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My focus on contemporary fabric and mixed media art began nearly 20 years ago after decades of more traditional quilting and exploration of other art forms.  My artwork provides an avenue for artistic expression of my life experience and inspirational themes such as love, peace, environment, culture, and the sacred.  The work combines personal and heartfelt subject matter with a passion for color and a compulsion for finely detailed craft.  Creating art in my studio is a daily practice which brings joy, solace, hope, and purpose to my life.




Learn more about Lin and her work in fabric and mixed media art by scrolling down this page.

Since becoming a full-time fabric/mixed-media artist in 2009, Lin has garnered recognition in both quilting and art arenas in exhibitions nationally and internationally.  She maintains active memberships in several organizations and her art has been published in print and on-line.  


Current and Upcoming Shows:

June – July, 2020: “Off the Wall” Fiber Exhibition; Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA


August, 2020: “Heartful Threads”; Solo Exhibit; SF Bay Quilts; Richmond, CA


November  6 – December 18, 2020:  “Artistry in Fibre”, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA


2019 – 2023: “Stitching California”; NorCA-NorNV SAQA Traveling Exhibit;

   Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah; La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA; Mills Station Arts and Culture      

   Center, Rancho Cordova, CA; Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA; Temecula Valley

   Museum, Temecula, CA; Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA

Past Shows and Exhibitions:

2020: “ART QUILTS”: Sebastopol Art Center, CA

2019: “Masked”; All media exhibit at ASIF (Artist’s Studios in the Foothills); Grass Valley, CA        

2019: “Printmaking on Fiber:  Cloth, Paper, Wood”; Wilbur D. Museum Gallery Reno, NV

2019: “Sacred Threads Biennial Exhibition”, Herndon, VA

2019: “Fabric Messages”, Fiber Art and Sculpture Exhibit; Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA

2018-19: “Things that Matter”, Coalition of Artists with Purpose Exhibition;  

           Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA; Vision Art Gallery, Chandler Art Center, AZ; 

           St. George Art Museum, UT

2018: “Fibre Theatricks”, NorCal/NV SAQA Exhibition: Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

2018: “New Directions 2”, Fiber Art Exhibit: Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, NV

2018: “50thAnnual Textile Exhibition”, Olive Hyde Park, Fremont, CA

2017-18: “Art Quilts”, NorCal/SoCal SAQA Exhibit; California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica,CA;

           Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA

2017-18: “Water is Life” International Exhibition; World Quilt, Orlando, FL; MidAtlantic Quilt

            Festival, Hampton, NJ; New Jersey Quilt Fest, Somerset, NJ; Quiltfest Oasis, Palm 

            Springs, CA;Pacific International Quilt Fest, Santa Clara, CA;Pennsylvania National Quilt

            Extravaganza, Oaks, PA; World Quilt Show, Manchester,MA; New England Quilt

            Museum, Lowell, MA; Human Rights Gallery, Kean Univ., NJ

            October, 2016:  Museo Tuscolano, Frascati, Italy 

            March - September, 2016:  US United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2017: “On the Fringe” Nor Cal SAQA; Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA, Texas Quilt Museum,

            La Grange, TX; Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2017: “Patterns”; Artists Studios in the Foothills, Grass Valley, CA

2017: “New Directions”; Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, NV

2017: Sacred Threads Biennial Exhibition; Herndon, VA

2017: “Art on Paper”; Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2016: Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition; National Tainan Living Arts Center, Tainan City,Taiwan

2016: “Blue Marble” Exhibit; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

2016: "Small Works" ARTful Women Exhibition; Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, NV

2016: "The Classical Elements in Fiber & Poetry"; San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 

           San Jose, CA; Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA; SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2016: Sixth Annual "Landscapes" Art Competition; Light, Space & Time, Online Art Gallery

2016: "The Art of Love"; Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2016: "Organic Designs"; Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA 

2016: Road to California Showcase; Ontario, CA

2015: Sacred Threads Biennial Exhibition; Herndon, VA 

   Traveling Exhibition (2015-2017) Flint Festival of Quilts, Flint, MI; Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA;

             Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA; Empire Quiltfest, Clifton Park, NY; Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, GA;

             Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hayesville NC; Union Church, Berea, KY; Cultural Arts Center, Norcross, GA;

             Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX; Best of the Valley Quilt Show, Lindsay, CA

2015: "Strata - New Works", SAQA Northern California Regional Exhibit;  Harrington Art Gallery

           Pleasanton, CA

2015: ARTful Women Exhibition; ARTHOUSE, Sacramento, CA 

2015: "Pairings - Collaborative Works"; Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA

2015: "That's a Quilt?"; SAQA NorCal Regional Exhibit; San Francisco Quilters Guild Biennial,

              Show, San Francisco, CA

2015: "Six Voices in Cloth"; ARTful Women, Gallery at 48 Natomas, Folsom, CA

2015 - 2013:  Annual Membership Medley Show; Blue Art Gallery, Roseville, CA

2015: "Permission to Play, Art Quilts XIX"; Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ

2014: "Six Voices in Cloth" ARTful Women; Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2014: "Northern California Inspirations - Fiber Space", SAQA NorCal Regional Exhibit; SanJose

              Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA

2014: Studio Art Quilter’s Association (SAQA). Juried Traveling Trunk Show through 2016.

2014: "7 Voices in Fabric Art", ARTful Women; Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA

2014: "small works - BIG TALENT"; Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2014: Quiltfest QASIS, Palm Springs, CA

2014: "Fiber Affairs"; Vacaville Gallery, Vacaville, CA

2014, 2012, 2010:  Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA

2014: "The Art of Music"; Lucchesi Vineyard Tasting Room, Grass Valley, CA

2014: “ARTrageous: Art Quilts XVIII"; Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ

2013: "Textiles and Tasting"; Shenandoah Winery, Plymouth, CA

2013: "Voices in Cloth", ARTful Women; Grass Valley Wine Company, Grass Valley, CA

2013: Sacred Threads Biennial Exhibition, Herndon, VA   

2013 - 2014: Sacred Threads Traveling Exhibit: Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, CO; 

              Quilt Festival, Savannah, GA; Epiphany Parish, Seattle, WA, 

2013: "Put Your Best Foot Forward", SAQA NorCal Exhibit; Creative Framing & Gallery, 

              Oakland, CA 

2013: "Layered and Stitched", SAQA NorCal Exhibit; Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA

2013: "ARTful Women"; The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA

2012: “West Coast Wonders”; International Quilt Festivals in Cincinnati, OH, Long Beach, CA 

2012, 2010:  Main Street Gallery, Weaverville, CA 


Additionally, 2002 – 2019, Lin has premiered new pieces of her art in installations at "The Altar Show: Renewal and Remembrance", an annual community-based arts exhibition in 

Grass Valley,CA. 

Curatorial Experience:


2020: “Off the Wall” Fiber Exhibition, Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA

             Co-curated with Brynn Farwell, Program Director

2019: “Printmaking on Fiber: Cloth, Paper, Wood”, Wilbur D. Museum, Reno, CA

2018-19: “Things that Matter”; Coalition of Artists with Purpose, Nevada City, CA

             Co-curated traveling exhibit with Sandra Poteet, Grass Valley, CA

2018: “Fibre Theatricks”; NorCal SAQA, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

2017: “Patterns”; ASiF Studio, Grass Valley, CA

2016: “Small Works Show”, ASiF Studio, Grass Valley, CA

2016: "The Classical Elements in Fiber & Poetry"; San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 

              San Jose, CA; Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA 

2016: “Prelude to the Altar Show”; Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA




Things that Matter Exhibition Book; Catalog Co-Editor & Designer, 2018 (Art)

Sacred Threads Exhibition 2017; (Art)

The Classical Elements in Fiber & Poetry; Lin Schiffner, Catalog Ed. & Designer, 2015 (Art) 

Sacred Threads Exhibition 2015; Sacred Threads; CQS Press, Pub., 2015 (Art)

Color Play 2; Joen Wolfrom, 2014 (Art)

Sacred Threads Exhibition 2013; Lauren Kinsland, Ed. (Book cover and art)

Quilt of the Day, QUILT Magazine (on-line) November 18, 2012 (Art) 


Lin is a member of the Studio Art Quilters Association; the Surface Design Assn.; and currently serves as a exhibition committee member for NorCA-NorNV SAQA. She also holds memberships with Visions Art Museum and Blue Line Gallery.  She is a resident artist in fabric art and mixed media art at the Artist's Studios in the Foothills (ASIF) and at ArtWorks Gallery, both in Grass Valley, CA.

Education & Career:  

B.A. Psychology, San Francisco State University, CA

M.A. Counseling, Sonoma State University, CA

Decades of college courses, workshops/classes; and independent study in Art

including Graphic Arts and Design; Painting; Printmaking; Stained Glass; Art Quilting.

Thirty years as Community College Counselor.

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