Monday, March 28, 2016

Quiltsy Cares – Sally Manke

It is my pleasure to introduce you to another of the Quiltsy Team today. Sally Manke (whose Etsy shop bears her name) is a quilt artist who presents trunk shows and teaches quilting and fibre art workshops in the USA and beyond. As a retired art and home economics educator, Sally has spent years working with fabrics, fibers, color and design. Art quilts are the perfect blend of both of her passions that come together in her unique colourful quilts.

Sally lives on the shore of Lake Michigan in northwestern lower Michigan and she chose the MunsonMedical Center Cancer and Oncology Department  as the charity to receive this donation quilt. She knows that we all have friends and relatives who have been involved in cancer treatment and feels that quilts offer immediate comfort to patients and their families.

Sally donated a lap sized brightly colored pink and green quilt. It is the perfect size to wrap around the shoulders or to cover the whole patient. It is a whole cloth quilt with a pieced back quilted on her long arm machine. The fabric department at her local Ben Franklin collects quilts each March to celebrate National Quilting Month. Every year they select a different charity. Sally's Common Threads Quilt Guild in Bear Lake Michigan participates.

 Sally has been sewing since about age 6. It was before she could reach the foot pedal on her great
aunt's Feather Weight Singer. She made her first quilt during the winter of 1974-1975. Sally joined the Quiltsy Team in the late winter of 2011 and says that this is her go to group for support both personally and professionally. She enjoys working with any kind of fiber but her favorite quilts are art quilts! No pattern, sometimes no plan, just the joy of creating. Coiled rope baskets are my my runner up favorite.

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This blog post was written by Quiltsy Team member, Kathy Kinsella


teachpany said...

Such a pretty way to warm someone during treatments. Thanks. Sally.

Lauren said...

What a bright, fun quilt for a great cause! Thanks Sally!