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An avid quilter with a severe fabric addiction, Donna has been sewing since she was 12, inheriting her love for quilts from her mother's Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors.  Inspired by their work, Donna started quilting 35 years ago.  In 1997 she began to explore 'surface design' techniques in fiber and to incorporate them into her quilts, resulting in "Art Quilts'... quilted wall hangings that from a distance look like traditional art.

     Donna teaches, lectures and exhibits her work throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic region, participating in national quilt shows as well as local art/craft events.  She is a three-time winner in Quilting Arts Magazine’s annual calendar contest (2005, 2006, 2008) and a 2007 winner of their Judge’s Choice Award.      After spending 5 summers on the Eastern Shore, Donna and her husband, Derry, became Temperanceville residents seven years ago, enjoying time spent in their garden and fishing the inland waterway.