Julie has been creating art in the fibre medium for over thirty years. Originally a quilter and seamstress taught by her mother, it was in a fabric landscape course at Olds College, Alberta where Julie first met fibre artist Judith Baker Montano and created her first “crazy-quilt landscape”. This combination of embroidery with quilting moved Julie to experiment and develop her own unique compositions from fabric and thread. Julie’s artwork is inspired by the Canadian landscape, and she is drawn by the challenge of creating depth and textures through fabric and thread. By hand-painting the sky fabrics, each picture is brought to life and given a paint-like quality that draws the viewer deep into the scene. From a distance, the fabric landscapes can easily be mistaken for paintings, but a closer inspection reveals the intricate detail of the textile medium.

Julie studied Clothing & Textiles at the University of Manitoba and has worked as a fabric buyer, merchandiser, instructor and retail entrepreneur in Winnipeg. She works out of her River Heights Studio, painting fabric, stitching landscapes and creating resources for other fabric lovers. 


Studio Art Quilt Associates, member 

Fibre Arts Network, member

Textile Fibre Artists of Manitoba, member