Linda Nelson-Johnson
808 Fourth Street
Nevada, Iowa 50201

1986 Master of Arts
College of Art and Design, Iowa State University
1983 Bachelor of Arts
College of Art and Design, Iowa State University
2006-2013 Associate Clinical Professor of Design
Assistant Director/Chair Interior Design
School of Architecture and Construction Management
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Washington State University
2006 Associate Professor Emeritus
Arizona State University
1985-2006 Associate Professor of Design
Associate Director/Graduate Coordinator
Interior Design Foundation Program Coordinator
College of Design, Arizona State University
1983-1985 Graduate Teaching Assistant
Interior Design, College of Art & Design, Iowa State University
2008 Design of conference room furnishings
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences,
Washington State University
2001-2006 Dobson Ranch Association, Color consultant
2001-2006 Resources/Solutions, Inc., Graphic artist
1993-2006 L’nJ Designs, principal: Stencil designs and decorative painting
1999-2006 Knoell & Quiodort Architects, Decorative painting artist
1998-2006 Studio S, Phoenix, Arizona, Decorative painting artist
1996 Frank Lloyd Wright: The Phoenix Papers
Volume II: The Natural Pattern of Structure, Editor
Author: “On the Natural Pattern of Structure,” pp. 90-107 and
Afterward,” pp. 140-143
Publisher: The Herberger Center for Design Excellence, College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Arizona State University
1989 The Iowa Capitol: A Harvest of Design
Co-author Jerry C. Miller
Publisher: Plain Talk Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa
2014 Linda Nelson Johnson, A Collection of Quilts, 120 ART Gallery, Taylor, Texas,
June 19-July 5
International Competitions/Shows:
2014 Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) trunk show.
Selected for the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, permanent collection.

  • “Autumn Colors (small)”
2013 LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival,
October 4-6, LaConner, Washington

  • ”Autumn Sunset” – Award of Excellence, 2nd Place – Open
  • ”Iowa Made” – Award of Excellence, Recycled/Reused Materials
  • “Autumn Colors” – Honorable Mention
2007 $100,000 Quilting Challenge, International competition

  • “Reflections of Summers Past”

Art quilt chosen as one of the top 40 submissions

National Competitions:
2010 Sam Davis Home Quilt Show
Smyma, Tennessee, October 1-31

  • “Shipley Corner” – Best Theme Award
2009 Cloth•Paper•Scissors Calendar Competition, Judges’ Choice

  • Life is Like a Box of Christmas Fireworks”

Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar

  • Shipley Corner” chosen for 2010 calendar
Regional Competitions:
2014 Transparent, Translucent, Transformed… Surface Design Association Regional Exhibit, Iannelli Studio Heritage Center, Park Ridge, Illinois,
2010 Innovations Quilt Show and Conference
Tacoma, Washington, September 15-18

  • Autumn Day” – First Place: Contemporary Art
  • Pretty Van Gogh” – Third Place: Contemporary Art
2008 Quiltfest 2008, August 6-10

  • Reflections of Summers Past”, Awarded Viewers’ Choice
International/National Competitions:
2014 Visions Art Museum: Hand Dyed
May 2-July 20, San Diego, California

  • “The Promise 2”
2013 A.I.R Gallery, Postcard Show: Wish You Were Here
June 27-July 12, Brooklyn, New York

  • “Clowning Around”
2010 Sam Davis Home Quilt Show, Smyma, Tennessee, October 1-31

  • “Shipley Corner”

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Expo, Des Moines, Iowa, October 6-9

  • “Iowa Made”
2008 American Quilter’s Society Expo & Contest, Des Moines, Iowa, October 8-11

  • “Reflections of Summers Past”

Road to California: Quilters’ Conference & Showcase, Ontario, California, January 17-20, “Reflections of Summers Past”

  • Machine Quilters Exposition, New Hampshire, April 14-19, “Reflections of Summers Past”

International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California, July

  • “The Shipley Corner”

Quilt Market & International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, October

  • “The Shipley Corner”
Regional Competitions:
2014 Transparent, Translucent, Transformed…Surface Design Association, Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, Park Ridge, Illinois

  • “Autumn Colors”
  • “The Promise”
  • “Fleur-de-lis”
  • “Through the Kelp”
2010 Innovations 2010, Tacoma, Washington, September 15-18

  • Autumn Day”
  • “Pretty Van Gogh”

•Quilt Fest 2010, LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington, October 1-3

  • “Reflections of Summers Past”
2009 Innovations 2009, Tacoma, Washington, September 16-19

  • Life is Like a Box of Christmas Fireworks”
  • “Bountiful Harvest”
2012 Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Union Town, Washington
School of Design and Construction Art Show, February

  • “Reflections of Summers Past”
  • “Pears on the Palouse”
2010 6th Annual Reinterpreting Reality, Compton Union Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, March 1-30

  • “Iowa Made”
  • “Autumn Day”
2014 “Autumn Sunset” image used to announce LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum Fiber Arts Festival 2014 and also published in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2014
2009 Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar

  • “Shipley Corner”

Cloth•Paper•Scissors, Sept./Oct., pp. 62-63

  • “Life is Like a Box of Christmas Fireworks”
2008 Quiltfest 2008 (Northwest Regional), August 6-10

  • “Reflections of Summers Past”
  • Awarded Viewers’ Choice
2007 $100,000 Quilting Challenge, October

  • “Reflections of Summers Past”
2014 Independent Study, Jane Dunnewold
Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson, Pam Holland Seminar
2011-2013 Art Cloth Master Class, 5 sessions, Jane Dunnewold
2010 Alegre Retreat, Gateway Canyons, Colorado, Jane Dunnewold
2009 Alegre Retreat, Gateway Canyons, Colorado, Fran Skiles
Inspired Design: Jacquard & Entrepreneurial Textiles, International Conference, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Ashville, North Carolina