BA in Chemistry, Boston University, 1965


Attended Antioch College, University of CT, and various art classes and workshops at the University of Hartford, the West Hartford Art League, Farmington Valley Arts Center, and The Artists’ Collective

Further studies with Margot Rosenthal (collage), Ionis Martin (drawing and painting), and Bill Toulis, Pratt Institute (silk screening)


NEQA Juried Quilt Show, 2006

Wintonbury Art League, 2000

New Britain Museum Friends Exhibition, 1982

Northwestern CT Art Association, 1982

Canton Gallery on the Green Open Show, 1980

CT Women Artists, 1980

Church of St. Timothy Art Show, 1978

Ellsworth Gallery National Exhibition, 1977


Exhibitions & Memberships

2000 New York Cow Parade

CT Academy of Fine Arts

CT Women Artists

CT Watercolor Society

Wintonbury Art League

New Haven Paint & Clay Club

Canton Gallery on the Green

New Britain Museum Friends Exhibition

Northwestern CT Art Assoc.

Ellsworth Gallery

Church of St. Timothy’s Annual Show

Solo and Group Shows

Canton Gallery on the Green

Mandell JCC Chase Family Gallery, 2014

TheaterWorks, 2012

Farmington Valley Arts Center, 2010, 2011

Uconn Health Center, 2008

Atria Hamilton Heights, 2007

100 Pearl Street Gallery, 2004

West Hartford Art League


Quilting Arts Magazine, Aug./Sept. 2014

Quilters Newsletter Magazine, June/July 2015

1000 Quilt Inspirations, by Sandra Sider

Minimal Quiltmaking, by Gwen Marston

Free Range Triangle Quilts, by Gwen Marston and Cathy Jones

Phyllis Small


I have always had a passion for art. I am a fiber artist, combining my background in collage and printmaking with the medium of fabric.

My inspiration to create quilts comes from what I see around me every day. I find color, shape, and line hard to resist. I love all colors and experimenting with the infinite combinations.


Creating art with textiles to me, is fun and exciting.  I also find it relaxing, therapeutic, and necessary to my well-being.


Color, shape, line, texture, and especially the feel of fabric, inspire me to create. The tug is irresistible; it is the process, as much as the end result that I love. 

I live in West Hartford, CT with my husband of over 50 years.  I earned a BA degree in Chemistry and hold a private pilots license. My husband and I fly our Cessna 182 to Martha's Vineyard and other parts of the country where I am eternally inspired by the patchwork landscape below us.