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.