Jewelry Quilt Project 2009 - 2012

                        An international quilt project to portray artistic movements, history and ethnicity in through jewelry                                     exhibited in Japan, France, and the United States.

                        The Awakening

            Music Quilt Project 2004 - 2006

                       An international quilt project to portray musical genres, musicians and instruments.  The project was                                  exhibited in Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.

                        Reggae Singer

           September 11 Quilts 2001 - present

                        An international quilt project for quilt artists and guilds to memorialize the events of September 11,                                    2001. The exhibit toured to Yokohama Quilt Week in Japan 2002.  My quilt was chosen for the show                                     poster. Exhibit toured throughout the United States in 2002-2003. The 94 quilts are now housed in the                                9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City.




           Best of 2020/2021, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, May - July 2021, Mansfield Art Center August -                          September 2021. Online at

                        Lake Superior Beach Pebbles

           ARTifacts Created at Home, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH,  March - April 2021.

                        Equinox; After the Hurricane; A Sedge of Cranes

           Circles and Cycles, Studio Art Quilting Association, Marathon Arts Center, Findlay, OH July - August 2020.


           Gems of the Ocean II, Polly Plumb Productions, Yachats, Oregon, February 2020,

                        Blue Giant


           Best of 2019, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH May - July 2019, Springfield Museum                           of Art, Springfield, OH, September - December 2019

                        Tybee Island Birds

           30 Years of QSDS, Art by Participants of Quilt and Surface Design Symposium, Dairy Barn, Athens, OH, May 24 -                            July 12, 2019

                       Resting Place

           Hypothesis: Art Inspired by the Many Worlds of Science 2018, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH 

                        Beach Pebbles Lake Michigan

           See My Voice Exhibit 2018, Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Ross Museum,  Delaware,  OH 

                        Blue Giant  


           Aullwood Audubon Center Annual Quilt Show Dayton, OH  Quilts in this show reflect nature themes.

                       2017  Swallowtail; Blue Giant – Innovation Award

                       2016  Falling Petals

                       2015  Green Man I; Sunflower Woman – Viewers’ Choice Award

                       2014  Ladybug; View of Olentangy

           Sacred Threads- quilts reflecting joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace.

                       2015  Herndon, Virginia.  Glimpse of Freedom 2005  Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  Safe Journey Home

                       2009  Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Peggy Rising

                       2005  Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  Safe Journey Home  




           August 2021, Allagash Wilderness Waterway State Park, Maine

           August  2019, Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon, Michigan. 

           See Artist in Residence Page.

Eye Contact, Creating a Connection published by Sacred Threads, 2019.  Quilts:  "Blue Eyes," and "Rainforest Eyes."

Sacred Threads Exhibition, 2015.  CQS Press, Rockville, MD,  My quilt, "Glimpse of Freedom" is included.

Martha Kotter, artist.  Karen Bell, photographer.  Tenth International Quilt Week Yokohama 2002 Poster.                                         Published by Yokohama International Quilt Week, 2002. My quilt Reflections was the backdrop for the                                   2002 International Quilt Week poster. 


Martha M. Kotter, artist.  Vermont Threatened and Endangered Species Poster. Acrylic on Illustration                                                 board. Published by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.  1991.  


                          B.S. Biology and Human Ecology, College of Idaho

                          M.S. Zoology, The Ohio State University