Born Los Angeles CA, 1944

BA, Stanford University, 1966

Teaching Credential, California State University at Fullerton, 1968

MFA, San Francisco State University, 1993 



ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA  

Phoenix Gallery, NYC


Solo Exhibitions

2011               Stage 3, Sonora CA

2010               San Francisco State University, Alumni Gallery, San Francisco CA 

2007               Columbia College, Columbia CA

2007               Featured Quilter, Sierra Quilt Guild Annual Show, Sonora CA

2002               Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco CA

1999               Cafe Sumatra, Twain Harte CA

1998               C/S Bath, San Francisco CA   

1996-98         Lalime’s Restaurant, Berkeley, CA

1993               MFA Show, San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA

1992               Coyote Gallery, Butte College, Oroville CA

1991               East Bay Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Oakland CA

1989-90         Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto and Cupertino CA

1989               Ventura College Art Galleries, Ventura CA

1987               Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas NV

1986               World College West, Marin County CA


Group Exhibitions

2011               “Poem: Non-Representational Art,” ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA

2011               “Text and Texture,” Gallery 48 Natoma, Folsom CA

2011               “Fiber Enriched,” Eureka Museum of Art, Eureka CA

2011               “Fiber 2011,” ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA

2011               “California Currents,” East Bay MUD, Oakland CA

2011               “Fiber Optics,” Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield CA

2010               “Five Artists,” Phoenix Gallery, NYC

2010               “By Hand,” Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga CA

2010               California Fiber Artists, Gallery 625, Woodland CA

2010               “Fiber 2010,” ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA

2010               “Fantastic Fibers, 2010,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY

2010               “500 Art Quilts” Exhibition, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX

2010               California Fiber Artists, Chico Art Center, Chico CA

2010               “Innovations in Fiberarts V,” Sebastopos Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA

2009               “Centralism,” Gallery 25, Fresno CA

2009               “Bold Expressions,” Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento CA

2009               “5th Annual CA Fiber Arts Exhibit,” Santa Cruz Art League, CA (juror Deborah Corsini)

2009               “Chaos Exhibition,” award of merit, Long Beach Arts, CA (juror Scott Ward)

2009               “National Fiber Directions,” Wichita Center for the Arts, KS

2009               California Fiber Artists, Gallery 625, Woodland CA

2009               “Surface Matters,” Kansas City MO

2009-10          “Reflections,” Birmingham, England and traveling (juror Laura Cater-Woods)

2008               “California Open Exhibition,” Long Beach Arts, CA

2008               “Contemporary Abstracts,” ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA

2008               “Art Quilts Lowell 2008,” Brush Art Gallery, Lowell MA

2008               “Art Quilt Show,” O’Hanlon Center for Arts, Mill Valley CA

2008               “National Juried Exhibition,” ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA

2008               “40th Annual Textile Art Exhibit,” Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA

2008               “Clay and Fiber, WomanMADE Gallery, Chicago IL

2008               “Up in Stitches,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY

2007-8            Vale Art Gallery, Chicago IL

2007-8            “Fiberart International 2007,” Pittsburgh PA (jurors: Dorothy Caldwell, Naomi Kobayashi, Lois Moran)

2007-10          “Sum of the Parts,” Surface Design Association’s International Conference, Kansas City     MO and traveling

2007               Guest Artist, “Thread Count” Show, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA

2007               “New Quilts of Northern CA,” PIQF, Santa Clara CA

2007               “National Juried Craft Exhibition,” ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA (jurors: Carol Beadle and Virginia Breier)

2007               “Form, Not Function,” Carnegie Center, New Albany IN

2006-08          “Expressions: The Art Quilt,” La Veta CO and traveling USA

2006-08          “Transformations: Artists Working with Fiber,” Birmingham, England and traveling throughout USA

2006               “Mixed Blessings,” Art Harvest, Sacramento CA

2006               “Valley Threads: New Perspectives in Traditional Craft,” Merced CA

2006               “Textile Arts Today,” Synopsys Inc., Mountain View CA 

2005-06         “California Masters,” Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA

2001-03         “Quilted Constructions,” American Folk Art Museum, NYC and traveling to Nagoya, Japan, Youngstown OH, Ft. Wayne IN, and Calgary, Canada.

1999               “Women's Art Show,” Columbia College, Columbia CA

1995-98          American Cultural Center, Taiwan

1994-98          North Berkeley Library Quilt Shows, Berkeley CA

1992               “Fiber Art,” Maveety Gallery, Salishan OR

1991               “Bay Area Emerging Artists,” Alligator Gallery, San Francisco CA

1991               “Focus: Contemporary Quilts,” Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek CA

1991               “Originals: Innovations in Contemporary Quilts,” Auburn CA

1990-94          “Contemporary Quilts USA,” Boston University 1987 show traveling in Yugoslavia, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Greece, England, Poland, The Netherlands, and Germany

1990                International Textile Design Contest, Tokyo, Japan

1990               “Leslie Carabas, Peggy Moulton & Joanna Lindsley,” Davis Art Center, Davis CA

1990               “The Artist as Quiltmaker IV,” FAVA Gallery, Oberlin OH (juror: Terry Hancock Mangat)

1990                “Quake of '89,” New Pieces Gallery, Berkeley CA

1990                “Quilts as Art,” Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley CA

1990                “Mostly Black & White,” The Craftsman's Gallery, Scarsdale NY

1990                “California  Works,” California State Fair (jurors: Harriet Berman, Jud Fine, Kathryn Funk)

1990                 Retrospective Gallery, La Jolla CA

1989                 “Living on the Edge: Quilts & Drawings,” Arizona State Univ, Tempe AZ

1989                 “Fiber Invitational,” Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk NY

1988                 “The Artist as Quiltmaker,” FAVA Gallery, Oberlin OH (juror: Judy Warren)

1988                 “Design '88,” Showplace Design Center, San Francisco CA (jurors:  Kenneth Trapp, Meredith Tromble, Michael Miller)

1988                “Greater Midwest International,” Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg MO (juror: Roy Slade)

1988                “Celebration 47,” Cedar City UT (juror: Dan E. Burke)

1988                “3COM Art Show,” Mountain View CA

1988                “Quilt Show '88,” Lawrence Gallery, Glendon Beach OR

1988                “The Quilt: New Directions,” Sun Gallery, Hayward CA

1987                “Quilt National '87,” SEO Cultural Arts Center, Athens OH (jurors: Gerhardt Knodel, Penny McMorris, Jan Myers)

1987                “Beyond Power—A Celebration,” San Mateo Arts Council, Belmont CA (jurors:Rena Bransten, Judith Bettelheim, Eleanor Dickenson, Jo Hanson)

1987                “Contemporary Quilts,” Boston University Art Gallery (jurors: Faith Ringgold, Annie Shaver-Crandell, Nancy Halpern, Arlette Klaric)

1987                “Quilts: Tradition & Innovation,” Society for Arts in Crafts, Pittsburgh PA

1987                “Leslie Carabas/Marla Gunderson/Fiber,” Center for Contemporary Art, Kansas City Artists' Coalition, MO

1987               “Witchita National 1987,” Witchita Art Association, KS

1987               “California Works,” California State Fair (jurors: Kathy Erteman, Kenneth Trapp, Edith Wyle)

1987               “Contemporary Quilts,” American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose CA

1987               “Paper/Fiber X,” The Arts Center, Iowa City IA (juror: Nance O'Banion)

1987               “American Quilter's Society Show,” Paducah KY

1986-87          “Five Artists: Quilts,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and traveling to Macon GA, Huston TX, Palo Alto and Stockton CA

1986               “Exibition '86,” Sun Gallery, Hayward CA (jurors: Misch Kohn, Marilyn da Silva, Jim Mitchell, Russel Moore, Sam Richardson)

1986               “Utah Designer Craftsmen 25th Annual,” Salt Lake Art Center UT (jurors: Gerhardt Knodel, David Sofer)

1986               “Kaleidoscope of Quilts,” Children's Home Society, Oakland CA

1986               “All California Biennial Juried Exhibition,” Riverside Art Center CA (juror: Joan Hugo)

1986               “Space: New Form, New Function,” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN (juror: Ken Holder)

1985               “EBHQ Quilts,” Gutcheon Patchworks, New York City NY

1984               “Emerging Quiltmakers,” Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus OH

1984               “From the Hands of Women,” San Francisco Women Artists' Gallery (juror: Inez Brooks-Myers)

1983-84          “Breaking with Tradition,” Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Ontario and traveling in Canada (jurors: Nancy Crow, Gloria Rosenburg, Victor Tinkl)

1983               “California Works,” California State Fair (jurors: George Neubert, Margaret Keelan, John Garrett)

1982               “Quilts:A tradition of Variations,” Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland CA

1982               “Three Contemporary Quiltmakers,” Trinity Art Gallery, Berkeley CA

1981               “Quilt National '81,” SEO Cultural Arts Center, Athens OH (jurors: Daniel Butts, Diane Itter, Nancy Crow)

1978-2010      East Bay Heritage Quilters’ Shows, Oakland CA



1992               Stillwell Fellowship, San Francisco State University

1990               Semi-Finalist in Surface Design, International Textile Design Contest, Tokyo, Japan

1990               Award of Merit, California State Fair

1987               Award of Merit, California State Fair

1983               Fifth Award, California State Fair


Art Related Employment

1988-now      Teacher/Lecturer on fiber techniques, California quilt guilds, Sew Country Fabrics, Sonora CA and Cotton Patch Fabrics, Lafayette CA

1988               Juror, Marin Quilt Festival

1986-87          Curator, “Five Artists: Quilts,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, traveling USA

1982               Co-editor, “Quilts: A Tradition of Variation” catalog

1976-80          Owner/Manager, Patience Corners Fabric Store, Albany CA


Publications: Books and Catalogs

Surface Design Journal, Gallery Issue, September 1, 2006

Fashion Foundation, The International Textile Design Contest, Tokyo, Japan, 1990

Arlette Klaric, Contemporary Quilts USA, Boston University Art Gallery, 1990

Roberta Horton, Plaids & Stripes, C&T Publishing, 1990

Quilts: 1989 Calendar, Landmark Calendars, 1988

Fiber Expressions: The Contemporary Quilt, Schiffer Publishing, 1987

Michael Kile and Rod Kiracofe, The Quilt Digest Press, 1986

Hands All Around, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984

The Great American Log Cabin Book, E.P. Dutton, 1984

Michael Kile and Rod Kiracofe, The Quilt Digest Press, 1983

East Bay Heritage Quilters, Quilts: A Tradition of Variations, 1982


Publications: Reviews and Articles

Suzannah Schatt, Folk Art Magazine, “Quilted Constructions: The Spirit of Design,” Fall 2001

The Union Democrat, “Quilt Patterns Take New Shape,” Aug. 5, 1999

Jim Leitzell, The Union Democrat,“Exhibit Gives Recognition to Women,” Mar.12, 1999

Carol Jessen, Quilting International, “In My Opinion...The Art Versus Craft Debate Revisited,” Nov. 1993

Anna I. McClain, Diablo Magazine, “Ordinary Genius: Artists Who Transform Everyday Crafts into Fine Art for the Home,” Sept. 1991

Carol Jessen, Fiberarts, “Stitches That Do More Than Bind,” Nov/Dec 1991

Carol Fowler, Contra Costa Times, “New Art Exhibits Spotlight Quilts,” July 29, 1991

Marilyn Moyle, Davis Enterprise, “Fine Crafts Dominate Gallery Scene,” Feb. 15, 1990

Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Colorful Quilts on Display in LV,” Aug. 2, 1987

Margo Ernst, The Stockton Record, “Short Quilt Show Is a Work of Art,” Sept 13, 1987

Jessica Scarborough, Fiberarts, “Five Artists: Quilts,” Sept/Oct 1986

Kathleen Rowley, Fiberarts, “Quilts: A Tradition of Variations,” Mar/Apr 1983