I was born in
I was influenced deeply
by my father, Gordon Gjelten, an architect who thrived on working with his hands and seeing beauty in the world around him.
I married Jay, a great friend from high school in my 40s. Together we had a son, Ben, when I was 50. Ben is the only thing that really keeps me out of my very crowded studio. I later lost my husband to brain cancer. Dragonflies are often featured in my quilts symbolizing Jay and his love of flying.
I am an art quilter, loving all kinds of textures and fibers, interpreting experiences and favorite images into wall quilts. I love to teach and write about quilting. My design book is full of inspiration for the projects to come!