Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sally Manke

Happy Thursday!

Today our featured Michigan Artist is SallyManke. Sally is a retired home economics/art teacher. Her passion is fiber, color, texture and design so she just sort of evolved into a fiber artist. She makes and designs each piece that she creates, getting her inspiration from travel, quilt shows....well just everywhere.

This is one of her favorite piece. It is the Hollyhock Cottage Art Quilt. The inspiration was from a trip to France, it's filled with flowers and old buildings and it is in her two favorite colors from the red and blue pallet. It will be featured in the PBS Quilt Expo in Wisconsin next month.

And here are a couple of her other favorites:

I love and am absolutely amazed at all the details in these!

Sally does not do craft shows however she has had quilts selected and shown at International Quilt Shows.

Sally beleives that there is that one career for everyone that you enjoy so much and are so passionate about you'd almost pay to be able to do it. Creating fiber art is that career for her. She enjoys creating commission confetti quilts of your favorite landscape, seashore or architecture. Feel free to contact her!

You can find Sally on facebook:

You can also find her at the Pleasant Valley Resort Hotel located in Arcadia, Michigan. Sally and Patrick have owned the resort since 1985 and offer motel rooms and cottages in a quaint, small town atmosphere from early spring through the crisp fall season. They can help you find the quietest beach spot, the most challenging hike or the tastiest local dining.

I might just have to take a trip to check it out and hope you do too!

If you would like to see more of Sallys beautiful work or shop online, you can find her here:

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