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I 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.

In 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 the country.

My 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.

While 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.”