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Life is a journey of discovery guided by our creativity. Each day we are challenged and inspired by the experiences that mark the steps of our journey. Regardless of who we are or what we strive to be we all use creativity in problem solving, raising families or stitching cloth - all are acts of creative expression. Creativity is a gift of transformation and discovery in our life's journey.

Juried Art Member

Studio Art Quilt Associates

Education:

  • BA Studio Art, San Jose State University, 2009, Summa Cum Laude

  • BA Speech Pathology & Audiology, San Jose State University, 1982

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Exhibits

Solo:

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Lines, Angles & Spaces.  3 Woman show of architectural quilts.  

       October -November, 2016

  • Featured Artist, Morgan Hill 10th Anniversary Quilt and Fibers Arts Show, 2013

  •  Artist in Residence, Empty Spools, Asilomar, California, May, 2012

  • Solo Gallery Exhibition; San Jose State University, San Jose, California, October, 2010

  • Exhibition in the Office of the President, San Jose State University, San Jose, California,

November, 2010-May, 2011

 

Juried:

  • Art Show Case: Carnegie Art Center, Turlock, July-August, 2020.  Pear Still Life, Award of Merit

  • Junctures: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  October 20-November 26, 2017

  • Art Quilts-Works by Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates.  California Heritage Museum, 

December 9, 2017-March 18, 2018.  Carnegie Arts Center April 5-May 27, 2018.

  • Concrete & Grasslands: Studio Art Quilt Associates.  Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR.  

June 10-July 29, 2016.  Will tour England and Ireland in Fall 2017.

  • California Inspirations II: Studio Art Quilt Associates, SJ Quilt Museum May-July 2016, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA October-November 2016

  • Maloof Foundation and Craft in America, California Handmade: State of the Arts, June 7, 2015-January 2, 2016.  Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA

  • Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 47th Annual Textile Exhibition, June 19-July 18, 2015.  

  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the Central Coast Craftmakers, Dimensions 2014, Juried by Carol Sauvion,  Creator & Executive Producer of Craft in America.   2014

  • San Francisco Public Library, Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists, Primal  Green II, 2014

  • International Quilt Show Houston, Texas, SAQA Seasonal Palette, Juried by Kathleen McCabe & Vicki Mangum, 2012

  • Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, Juried by Karey Bresenhan, January-March 2013, (Seasonal Palette)

  • National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky (Seasonal Palette).  My work was chosen to represent Autumn in a collage of the four season on show merchandise, 2013

  • International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California,   (Seasonal Palette) August 2013,           

  • New Quilts of Northern California; Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California, Juried by Northern California Quilt Council into shows 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013

  • Stitched and Layered; Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, California, Juried by Merle Axelrad, UC Davis, June-July, 2013

  • Put Your Best Foot Forward; Creative Framing & Gallery, Oakland, California, Juried by Heather Piazza, April-May, 2013

  • Art of the Blues, Cinema Place Gallery, Hayward, California, Juried by the Hayward Arts Council, June-July, 2011

  • Fabric Art: Art Quilts Plus; Cinema Place Gallery, Hayward, California, Juried by the Hayward Arts Council, September-November, 2011

  • National Small Art Quilt Works; Main Street Gallery, Groton, New York, 2007

  • Expressions: The Art Quilt; Ricky Tims Art Quilt Studio & Gallery, La Veta, Colorado, Juried by Ricky Tims, September, 2006-January, 2007

  • Museum of the American Quilter’s Society Paducah, Kentucky, 2007 Machine Quilters Exposition: Manchester, New Hampshire, 2007

  • American Quilters Society Quilter’s Exposition; Nashville, Tennessee

 

Group Shows:

  • Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA.  Studio Art Quilt Associates featuring four Northern California Fiber Artists, June-July, 2014

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  FiberShots Community Challenge in conjunction with Tasty! too: Food Inspired Quilts, January-April 2014 

  • Festival Internacional de Patchwork e Arts Afins, Curitiba, Brazil, August 27-30, 2014

  • New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, April 5- July 6, 2015

  • Carrefour European du Patchwork, Alsace, France, September 16-19, 2015

  • Vicenza Festival, Vicenza, Italy, October 2015

  • Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016, National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan, April 20-May 29, 2016

 

Public Space Art:

  • Santa Clara County Headquarters Building, Executive floor

  • Silicon Valley FACES, community assistance program office

  • Kaiser Medical Offices and Clinics: Scotts Valley, Roseville, San Jose, Campbell

 

Invitational:

  • Mizuho Town Quilt Association; Tokyo, Japan, Sister Cities Exchange, 2006, 2011, 2014

 

Publications:

2019

  • Geri Patterson-Kutras  A Community Expresses Itself Through Quilting, Quilting Arts Magazine ​​June/July 2019, pages 83-86

2015

  • California Handmade: State of the Arts, Emily Zaiden

2016

  • Inspirations II, No. CA/Nevada SAQA, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Juror, Dolores Miller, Currator, 2016

  • Concrete & Grasslands: Kristin La Flamme, SAQA, 2016

2013

  • Seasonal Palette; Vicki Mangum & Kathleen McCabe, SAQA, 2012

  • People & Portraits; Martha Sielman, Lark, 2013

  • Quilters Newsletter; eyeQ, June/July, 2013

  • SAQA Journal; Seasonal Palette, Spring issue, 2013

  • American Quilters Society, Art Quilt Calendar, 2009, by invitation from Klaudeen Hansen, Editor

  • 1000 Artist Trading Cards; 2007, Patricia Bolton, Quarry Books

Lecturing and Teaching

  • Guest Lecturer and teacher
     

Other Activities:

  • My commitment to the Fiber Arts has lead me to serve for the past three years as the Scholarship Chairperson for the South Valley Quilt Association.  In this role I have contacted colleges in the Bay Area to identify students as candidates for scholarships which help them with the cost of their academic pursuits as fiber artists.  As an artist I believe in giving back to my community and helping emerging artists achieve their goals.

  • I have also served as the Chairperson for a children’s Quilt Camp.  I helped to develop a program for children to spend a week each summer to learn the art of quilting and its forms both traditional and artistic.  The camp is provided to the children at a nominal cost and scholarships are provided to those children whose families cannot afford the tuition.  

  • As a volunteer I have taught children's art classes in both private and public school settings.  It is always a rewarding opportunity to work with children and introduce them to the wonderful world of their own creativity, artists, and art work.