Drake University (2002—2007)
•Assistant Professor of Art and Design

Cranbrook Academy of Art (2000-2002)
•Master of Fine Arts in Print/Media

Ohio University (1996-1998)
•Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture

Kenyon College (1990-1994)
•Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Selected Books and Media:

The Quilter’s Design Workbook
•Storey Publishing: (2016)

Design Studio with Thomas Knauer
•QNNTV: (2015-)

Quilt Matters: Featured Column
•Quilters Newsletter: (2013-)

Modern Quilt Perspectives
•F+W Publishing: (2014)

My practice as a quilter has also been featured in numerous magazines including: Modern Patchwork, Australian Patchwork and Quilting, American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilty, Modern Quilts Unlimited, Love Patchwork and Quilting, F+P Love of Quilting, Stitch, Craft, Create, McCall’s Quick Quilts, Stitch, and Generation Q.

Selected Exhibits:

Beyond Patterns: Activity and Identity in Quilts
•Anderson Gallery of Art, Drake University (2016)

Intimacy and Activism
•International Quilt Study Center Museum, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, (2016)

The Medium and the Message
•Special Exhibit at Minnesota Quilters Conference, St. Cloud, MN (2016)

The Medium and the Message
•Special Exhibit at AQS Quilt Week, Syracuse, NY (2015)

World Quilts: The American Story
•International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s online quilt history

Roots of Modern Quilting
•New England Quilt Museum: (2013-2014)

In addition, my media/art work has been exhibited or accessioned in national and international venues including: The New Museum of Contemporary Art (Artbase), the University of Iowa, Drake University, the Des Moines Art Center, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Detroit Contemporary, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.


I have lectured and done interviews about quilts nationally, including: Drake University (2016), Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center (2014), Arizona State Quilt Guild (2014), Why Quilts Matter (2013), Quilt Alliance (2013), Quilt Con (2013), Sewing Summit (2012)

In addition, I have also lectured academically on issues ranging from the politics of design to film studies to cannibalism at institutions including: Cornell University, the Northeast Modern Language Association, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, the Popular Cultural Association National Conference, the University of Northern Iowa, and George Washington University.

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