have had a lifetime relationship with art by experimenting
in various mediums since the age of 10. After learning
to quilt in 1998, my work became completely consumed by
fabric and fibers and what could be accomplished with
them. Almost immediately I started designing my own original
pieces rather than following patterns or book instruction.
2003 I began teaching quilt classes from my own patterns.
With gentle prodding and moral support from trusted sources,
NESTLINGS by Robin was opened in 2004. NESTLINGS by Robin
is a Quilt Design and Fiber Art business that has published
17 patterns to date that can be found in Quilt shops across
art quilt “En Suenos” is in the Educational
Collection of the Quilter’s Hall of Fame in Marion,
Indiana. “Las Flores de Amigas” was juried
into the 2007 AQS International Quilt Show, Paducah, Kentucky
and the 2008 Mancuso Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show, Hampton,
Virginia. “Ladybug Invasion” was also juried
into the 2008 Mid-Atlantic show.
learning new techniques and writing patterns for traditional
quilts, I was introduced to Art Quilts. We were stationed
in Illinois when I became involved with ARTEAST which
is an annual art show in Alton and Edwardsville, Illinois.
Here artists in all mediums display artwork in various
businesses around the area along with studio tours over
two weekends in October. It was the perfect outlet for
experimentation in art quilts without the pressure of
jurying / judging.
My passion for painting and beading has added new layers
to my fiber art:
“It is a unique and exciting challenge to find a
way to merge these mediums into something that speaks
to people. The goal is to manipulate the fabric as much
as possible without losing the tactile quality that draws
the viewer in and makes them WANT to touch it.”