FIBER ARTIST

 

About Melissa

 
Darshan of the Dieties

Darshan of the Dieties

75"x 40"

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

The Calm

The Calm

Santorini Sunset

Santorini Sunset

56.5"x 37.5" 2017

Mudra

Mudra

75"x 51" 2017 Private Collection

Sensei

Sensei

Private Collection

Silk Road Sampler

Silk Road Sampler

60"x 67" 2016 National Quilt Museum

End of the Spin

End of the Spin

43.5" x 57.5" 2014

Natalia's Russia

Natalia's Russia

42"x 52" 2015 Private Collection

Chihuly's Gondola

Chihuly's Gondola

80"x 41.5" 2013 Private Collection

Ode to Inspiration

Ode to Inspiration

52"x 57" 2012 NFS

Venetian Menagerie

Venetian Menagerie

60"x 66" 2011 Private Collection

Facade

Facade

42"x 52" 2010 Private Collection

Burano After the Rain

Burano After the Rain

39"x 29" 2009 Private Collection

Doge's Blue View

Doge's Blue View

43"x 23" 2009

La Rocca

La Rocca

33"x 43" 2009 Private Collection

Sister of Assisi

Sister of Assisi

34"x 25" 2009 Private Collection

Prayer for Sister Fiat

Prayer for Sister Fiat

30"x 36" 2009 Private Collection

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

39"x 41" 2009 Private Collection

Moody Birds

Moody Birds

46"x 34.5" 2009

Angels of the Four Winds

Angels of the Four Winds

35.5"x 35.5" 2009

Archangel Haniel

Archangel Haniel

43"x 36" 2009

Archangel Uriel

Archangel Uriel

36"x 29" 2009 Private Collection

Inner Peace

Inner Peace

43"x 33.5" 2009 Private Collection

Angel of Ross Avenue

Angel of Ross Avenue

29.5x 63" 2009 Private Collection

Angel Watching Over Me

Angel Watching Over Me

28"x 40.25" 2008

Angel of Compassion

Angel of Compassion

30"x 60" 2006 Private Collection

Melissa’s began her unique style of quilting in 2007 and quickly gained recognition and accolades.   Her work has been juried into several national and international shows.  Awards include the Houston International Quilt Festival Best of Show, IQA Master of Contepmorary Artistry, IQA Master of Innovative Artistry, Mancuso’s World Quilt Best of Show and American Quilters Society Best of Show in Charlotte and Lancaster.  She has also been featured in many magazines and on The Quilt Show.

 

Melissa’s photo realistic style of quilting is created by appliquéing numerous pieces of raw edge batiks, and then enhancing them with inks to give them greater depth.  Her vision is to be a catalyst for viewers to see  the beauty and depth in and around us.  Much of her work is influenced by photographs from her travels.

 

With students anxious to learn her techniques, she began teaching in 2015 and by 2017 was teaching internationally.

 

Quilting has become Melissa’s passion, but occasionally you can find her doing professional costuming, interior decorating, floral design or traveling the world in search of her next quilt.

 

Melissa’s artwork can now be found in many private collections and in the National Quilt Museum.   

 

Melissa is a member of the Dallas Quilt Guild, the American Quilting Society and the International Quilting Association.

Everyone is born with the innate ability to create.  

 

I am availabe for workshops and lectures to help you unravel your creative potential.

 

4241 Crestfield Drive

Richardson, Texas  75082

Tel: 214-801-6890

msdesigns@live.com

 

Contact

Chihuly's Gondola

80"x 41.5" 2013 Private Collection