Martha Jane Petersen discovered her love of artistic expression as a child. Her father’s career as an engineer took them across the United States as well as abroad. This gave her the opportunity to explore many rich cultural environments, and fueled her desire to record that magical time through writing and art. As an adult, Martha spent time abroad as a minister, and continued to transform her travels into the written word and visual art. She added fiber work to her creative pursuits after she retired, and Martha describes her current body of wall pieces as “Improvisational Quilts”. Martha’s imagery has a strong sense of place, and many of her pieces are embellished with found bits and pieces that make her creations feel like captured moments in time.