Joyce is an award-winning, self-taught quilter and fiber artist. Her first quilt was a t-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited her artistic capabilities. Within several months of making that first quilt, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules”, she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!
Amazingly, her first art quilt, “Mother’s Day”, was entered into a national show and won a blue ribbon! This led to numerous awards, recognitions and opportunities in the quilting world. One of her proudest moments came in October of 2012, when she was chosen as “McCall’s Quilt Designer 2012 – Professional Category” for McCall’s Quilting Magazine.
Currently, Joyce works with fabric panels, adding dimension and texture with threads and embellishments to create a style of her own! Joyce loves to teach and share her tips. She considers it among her greatest accomplishments when students create their own art work following her Dimensional Thread Painting techniques!