"For Johnston, shape—created by color and value, pattern and texture—is a vehicle to express a complex interpretation of her complex world. Her focus is on symmetry that isn’t precise, pattern that only seems to repeat, and rhythm that is continually varied. The constant tension between order and disorder is a unifying thread that links her quilted pieces into a cohesive body of work."
—Michael W. Monroe
Curator-in-Charge, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Director Emeritus, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA