of the Studio Artist Dottie Gantt

Picture of Dottie and CW Gantt
CW and Dottie Gantt
Photo by Neal Montgomery


Family - When my father was in the U.S. Army, I spent most of my childhood moving and living around the USA - West Virginia, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, and South Carolina.  I also had the wonderful opportunity to experience living in Germany and France for 8 years, and to travel all over Europe and to some parts of Africa.

My husband [CW] and I met while students at the University of South Carolina. Since our marriage, we have lived in South Carolina, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Illinois.

Perhaps you could say that my life has been a "moving" experience in more ways than one.

Picture of Dottie Gantt in front of art quilt "When One Door Closes ..."

Dottie in front of the art quilt -
"When One Door Closes ..." ©1998
Photo by CW Gantt

Education I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

I have also studied fine arts at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and at DuPage College and Waubonse College in Illinois.  Whenever the opportunity arises, I continue to take courses and workshops in fine art, fiber/textiles, mixed media, and quilt making techniques.


Work - After 20+ years with AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs as a Computer Science Engineer, I left engineering to establish Lakeside Designs as a professional outlet for my art.  Now I create my art full-time, and enjoy doing what I had been doing in the margins previously.

Interests - In addition to my passion for the arts, I confess to being an avid "bookworm". I love many types of music, enjoy the out-of-doors, like to fish, gardening, collecting stamps & postcards, photography and traveling.  I am also an Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) - my call sign is KF4NQM [KF4-Nice Quilt Maker]

Picture of William and Neal Montgomery

Photo above taken January 6, 1996 in Columbia, SC,  of William J. Montgomery and Emma Neal Montgomery.  Photo is of my parents with their 50th Wedding Anniversary Memory Quilt, which I made for them.  It contains hand-written signatures and personal comments from family and friends; as well as photos of my parents before marriage and after. 

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