Quilt Maker Bios


Mermaid's Tale  artist dyed cottons, batiks, commercial cottons and synthetic fabrics; 2015

Mary Lachman

Mary Lachman Bethany, CT (by way of Indiana and Ohio) Besides being a self taught artist, Mary still does what she enjoyed most as a child; looking at things under a microscope, writing letters, stitching fabric and playing music. Mary is an M.D. Pathologist who writes, creates contemporary textile art and plays the violin. Mary’s […]

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Julia Voake

Julia Voake Caledonia, MI Julia has been an artist all her life. Fabric and other fibers have been a passion that began in childhood and have continued ever since. Julia has degrees in Textiles and Clothing and Art where she studied general textile information, clothing construction, historic costume, and ancient textiles. The textural quality of […]

Helen Geglio | A History of Toil (detail)

Helen Geglio

Helen Geglio South Bend, IN Helen’s art explores the intersection of traditional and contemporary fiber art. The connection between women, work and textiles is a recurring theme in her artwork. Helen exhibits extensively in both local, community exhibits and national venues and her professional associations include Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Surface Design Association and […]

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Pat Bishop

Pat Bishop Shawano, Wisconsin Working in fiber since 2005, Pat uses the tactile nature of the fabrics to create a simplified expression of the strength, beauty and complexity in the natural world around her. A painter first and currently a quilter, Pat sees the emerging field of quilts in the art world opening new opportunities […]

Ryn Pitts | My Journey to Norway (detail)

Ryn Pitts

Ryn Pitts Fargo, ND After careers in pharmacy, health administration and insurance, Ryn turned her attention to mystery writing, fiber arts and exploring her Scandinavian heritage. Ryn’s debut novel, Deadly Benefits, was published in 2013 and is still selling well and popular among regional book clubs. She lives with her husband in Fargo, North Dakota, […]

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Carole Ann Frocillo

Carole Ann Frocillo Combined Locks, WI Carole Ann Frocillo is an award winning quilt artist whose work is exhibited throughout Wisconsin and on the larger, national stage. In 2014 she won Best of Show at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, Wisconsin for Remnants of Home. She has participated in numerous Studio Arts Quilters Association exhibits and also in […]

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Jamie Lyn Kara

Jamie Lyn Kara Milwaukee, WI Jamie Lyn Kara was born in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City where she grew up making mud-pies and leaf-burritos. She traveled with her family throughout the Northeast, developing a love for new places and experiences. This led her to pursue a BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art […]

Peggy Wright | Nebula (detail)

Peggy Wright

Peggy Wright St. Paul, MN Peggy continues to work part-time as a writer and editor, but her focus is now on the creation of her art. In late 2015, Peggy won a Merit Award in the Edina Art Center’s juried member’s show for her work, Sheltered. That piece was also featured on the cover of […]

Katherine Simon Frank | Still Life with Dahlias (detail)

Katherine Simon Frank

Katherine Simon Frank Minneapolis, MN A long time resident of Minneapolis, Kathie has been active in the local and state-wide textile community. She has served on the Textile Center Board of Directors, served as Co-President of the Minnesota Quilters, Inc. and served on numerous committees which have contributed to the vibrant textile arts community in […]

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Carol Marshall

Carol Marshall Manistee, MI Carol’s work has been exhibited at numerous places throughout Michigan including ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Daybreak Gallery in Manistee, Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, the Manistee Art Institute, Synchronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor, The Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, MI and the Old Art Building in Leland, MI. She teaches art […]