Michelle is a self-taught art quilter and fiber artist and she has been creating non-traditional, one-of-a-kind quilted wall-hangings since 1997. Her early art quilts all feature appliquéd images of insects (made while pursuing a degree in biology), but her range of subjects has changed and broadened since. Michelle’s blend of interests in nature and traditional quilt-making, as well as to her innate sense and love of colour and texture have led her to add layers of different fibers to her quilts. Colourful fibers such as painted cheesecloth, dryer sheets, Tyvek, and frilly yarns add interest and both visual and real texture to the traditional soft and smooth broadcloth surface in Michelle’s quilts.
Michelle’s work is purely ornamental. Her quilts, whether hard-backed or soft, large or small, are designed to hang on the wall. By continually exploring the potential of new forms and textures and constantly experimenting with a variety of new textiles and creative stitchwork, her work is always evolving. Stay tuned to see the new developments!
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