Niraja Cheryl Lorenz
I began weaving as a teenager in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After high school, with a table loom and a foot locker of yarn, I explored the U.S. visiting national parks and wilderness areas. Later, I studied biology (B.A.) and psychology (Ph.D.). I began quilting in 1995 and first studied with Nancy Crow in 2007 where the world of creating art was opened to me. After twenty years as a research psychologist, I am now a full time studio artist in Eugene, Oregon.