Sarah Fielke has been a passionate stitcher ever since her mother first taught her to sew over 30 years ago.
Challenging her students and the readers of her books with new ideas for using fabric, color, design and sewing techniques, Sarah inspires quilters to be more creative, find their own style and to step outside their comfort zone.
Sarah is an award-winning quilt designer. In her 15 years in the quilting industry, her four best selling quilt books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into 5 languages. Her first book, Material Obsession, is a staple in many quilter's libraries. Her fourth book, Hand Quilted With Love, was released in May of 2013 and a fifth book is due late 2014. Sarah's quilts have roots in both modern and traditional quilting, making her a firm favourite with quilters new and old. She describes her quilts as "contemporary traditional".
Sarah teaches extensively worldwide and is a vocal and involved member of the quilting community. She has over 3,000 Twitter followers, 1,500 Facebook followers and her blog averages 5,000 unique visits per month. Her largest following is in the USA, where she travels at least once a year to attend Quilt Market and to teach. Sarah understands the value of the online crafting community and also utilises apps such as Instagram and Flickr to raise her profile. Her online class with Craftsy.com has over 6,000 students enrolled. You can see Sarah talk about her passion for quilting here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIpd7KvolQE
She exhibits her quilts at quilts shows in Australia and internationally. Sarah has designed four fabric lines previously and now her fifth, for Windham Fabrics, showcases her love of whimsical florals, hand drawn line and cheerful colours.
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