Welcome to Zyland Arts Blog
I’m Michelle Perkins and I would like to share how I began.
Since, I can remember, I have always had a passion for Art. Sometime later, I had a desire to quilt. I didn’t know that you could incorporate Art into Quilts, neither had I heard the term “Art Quilts.” Plus, I had no previous sewing background.
So, I started my own business retailing Arts and Crafts created by other Artists. I quickly became an Art vendor at many different shows. Much later, I learned how to sew a Quillow. I made and sold those Quillows at shows.
One day, I met a lady in a fabric store and I expressed my desire to learn how to quilt. This lady told me where and with whom to take a quilt class. If I ever see her again, I would love to thank her.
I took that quilt class in 2004 and never looked back. I learned how to make a North Star quilt. For six years, I made traditional quilts and sold them. I also made quilts for family and friends. I have been blessed to have had my quilts exhibited.
I enjoyed traditional quilting, but my passion and desire lead me to making “Art Quilts”. To me, an Art quilt expands my creativity. Along that line, I created several patterns (see the shop section on my website).
My studio is a spare bedroom where the sun comes up in the morning. I really enjoy watching a “sunrise”. While creating in my studio, I design each piece as I see. All my thoughts and ideas just come to me.