LaVerne's award winning textiles have become iconic in Pittsburgh's fiber arts community. A fiber artist for 40 years, her work draws the viewer in through her adventurous use of color, pattern, motion and meaning. Over the years, LaVerne's work has evolved from woven clothing to include jewelry, greeting cards, wall hangings, sculptural dolls and home goods. She explores and incorporates on and off loom weaving, handmade felt, traditional and Japanese Shibori dying techniques and beading to enhance her textiles. LaVerne's work has been exhibited across the US and featured multiple times in the Carroll Harris Simms National Black Art Competition & Exhibition in Dallas, and she has won multiple awards from The African American Art Exhibition at Actors Theater in Louisville.