Melanie Testa learned to love fabric and sewing at a young age while sitting at her grandma’s trusty Singer, and has been re-imagining her everyday experiences through artful construction ever since. Whether printing cloth, making quilts or journaling, Melanie’s work enchants with its primitivism and captivates in its exactitude. Birds come to life amid polka dots, roses and poppies, expressing a passion for color, pattern and design that shines with a depth and sensitivity to her subject matter.
Melanie Testa is an accomplished textile and quilt artist. She holds a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Textile/Surface Design and exhibits her fiber art at various galleries and quilt shows around the country.
She is the author of Dreaming from the Journal Page, Transforming the Sketchbook to Art by North Light Press and Inspired To Quilt, Creative Experiments in Art Quilt Imagery by Interweave Press and also authored a Quilting Arts Workshop called "Print, Collage, Quilt".