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Alignment. Published by Amazon, 2018

Short essays on becoming fully human.

Breast Cancer Quilts: Coping with Breast Cancer Through Quilt Making.  Published by Amazon, 2016.

Getting Comfortable: A Woman in the West. (Seven personal

essays) Jumping Cholla Press, 1997.

Quilts As Text(ile)s: The Semiotics of Quilting. (A

revision of my Ph.D. dissertation) Peter Lang

Publications. 1996.

Quilt Culture: Tracing the Patterns. (An anthology of

essays theorizing quilting) Edited with Cheryl Torsney,

Professor at West Virginia University. University of

Missouri Press, 1994.

Selected Articles:

"Making  Text(ile)s,"  Weber the Contemporary West. Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2017. 61-66.


"Chemo,"  Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey.  Best of Exhibition, 1st Prize Winner; Best Entry by a Person Diagnosed with Cancer; Best Mixed Media by a Person Diagnosed with Cancer. 2012.

"Trusting the Process: The Creative Links Between Writing

and Quilting," Textile Perspectives, British Quilting

Guild. Issue 49, Summer 2010. Ps. 14-16.

"Pens and Needles: Writing About Quilts." Textile

Perspectives, British Quilting Guild. Issue 47, Summer

2009. June 2009.

"Clay Lessons." (Personal essay) Weber Studies, Volume

23, No. 2, Winter 2007. 62-69.

"Annotated Bibliography of a Selection of Children's

Books Featuring Quilts and Quilters." Blanket Statements,

issue 71, Winter 2003. P. 13.

"Tell Me a Story: Cultural Values in Quilt Literature."

Uncoverings: Journal of the American Quilt Study Group,

Vol. 23. Lincoln, Nebraska: American Quilt Study Group,

2002. 65-80.

"A Feast of Stories." Vista: Weber State University News

for Alumni and Friends. Spring 2000. 8-9.

"Creating Space for Marriage." Utah Foreign Language

Review, March 2000. Volume X No.1. 90-99.

"Dividing Up the World," personal essay. Weber Studies.

Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall 1999. 39-45.

"Nothing can be sole or whole that has not been rent":

Fragmentation in the Quilt and The Color Purple.

Reprinted in Critical Essays on Alice Walker, edited by

Ikenna Dieke. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press,

1999. 163-170

"A Stitch in Crime: Quilt Detective Novels." Uncoverings:

Journal of the American Quilt Study Group, Vol. 19, 1998.


Giving Birth to Menopause." Sing Heavenly Muse! Women's

Poetry and Prose (Womenstory: Memoir). Issue # 23,

January 1998. 80-86.

"Inherited Slides: Photo(auto)biography." Rocky Mountain

Review of Language and Literature.Vol.51, no. 2, 1997.


"An AIDS Patchwork: personal essay." Weber Studies. Vol.

13, No. 3, Fall 1996. 65-74.

With Priti Kumar: "Living Between Cultures: A Dialogue."

The Researcher: Journal of Northern Rocky Mountain

Educational Association. Vol. 11 No 1, May 1996. 27-31.

"Making Critical Connections in Quilt Scholarship."

Uncoverings: Journal of the American Quilt Study Group,

Vol. 16, 1995. 229-243.

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