About the Artist
Welcome to my Studio & Life learning Corner!
I'm a textile art educator, motivational speaker, sustainability graduate student & avid urban gardener, with a passion for color and making. I draw inspiration from nature's colors to fuel my artwork, informed by my Cuban heritage, with energy and texture.
image by Steph Shanks Photography
I make quilts and provide quilting services.
Whenever time allows, you will find me working with soil, either in volunteer gardens or at home.
In 2012 I began to sell made to order custom pieces at arts & craft shows and exhibits.
My renewed focus is on teaching and empowering my students, to seek artistic practices that enhance their lives. My goal is to share, create and promote the type of sustainability that builds confidence, creativity and self sufficiency.
In the summer of 2016 I took to the practice of slow stitching and slow making with great zest. I sold a few of my sewing machines and invested in simple slow making tools. In the process I have inspired hundreds to take up the Japanese hand-stitching technique of Sashiko stitching. I'm still very much a student and feel a spiritual connection to this art and the traditions embedded in it.
2016 Special Commission
Thank you for your interest in my work. Look around and please contact me if you have any questions. If you are representing a quilt guild please reach out. I would love to share my passion for textile arts and very willing to travel.
"What Would you Do If You Weren't Afraid?"
---- Sheryl Sandberg