"This work can be very emotionally charged. It never loses its impact. Art has a way of inspiring people and inviting them into a deeper and uncomfortable conversation."
"Also, quilts mark a place and time in something tangible. They link generations together and connect us in surprising ways. Textile art has the ability to break down barriers because you can see it and analyze it independently while embracing its warmth, humanity, and history."
"I think a lot of folks think about the Arts & Culture scene as something reserved for bigger cities, but I take dance wherever I go. The arts are for everyone – including those in small communities."
"I look for subtlety. Being able to capture the feeling underneath a calm exterior is challenging... and that’s what I aim for — to capture personality and emotion that isn’t always outwardly expressed."
"I strive to leave something better than I found it. And if I can do that in any small way, here in Birmingham, that’ll be an accomplishment."