I am a self taught textile artist.
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and an administrator at a large local school for the Deaf.
Creating story quilts is my Zen and my joy ! My quilts have been on display at the African American Museum in Hempstead, a local Mayor's office and in many exhibits throughout Long Island.
My debut children's book, A Flag for Juneteenth, is based on one of my favorite story quilts. It's release date is 1/3/23, by Holiday House Books. A Flag for Juneteenth depicts a close-knit community of enslaved African Americans on a plantation in Texas, the day before the announcement is to be made that all enslaved people are free. Young Huldah, who is preparing to celebrate her tenth birthday, can’t possibly anticipate how much her life will change that Juneteenth morning. The story follows Huldah and her community as they process the news of their freedom and celebrate together by creating a community freedom flag. Look for it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and others for preordering before the release date!
I feel so honored to have received local coverage highlighting my work since early in my quilting journey. I'm excited to share some of these feature stories with you here, starting with the most recent.
The gorgeous photographs on this page were created by the incredible Erskine Isaac. Find his contact information here: https://www.ivisionphoto.com/
credit: Erskine Isaac for ivisionphoto