Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2014      Painting and collage with wheat paste – Martha Cole
2013      Thematic Drawing – Vancouver Island School of Art
2012      Chris Berry – Curious Needleworks
2011       Certificate Textile Arts – Victoria College of Art
2009      Gail Harker – machine embroidery workshop – Oak Harbor
2008      Ruth Issett – Glitz and Glisten workshop – Oak Harbor
2006/12 Design group in experimental embroidery
2005      Karen Selk Workshop – silk fusion- Saltspring Island
2004      EAC Teacher Certification needlelace, needleweaving
2004      Teacher training for Cyberclasses Regina
2004      Silk workshop with Priscilla Lowery of New Zealand
Workshops in bookbinding, watercolor painting, and  photography
Self-taught hemstitching, drawn thread, blackwork
Drawing at Victoria College of Art

AWARDS

2008    Chatelaine design contest – first prize  (EAC)
2007    Fibre Arts Festival – first prize mixed media Gibson’s Landing, BC
1998    Leonida Leatherdale Award EAC
1994    Pulled Thread Award EAC

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1997 – 2012    Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria workshops
2006               Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild Nanaimo
2004               Cowichan Valley Needle Arts Guild Cowichan Lake
1994-96          Winnipeg Embroiderers Guild

EXHIBITS

2017     Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria – Tulista Gallery Sidney
2016     Garden Tapestry – Sooke BC
2015     Current Threads 2015 -Garden Tapestry – Cowichan Art Gallery Duncan
2014     Current Threads 2014 – Nanaimo Art Gallery
2013     Current Threads 2013 – The Metchosin Art Gallery
2013     Mark Makers – Victoria College of Art
2012     EAC National Seminar Victoria
2012     Current Threads III ReSurfacing Slide Room Gallery Victoria
2011     EAC National Seminar Sackville NB
2011     Current Threads II Fibre at the Hill Cedar Hill Gallery Victoria
2011     Rapt Threads CAC Victoria
2010     Rapt Threads The Loft Gallery Mill Bay
2010     Critters and Creatures Coast Collective Gallery Victoria
2010     Lighthouse Living Coast Collective Gallery Victoria
2008     Pacific Festival of the Book International Exhibition Victoria
2007     Sooke Fine Arts Show
2006     Look Victoria
2006     With Threaded Needle CAC Victoria
2004     With Threaded Needle CAC Victoria
2004     EAC National Seminar Victoria
2002     EAC National Seminar Calgary
2002     With Threaded Needle CAC Victoria
2001     A Stitchers’ Odyssey Victoria
1998     EAC National Seminar Winnipeg
1997     EAC National Seminar Victoria
1994     EAC National Seminar Ottawa

PUBLICATIONS

2014      ‘Victoria Lawn Bowls Club Founders – 3 Biographies’ – Victoria Genealogical Society Journal vol 37 #1

‘Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria Banner’ – Embroidery Canada vol 41 #3

2013       ‘A River Runs Through It’ – the Wheel magazine issue 25 New Zealand

‘Researching in Victoria – a catalogue of genealogical resources’ – Victoria Genealogical Society
2010     Interview Boulevard Magazine re ‘With Threaded Needle’
2004     Casalguidi Sweet Bag – Embroidery Canada

JUDGING

2005 -17     Various embroidery exhibits

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

2017 – present     Webmaster, Victoria Lawn Bowling Club
2011 – 2014          Webmaster, EGV
2006, 2008, 2010    Curator ‘With Threaded Needle’ – CAC  Victoria
2006                        Organizing Committee The Digital Photoshow Victoria
2002-2004               Program Chair EGV
Certified Coach – Victoria Lawn Bowling Club
Treasurer – EGV
Past President Winnipeg Embroiderers Guild