Native Nevadan

Born in 1968

Married to Bryan Gardner

Desire to educate on the use of textile as a fine art form.


Studied under:

Nancy Ryan- Impressionistic Art Quilts

Denise Oyama Miller_ Paint and Art Quilts

Sophie Jane Standing-Thread Painting, Free Motion Embroidery

Loraine Turner- Embellishment of Textile art

University of Nevada, Reno B.A. Liberal Studies 1998


Active Member of Reno Open Studios: 2015-2021 I worked with other volunteers of the organization to display and coordinate art for both Art Town and the annual art show in September. Fiber and Mixed Media Artist

Member of SAQA: Studio Art Quilt Associates: Fiber and Mixed Media Artist (SAQA)

Member of Sierra Arts Foundation

Guest artist: Reno Artist’s Co-Op



Winter 2021- Western Textile Show- Spanish Springs Library

Fall 2019- Flora and Fauna- South Valley’s Library


Studio Art Quilts Assoc.- 2021 Art Quilts 2, a regional show.

Fall of 2021-Sierra Arts Foundation- Flora and Fauna of the West. A Textile Exhibit with Nancy Ryan and Denise Omata Miller.

Spring 2020- “Reflections” National Juried Exhibition, Arc Gallery and Studios-San Francisco

Spring 2020- “Equis”- Sierra Arts Foundation.

12”x 12” Member Show- Sierra Arts Foundation-

Artist’s Christmas Show- Reno Artist’s Co-Op-

Reno Open Studios- 2015-2020

Fall 2019 SAQA ( Studio Art Quilt Associates) International Quilt Organization’s Annual On-line auction.

Publications: “Reflections,” National Juried Exhibition, Arc Gallery and Studios-San Francisco.


Works held in Private Collections in Reno, and Las Vegas, Nevada and Merced, California, Virginia and Florida.