabric Imagery for Quilts, 2007, C&T
Quilter’s World Magazine, April 2006
Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project, 2006, Quilting Arts LLC
Masterpieces: A Voyage of Self-Discovery, Husqvarna Viking Exhibition, 2003
Textbook cover art: Systems Analysis and Design and the Transition to Objects, 1996, McGraw-Hill
New Wave Quilts: Setsuko Segawa and 15 American Artists, 1991
Visions: A New Decade, Quilt San Diego, 1990
Quilting Today, 1990, Dec/Jan
American Quilter, 1988, summer

article: QUILTER’S WORLD , April 2006, “Stained Glass Symmetry”
article: AMERICAN QUILTER, Fall 1993, “Unlocking the Mystery of Interlaced Designs”

 Teaching Experience:
Nancy Crow’s Timber Frame Barn, Columbus Ohio, 2002 to the present
Maiwa Textile Symposium, Vancouver BC, 2007 to the present
Pro-Chemical & Dye, Somerset, MA, 2002 to the present
Studio Schweinfurth, 2010, 2012
Quilting By the Lake, Syracuse, NY, 2004, 2005, 2007
Vancouver Fiber Arts Guild, Vancouver, BC, 2005
NYS Consortium Holiday Gathering, 2002, 2004
Western NY Quilter’s Conference, 2002
dozens of quilt guilds across the US

 Judging Experience:
1999 Mohawk Valley Quilt Symposium

2004 Judge’s Choice, Quilting on The Waterfront — Queen Anne’s Lace

2003 Best Wall Quilt, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza — Queen Anne’s Lace

2003 Third Place, Wallhanging, Quilter’s Heritage Celebration — Queen Anne’s Lace

2002 Second Place for Surface Treatment, Quilt=Art=Quilts — Breaking Away

2002 Honorable Mention, Art Small, International Quilt Festival — Queen Anne’s Lace

2001 Best of Show, Innovative, Quilts=Art=Quilts — Now The Green Blade Rises

2000 Best Use of Color, Traditional, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza — Tessellated Star

1999 Special Award for Workmanship, 1st Place, Traditional Pieced, Quilts=Art=Quilts — Tessellated Star

1993 3rd Place, Non-traditional Wall quilt, Professional, Quilts=Art=Quilts — Covenant

1989 Best of Show, and 1st Place, Art Quilt, Master’s Division International Quilt Festival — Covenant

1989 1st Place , Craftsmanship, A Quilter’s Gathering — Even the Night Is Light About Me

1989 2nd Place, Art Quilt, Professional, Quilter’s Heritage Celebration — Even the Night Is Light About Me

1989 1st Place, Pieced Wall Quilt, Professional, Raintree Quilter’s Guild — Even the Night Is Light About Me

1989 1st Place, Pieced Wall Quilt, Professional, Quilts=Art=Quilts — Even the Night Is Light About Me

1988 1st Place, Interpretive Pieced, Master’s Division, International Quilt Festival — Even the Night Is Light About Me

1987 1st Place, Traditional Pieced, Professional, Quilts=Art=Quilts — Inheritance


Traveling Exhibitions
2002 Voyages: Masterpieces of Discovery, Husqvarna Viking Exhibition, Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, and Portland, Oregon
2002 The Quilted Surface, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Ohio, and Germany

 Juried Shows and Exhibitions:

Quilt=Art=Quilts, Auburn, New York, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999,1998, 1997, 1993, 1988, 1987

Quilting on the Waterfront, Duluth, Minnesota, 2004

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Fort Washington, PA, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

American Quilter’s Society Show, Paducah, Kentucky, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1992, 1987, 1986, 1985

Quilter’s Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1989

Voyages: Masterpieces of Discovery, Husqvarna Viking Exhibition, Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, and Portland, Oregon, 2002

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1989, 1987

International Quilt Festival Invitational:Twenty Years of Award-Winning Quilts, Houston, Texas, 1994

Earlville Opera House Art Gallery, Earlville, NY, 2003

The Quilted Surface, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Ohio, and Germany, 2002

World Quilt Show, Lansing, Michigan and Greensboro, North Carolina, 2001

Aullwood Audubon Center Show, Dayton, Ohio, Flora: 2001, The Good Earth: 2000, Natural Forces:1997

Featured Teacher, Mohawk Valley Quilt Symposium, Utica, New York, 1999

Women’s Rights National Historical Park: Connecting Threads Exhibit, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996

Featured Quilter, Lake to Lake Symposium, Rushville, New York, 1992

Quilt Expo Europa: IQA Small Quilt Exhibit, Netherlands,1992

Flight of the Imagination: Quilts as Art, Ephrata, Pennsylvania,1991

New Wave Quilt Traveling Exhibition, La Brea, California, Japan, 1991

Flights of the Imagination: Quilts as Art, Invitational, Donecker’s Artworks, Ephrata, Pennsylvania,1990

VISIONS: A New Decade, San Diego, California,1990

A Quilter’s Gathering, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 1989

Raintree Quilter’s Guild, Evanston, Illinois, 1989

VISIONS, San Diego, California, 1988

SAQA – Studio Art Quilters Associates –
SDA – Surface Design Association –
IQA — International Quilt Association —

University of California, Berkeley, CA, graduate studies
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, B.A., summa cum laude, 1972