1983           City & Guilds of London, England, Embroidery Part 2 with Distinction
1981           City & Guilds of London, England, Embroidery Part 1 with Distinctions
1981           City & Guilds of London, England, Textiles Part 1.
Teaching Certificate, specialising Biology, Textile Crafts, Sheffield University, England
Permanent Teacher’s Certificate, Ontario

Professional Activities

2008           Red Deer College, Alberta
2007           Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON
2016-93      Summer School, Haliburton, ON
2006-05      St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON
2000           Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild, London, ON
2000-99      Thousand Islands Summer School of the Arts, Brockville, On
1998           Fibreworks, Kingston, ON
1996           Quilt Canada, Saskatoon, SK
1994-93      Bernina University, ON
1992           Thousand Islands Summer School of the Arts, Brockville, ON
1991           York Heritage Quilters, Toronto, ON
1991           Rouge Valley Quilters, Toronto, ON
1990-89     St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Fibreworks weekend

2000-96      Quilting, Stitchery and Weaving groups in Eastern Ontario
1995           “Sew It Seams”, Abbotsford, BC
1995           Port Hope, Heirloom Quilters, ON
1992           Canadian Sewing and Needlework Festival, Toronto, ON      
1990-89      St. Lawrence College, Kingston for Fibreworks, ON
1987-85      Quilting and Embroidery groups in England 

1996           CQA “Award of Excellence” for Wearable Art
1990           Best Fibre Art Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Show
1989           Mary Diamond Butt’s Award, Ontario Crafts ‘89
1983           Silver Medal for the top student in Britain in City & Guilds Embroidery
1983           Merchant Taylor Award, given by City & Guilds of London Institute


Studio Tours
2003           Erin, ON
2003-92      Kingston ON
2000-98      Perth, ON
2002-00      Prince Edward County, ON 

2007           Fibreworks, Kingston
2007           Threadworks, juried, traveling
2007           Hand & Spirit, Eliot Lake, Toronto, juried
2006-07      Algonquin Art Centre, Algonquin Park, juried
2002           Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB invitational group
1999           Show of Hands Gallery, Toronto, juried
1999           Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, invitational group
1999           Canada House Gallery, Banff, invitational group
1998           Quilt Canada, Vancouver, BC, juried
1996           Art Gallery, Mississauga, juried
1996           Quilt Canada, Saskatoon, juried, award
1994           “Artistry on Cloth,” OCC Toronto, invitational, group
1993           Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton, invitational, 3 artists
1992           Creative Sewing and Needlework Show Toronto
1991           Fibre Fireworks, London juried
1989           Ontario Crafts 89 Toronto, Mary Diamond Butts Award

2007-1990   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
2001           Christmas Show, CBC atrium, Toronto, juried
2001-1990   One of a Kind, Toronto
1993-00      Cobourg, juried
1992-90      Creative Sewing and Needlework Show Toronto
1992-1990  O’Keefe Centre, juried 

Galleries Previously Represented
2007-05      The Framing Place and Gallery, Huntsville ON
2005- 03     Show of Hands, Toronto, ON          
2004-00      BC Crafts Council, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
2004-96      Snapdragon, Ottawa, ON
2003-99      Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
2002-97      The Feminine Mystique, Tubac, Arizona
2002-97      Sable Gallery, Galveston, Texas
2002-97      Sable Gallery, New Orleans
2001-97      Muskoka Moose, Muskoka, ON
2000-98      Pegasus Gallery, Saltspring Island, BC

Work Shown In Publications
2008           ‘Inspiration’ Bernina Switzerland
1996           “Beyond the Horizon” by Valerie Hearder
1995           Bernina Calender, a piece of wearable art
1994           “Profile” magazine, Kingston, ON
1988           Bernina magazine, Switzerland
1985           “The New Machine Embroidery” by Joy Clucas 

Work Presently Exhibited
Canada House, Banff, AB
Cornerstone Gallery, Kingston, ON                    
Frogtown Gallery, Wisconsin, USA
Algonquin Art Centre, Algonquin Park, ON
Davis Gallery of Canadian Art, Stratford, ON

Kingston Fibre Artists
Kingston Field Naturalists