Claire has been a lifelong Maker. She studied studio art in Ontario, Canada and has a degree in art photography and painting. She came to quilt making when her children were young, making her own clothes while teaching herself to sew on a treadle machine. Early on she began quilt demonstrating at the Shelburne Museum and developed a fondness for antique quilts. Through teaching her kids to sew and quilt, Claire developed classes for children in the homeschool community and taught adult workshops. She branched out to art quilting, incorporating unusual fabrics, clothing and many embellishments. As the modern quilt movement took hold, she found connection to a simpler aesthetic. It aligned with her intuitive approach to art making. She has many pieces which include both handwork and machines. She has served on the board of Champlain Valley Quilters Guild for the last four years.
Vermont Modern Quilt Guild
Studio Art Quilters Associates Surface Design Associates
Artist in Residence co-op gallery St Albans
Claire always has hand work projects on the go. Travel or movie watching, she lives by the ‘no idle hands’ philosophy.
Claire has made her home in Burlington for thirty years.