Geri Beam's passion for art began during her time in high school, where she actively participated in performing arts programs. This love for the arts continued to grow over the years, leading her to become involved in community theater for two decades.

Her dedication and talent eventually earned her membership in the prestigious Actors Equity Association in 2002. Alongside her theatrical pursuits, Geri explored various artistic mediums such as oil paints, ceramics, and fused glass. However, it wasn't until 2009 that she discovered her true focus after taking textile classes with renowned artists Laura Wasilowski and Jane Dunnewold. Recognizing her immense potential, Geri was accepted into Jane Dunnewold's highly esteemed Art Cloth Mastery Program in 2012.

As a result, she made the bold decision to retire from her 26-year-long career in the information technology field. Geri joined the Surface Design Association in 2011, and her exceptional work was showcased in the SDA 2013 Member's Show. Currently residing in Georgia and California, Geri is an active member of numerous sewing and quilt guilds. She dedicates her time to both teaching and creating remarkable works of art.

Artist's statement

I am compelled to create. If a day goes by without creative release, dark, mental clouds gather! Making art clears the air, brings light, and relieves the stress of everyday life.

My goal is to express my deepest feelings and to help others to do the same. There is nothing so sweet as to see someone experience an ah-ha moment.

An inner voice guides me. I work quickly and intuitively - letting myself get lost in the moment of creation. My preferred materials are luxurious natural fibers that feel good to touch.

Tactile textures and rich color add the complexity I seek, yet simple lines, capable of expressing movement or feeling, are what I value most. I use sparkle and shine to generate realism; but sparingly! I am currently honing my craft and clarifying my artist's voice.

Expanding the tools in my creative tackle box avoids boredom and lassitude. Incorporating computer technology and software programs balances any weakness in manual processes.

I continue to create classes and lectures to teach others how to tap their creative voice. I hope to inspire and influence the lives of others through my art, and through sharing the gifts I have been given.


Mixed Media and Art Quilt
Specialize in art quilts and mixed media 2009 - Present

Computer Software for Quilting, Embroidery and Digitizing
RNK CraftNCut and Total Quilter, Premier+, EQ7 and EQStitch digitizing

Theatrical Costume Design
Costume Department Sonoma State University 2001-2003

Costumer for Roswell Village Playhouse, Atlanta GA 1992-2001


CraftNCut and ScanNCut classes at Meissner's Sewing and Vacuum Center 2018-2020

Assistant to Jane Dunneworld The New Art Cloth at Art Quilt Tahoe 2012

Art Quilt Classes New Pieces Quilt Shop, Berkeley CA 2012-2014

Art Quilt Classes Village Sewing Center, Santa Rosa, CA 2012-2016


Fiber Expressions, Napa CA
2019 Saint Helena Library - Traditions on Highway 29

2019 Napa Valley College - Concealment, RLS Park On a Clear Day

2016 Pacific International Quilt Show - Traditions on Highway 29

2014 Saint Helena Library - Wicked

Pointless Sisters, Santa Rosa CA
2019 Finley Hall Community Center - Time Learns How to Fly, Floating to the Top

2019 Sonoma County Quilt Show Featured Artist - Traditions On Highway 29

2018 Spring Lake Village - 12x12 inches, Iris, Bleeding Heart

2018 Pacific International Quilt Show - Bee-Loved

2018 - Occidental Center of the Arts - Floating to the Top, Favorite Flowers

2017 Wine Country Quilt Show - Concealment

2017 Finley Hall Community Center - Over the Rainbow, Molly Mantis Does Social Media

2017 Occidental Center of the Arts - Molly Mantis Does Social Media

2016 Heron Hall Art Gallery - Laguna de Santa Rosa - Concealment

2016 Wine Country Quilt Show - X-Dash

2016 Occidental Center of the Arts - Concealment, X-Dash

2015 Occidental Center of the Arts - Windshield, Two Halves Make a Hole, Awesome Wonder

2015 Rincon Valley Library - Awesome Wonder

2015 Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club - Two Halves Make A Hole

2014 Finley Hall Community Center - Point of View

2014 Sprint Copy Center, Sebastopol CA - Two Halves Make A Hole

Napa Valley Quilt Show
2016 - Mucha Nuevo Seasons, Gold Beam Wine Label, Traditions on Highway 29

2015 - Spring Fuchsias, Wicked, Window View, Allegro Risata

Ladies of the Lake, Lakeport CA
2015 - Dandelion Lifecycle, Awesome Wonder

2014 - Flower Tuft, Lizard, Window View, Winter Wood

Art Master 2012 Jane Dunnewold Program
Houston Quilt Show - Dandelion Life Cycle, Dragonfly Life Cycle


Member - Fiber Expressions - Napa, CA 2013 - Present

Member - Finding Voice Design Group, Berkely CA, 2014 - Present

Member - American Sewing Guild, Santa Rosa Chapter, 2010 - Present

Member - East Bay Heritage Quilters - Kensington, CA 2014 - Present

Member - Emeritus Member Pointless Sisters, Santa Rosa, CA Present

Member - Active Member Pointless Sisters, Santa Rosa, CA 2014 - 2019

Member - Actors Equity Association 2002 - Retired 2016

Member - Art Beyond the Surface - Online gallery

Member - Northern California Quilt Council (Teacher) - Pleasant Hill, CA 2014 -2019

Member - Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild - Lake County, CA 2013 - 2016

Member - Napa Valley Quilt Guild, Napa, CA 2013 - 2019

Member - Santa Rosa Quilt Guild, Santa Rosa, CA 2012 - 2016

Member - Waste Water Women Design Group, Santa Rosa CA 2009- 2012

Member - Embellishment Club, The Sewing and Vacuum Place, Santa Rosa CA, 2011- 2014