Ann grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan that her Great Grandparents homesteaded in the early 1900s. Although Ann was surrounded by talented family members that designed clothes and quilted, sewing was the last thing that she wanted to do. It wasn't until a move to Ontario in 2003 where she began her adventure as a traditional quilter but soon found she was drawn to Art Quilts.
Using a fly by the seat of the pants approach to quilt construction she explores Fibre Art. The manipulation of the core material, fabric dyed, cut, torn, pieced, appliquéd, fused, glued, beaded, embroidered, layered and finally stitched allows Ann to create color, form and imagery within this medium.
Ann has become devoted to develop her own artistic abilities and challenged to change the view that Fibre Art is relatively an unproven art form.
Ann has taken classes and workshops with instructors such as Laurie Swim, Pamela Allen and Catharina Breedyk-Law; however she remains largely self-taught.
I love the tactile sensation of textiles. I love that I work in fabric, an everyday item, familiar to everyone and that with traditional techniques of sewing and quilting I create something that evokes an emotion. This is my medium of expression. I do Fibre.