Coleman has exhibited quilts nationally and in South Africa, Europe, Japan, Costa Rica, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, and her quilts can be found in numerous corporate, private, and museum collections. She has received grant awards from the Creative Workfund, Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. She received the Alameda County Arts Leadership Award in 2009.
Coleman has combined her 30 years of social service experience and quiltmaking to provide community art education in schools, libraries, community organizations, and juvenile justice centers. As a teaching artist with a long standing relationship with the Alameda County Arts Commission, she taught quiltmaking for three years to incarcerated youth at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. She also worked with the Minerva Project, where boys and girls looked at positive traits about themselves and family members to make quilts.
In 2015, she curated an exhibit for her guild, the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland, to make quilts focusing on various aspects of community life in Oakland, California. The exhibit was displayed in various locations around the city, and reviewed in the New York Times.