I make fabric art by sewing a patchwork of scraps, photos printed on fabric and/or three-dimensional flowers and leaves. I embellish the cloth with machine embroidery and hand beading. My materials are mostly left-overs: fabric scraps and thrift-store finds. My inspiration often comes from a scripture phrase or memorable hymn verse. I also create women’s accessories from vintage and recycled fabric and men’s ties, taking something that might otherwise be relegated to the landfill and making it into something beautiful. But my greatest joy is using the same techniques and materials to sew made-for-the-wearer stoles. I’m also available to lead groups through art projects carefully designed for positive outcomes at any developmental level.