Press Release

posted by Shari on 1/19/2010

Bellingham, WA, January 17, 2010 — Northwest Quilting Connection presents Sharyn Mellors and her “Whimsical Journey of Imperfection and Quilting Angels in a Perfectly Pointed World.”

Sharyn Mellors, an award-winning folk artist and quilter, will present a trunk show of her work and discuss her unique creative process at the NQC’s March 13 meeting at the Lynden Community Center. Inspired by her quilting angels, Sharyn lets her quilts develop as she works. Her distinctive style of quilting—with painted faces and other original techniques—draws on her experience as a doll designer and tole painter.

She likes to “make quilts that make others smile.” Her quilts have won several awards, including her “Star Dancer for the Cure,” which is in the permanent collection of Whidbey General Hospital. Her Whidbey Island studio was featured in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. She is currently working on her first quilting book.

Sharyn Mellors will speak on Saturday, March 13, at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St, Lynden, WA (Google Map) . The program starts at 10:00 am, as part of the Northwest Quilting Connection meeting. The program is free to members; a donation is requested from non-members.

The Northwest Quilting Connection is a group of Northwest quilters who meet 6 times per year to learn more about the art of quilting, to connect with other quilters, and to share knowledge about quilting arts, techniques, and quilt artists.