Currently on display in my workshop is my award winning parson's chair slipcover beadazzled with austrian crystals. Soon I will pack it up and head west to Hickory for show-n-tell at the 2012 Slipcover Summit. I'll be teaching a class on displaying slipcovers and will be demonstrating the beading technique I used in my slipcover design. Class participants will leave with their own beaded samples! The class is Friday June 29 8:30-noon and class size is limited to 12. For more information and to register visit slipcoversummit.com .
Here are two of my favorite Slipcover friends. On the left is Jackie Soderling, owner of "Running With Scissors". And to the right is Lisa DaVita, owner of "DaVita Fabric Arts". Back in 2010 we took a roadtrip to Prosperity and discovered we had a lot in common: we have a passion for taking the scenic route, we love discovering local dining digs, we love toasting on the side porch, and we love all things slipcovered. If you are in search of slipcover friends, come to Slipcover Summit in June! Lisa and Jackie and I will be there. Classes will be held in the Hickory Furniture Mart, where you can shop for deals in between classes. The Hickory Crowne Plaza is our Host Hotel, where you will find superb southern hospitality. For more information or to register for classes, visit SlipcoverSummit.com .
I was delighted to receive a commission from my mother and creative colaborator Linda Meeks. She is co-hosting the 2012 Slipcover Summit in June at the Hickory Furniture Mart and wanted an artwork inspired by her parsons chair slipcover (which placed second in a nationwide contest sponsored by the Slipcover Network!) to accompany her display. I had so much fun incorporating the fabric and austrian crystals from the actual slipcover. Generally commissioned works prove difficult to mediate between personal style and the desires of the client, but having lived with her for my first 18 years made this one easy!
Student, Teaching Fellow at Appalachian State University
Studying Art Education and Studio Art