Meet Your Representative (GA/SC) Meg Filiatrault

I make original fine art for the walls and décor from many various types of fibers and fabrics that are stitched together and quilted.  I use both commercial fabrics and fabrics and fibers that I have created by dying, felting, painting, piecing, appliquéing, embellishing, and then quilting them on my home sewing machine.

 My quilting journey began when I was told about my grandmother and her quilts.  I was told that when I married, I would be given a wedding quilt that she had already made for me.  When I saw it, I thought it was gorgeous and knew that some day, I would continue the tradition.   I worked as an educator in the public schools in Trumbull, CT until 2005, when I moved to South Carolina to retire.  My generous husband gave me a sewing machine of my choice to celebrate my retirement and thus my serious quilting began.  I am following the family tradition of making a quilt for each of my grandchildren to give them when they are married.

I started taking workshops and found that I enjoyed most the creative design of my own ideas. I loved the excitement I felt, and the uniqueness of what I was able to create.  I started taking pictures and making quilts with the pictures as my inspiration.  I also was invited to join a local art quilt guild where I enjoyed many hours of creative play.  My quilts speak from my heart about what inspires me in this glorious world that God has created.  I continue to enjoy learning, creating and challenging myself to explore innovative ideas and techniques.

My work can be found in private collections in eight states and two foreign countries.

Low Country Sunset
Low Country Sunset
©  Meg Filiatrault