Marti Michell is Coming to Winterset!
Marti Michell's enthusiasm for and love of quilting is always evident and we can’t wait to host this Iowa quilting icon at our July event in Winterset! She is often introduced as a pioneer in the current quilt revival. In fact, in 1972 when Marti and her husband Richard started Yours Truly, Inc., a patchwork kit company, there was no quilt industry. Since then, she has served in almost every capacity - teacher, quilter, author, publisher, manufacturer, designer, consultant, judge, and quilt collector.
Since 1995 the Michells have manufactured the From Marti Michell line of acrylic templates and specialty rulers for rotary cutting. A popular teacher, Marti travels extensively to teach, both in the states (49 and still counting) and internationally (27 countries so far) to teach. In 1991 Marti received the first Michael Kile award given for commitment to creativity and excellence in the quilting industry. In 2004 she was the Silver Star Honoree, a prestigious "lifetime achievement" award at the Houston International Quilt Festival. Most recently, Marti was the 2020 inductee into the Quilter's Hall of Fame. The Michells live in Atlanta, GA, but Marti was born and raised in Iowa. She received a B.S. in Textiles and Clothing and Home Ec Journalism from Iowa State University.
Join us for a Trunk Show at the Iowa Quilt Museum, hosted in partnership with the Iowa Quilt Guild, on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 7 PM and on Friday, July 22, 2022 for a Gallery Walk at 7 PM. See the details below!
Join the Iowa Quilt Guild for a trunk show featuring quilts made by Marti Michell herself! You'll also have the opportunity to purchase her templates and other product items.
Join the Iowa Quilt Museum for a Gallery Walk with Marti Michell and learn more about her quilts in our Yours Truly exhibit.