A native of Ithaca, NY and a graduate of Cornell University, Elsie has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in Ithaca and New York City.  She began piecing quilts in high school but her interest in, and knowledge of, quilting intensified when she worked at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

Living in the Finger Lakes Region and spending many summers in the Adirondack Mountains has provided endless inspiration for Elsie’s art.  Nature abounds with fascinating shapes and patterns.  The interplay of light and shadow captivates and challenges her to interpret them into visual fabric compositions.

Creating original quilt patterns and playing with a wide palette of fabrics to achieve the desired effects of light, color, and texture are the most rewarding parts of the process for this fiber artist.  The more fabrics in a quilt…the better the adventure! 





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