Horizons Machine Quilting
Custom Made Quilts
178 Ferguson St. Guelph, Ontario N1L 1G6
tel: 519-836-9388, cell: 416-768-3775
French Immersion Teacher, French specialist, 15 years experience
Certified teacher in Ontario, # 139301,
Certified California Studio Teacher #90691
Film production, 15 years experience: former I.A.T.S.E. Continuity Supervisor and independent documentary producer-director
Fibre Artist / Quilt artist
French Immersion teacher: 6 yrs experience as an elementary, 1989 to 1995. 9 yrs at the secondary level, French, Business, Art, Science and Communications Technology, 1999 to 2008.
2004-2008: Extended and Core French teacher at Cardinal Newman High School
2003-2004: teacher at Père-René-de-Galinée French language secondary school in Cambridge, Ontario, Gr. 7 & 8 Sciences, Gr. 11 & 12 Art
1999-2003: teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in Scarborough, Extended French, Core French, Business and Communications Technology.
1989-1995: French Specialist, Junior, Intermediate & Senior divisions, teaching elementary French immersion and Core French, James Culnan and St. John’s.
All shows with Laurelwood Productions since 2005
California Studio Teacher, 2005
Master of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, 1999-2002
California teacher certification, French, Multiple Subjects 2001
California State University Fullerton: Teacher Education courses towards California Teacher Certification 1996-1999.
French Specialist, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, 1992-93
Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, B.Ed, French and Drama, 1988-1989
Conservatoire Indépendant du Cinéma Français, Paris, France, 1969-1971, Diplomas, Assistant Director and Script-supervisor.
St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, B.A. French major, 1966-1969
15 years experience freelancing in film-production as a Continuity Supervisor, for hundreds of television commercials and on feature films. Wrote, produced and directed several documentaries for television as well as training videos.
2011-present, Producer/Member of Ed Video Media Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1995-1999, independent film and video-maker in Orange County, California, developing and shooting documentaries, training videos and public service and community programming
1974-1989: freelance Continuity Supervisor in Toronto, documentary writer-producer-director
2017 “Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts”, writer/producer/editor of a 12 min. video and curator of the multimedia show of the same name in the City Hall Berlin Tower Artspace in Kitchener, Ontario, with video displayed on a bank of 20 Christie Digital MicroTiles.
2016-17 – Video trilogy on the Restoration of the 1919 Casavant Pipe Organ in the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph, Ontario and the Restoration and Re-dedication of the Basilica in 2016. (about 15 min. each)
2013 – Producer/Director/Videographer: “Horse-Logging in Southern Ontario”, 25 min.
1996-1999 – Associate Producer, Development: worked with Director/Producer Michel Jones to bring the Kim Campbell biography “Through the Looking Glass” to production by the National Film Board of Canada.
1997 – “Corazon, Lead-builder Training” video, 23-minute training video for Corazon, an all-volunteer organization that builds houses and communities in Mexico for the very poor.
1996 – “Flying Geese Quilters’ Quilt Show” – produced, shot and edited a 50 min. special interest video and half-hour version for television.
Member PSA Committee of Women in Film, Los Angeles – contributions :
1998 – Director, on “CL Blast-off” a PSA for California Literacy, which resulted in the recruiting of more than 250 new volunteer literacy teachers.
1997 – Associate Producer on a PSA for the Lymphoma Research Foundation
1996-1998 Fund-raising Sub-Committee, grant-writing
Earlier Canadian documentary productions, as writer, producer, director,
including “Swiss Carnival in Toronto”, 1982, TVO, CBC,
Award-winning Quilt Artist, 1995-present
“Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts” Multimedia: video on a 5 ft square bank of Christie Digital LED monitors, showing art quilts from 50 Canadian Textile Artists, as well as a physical show of 18 smaller art quilts.
Writer/Product/Editor and Curator, Berlin Tower Artspace, Kitchener City Hall, April/May 2017
‘Scapes, ‘Scopes and Abstracts,
Quilted wall-hangings, from landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and microscapes to abstracts. 10C Shared Space, sponsored by the Guelph Arts Council, Guelph, Ontario, Dec. 2021
“Art Quilts” Westminster Branch Guelph Public Library January 2017
“The Last Ten Years”, Atmosphere Café, Guelph, Dec 2015-Jan 2016
“The Making of an Artist” – a 40-year retrospective of quilts, film/video and photography, at Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, January. 2014
-Artist in residence at the Waterloo County and Area Quilt Gallery, in St. Jacobs, Ontario, 2004 , 2008 and 2013
as well as many other local, national and international group shows.
-recipient of nine Ontario Arts Council grants as a Visiting Artist in Education, spending 30 days a year in elementary school classrooms as a Quilt Artist, 2005-2016
-commissions, classes, lectures, workshops, long-arm quilting.
Fully bilingual English-French, good working knowledge of German, Spanish and Italian Dual nationality: Canadian and Swiss
Married, four adult children, seven grand-children