Meet Your Representative Nanette S. Zeller

I am an award winning mixed media textile artist whose work is deeply influenced by my love and study of nature. My artistic style evolved through a life filled with creative exploration. Shortly after earning a master’s degree in wildlife biology, I began developing my quilting skills and in 2008 discovered a passion for art quilting.


My artwork has been published in international periodicals (Quilting Arts Magazine and Fiber Arts Now) and is included in Lesley Riley’s “Inspirational Quotes” (North Light Shop). My art quilts have been exhibited in regional and national shows and galleries, including Sacred Threads and International Quilt Festival - Houston. 

Veering from my early roots in traditional quilting, I tend to push the limits creating art quilts which are accented with mixed media techniques. I enjoy incorporating detail and depth by using a variety of textiles, free-motion quilting and embroidery, paints, colored pencils, and other techniques that inspire me. 

My art is a testimony to my passion for nature and frequently carries an underlying message about protecting our natural resources. My love of textile art is also expressed through writing and teaching. I have attended several SAQA Conferences and look forward to representing the NC/VA Region.


© 2106 Nanette S. Zeller
38.5" x 19.5"