21st Annual Bennington Quiltfest

September 13 - 14, 2014   Sat:9-5, Sun:9-4

Mount Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road
Bennington, Vermont

2014 Featured Quilter: Michele Scott

Michele Scott, 2014 Featured Quilter

Approximately eighteen years ago, Michele decided to take up a little hobby of quilting to pass the time. Like every other self-respecting "quilt-a-holic", it quickly became a passion. Machine quilting was of particular interest to her, as it was just becoming a popular and acceptable way of quilting your quilt. Michele was fascinated with the freedom of free motion quilting - especially creating designs that need no marking. Embellishing quilts with a variety of decorative threads was thrilling to her, and she was determined to incorporate as many of them in my quilts as she could! Working with these threads could sometimes be frustrating, so she spent countless hours developing strategies to work with them more effectively.

Her main goal as an educator is to conduct positive upbeat classes that teach solid techniques and give all levels of quilters new confidence. For the past 10 years, she has taught at many quilt guilds and shows across the United States and Canada. In addition, she is on the faculty of The Academy of Quilting. The Academy of Quilting provides the quilting community with a variety of classes for quilters online.

At the same time that Michele began lecturing and teaching, she began working with McCall's Quilting and Quick Quilts magazines. Over the past 10 years, she's had over 60 quilts published in their magazines. With several articles in Quilter's Home Magazine, she's begun designing for Fons and Porter and writing for Quilter's Home magazine and Quilter's Choice Network (QCN), a new online quilting community.

Michele's newest passion is designing fabric for Northcott Silk. Graphic design is a just another way to express her creativity, and it's so wonderful for her to use the textiles created in quilts!

Her book, Bobbin' Quiltin' and Fusin' Fun was debuted by AQS at the International Quilt Market in Houston, Fall 2011. Additionally, Michele paired up with Aurifil Threads to create her own line of machine quilting threads called Prism. Prism threads are a heavyweight (12 wt) variegated thread that span the colors of the rainbow!

Lectures on both days will be at 1:00 pm.

Admission $7, Children 12 and under free. Handicapped Accessible.

Group tours and buses welcome. Contact the Quiltfest Chair for more information.

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