Although she has a background in teaching academic psychology, she has worked with art and cloth all her life as a professional dyer, weaver, clothing designer, knitter, and quilter. After many years working principally as a weaver and quilter she fell in love with digital art possibilities and presently concentrates on creating digital imagery printed on cloth and assembled into quilt art.
When not working in the digital darkroom or in her sunny quilting studio, she can be found reading, or knitting, or listening to opera, or hiking in the mountains with her camera, or trying to tame her messy, leafy garden. Her experience living where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains exerts a strong influence on her work. She was born in Chicago and raised in the Midwest. She has lived with her husband, Ken, in Boulder, Colorado for more than thirty years.
Chandler Art Quilts XVIII: ArtRageous 2013, Chandler Center For The Arts, Chandler, AZ, November 1 through January 18, 2014.
Color Wheel of Emotions, a Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibition. Quilts can be seen and purchased on the SAQA website: http://www.saqa.com/storenew.php?scat=39
Text Messages, a Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibition, to open in Houston at IQA, October 31, 2013. Quilts can be seen and purchased on the SAQA website: http://www.saqa.com/storenew.php?scat=43
edge 4.0 Down To Earth, The Tim Murphy Gallery, Irene B. French Community Center, Merriam, KS, October 3–November 2, 2013
Quilt National 2013, Persistence Pays Award, Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, OH ( currently in St. Louis and traveling through 2015)
Selected Past Exhibitions
New Legacies; Contemporary Art Quilts: 2011, 2012, 2013, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
Form Not Function: 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN
Quilt Visions 2012, 2008, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
ITAB: International TECHstyle Art Biennial 2012, San Diego, CA
Quilts=Art=Quilts, 2006, 2010, 2011, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY
Denver International Airport and Colorado State Capitol Building, 2010-2011
Charlotte is the author of Artistic Photo Quilts, published in 2009 by C&T Publishing. It is about her development of digital fabric techniques as used in her quilts. She enjoys introducing people to the world of digital art on cloth.
Her quilt, Moons and Mars: Sand Pictures #3 appeared as the cover image for the exhibition catalog and book Quilt Visions 2008: Contemporary Expressions.
Also now available at Blurb a portfolio of recent work.
The February/March 2012 issue of Quilters Newsletter and the January/February 2012 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited each featured one of her quilts. Her quilt, Urban Reflections #2 appears in: The Studio Quilt #6: State of the Art, Sandra Sider, to be published in December, 2011. She also has two quilts in the Lark Books 500 Art Quilts, published in 2010.