Melinda began sewing and doing needlework in elementary school: making clothes, doing counted cross-stitch, embroidery, and needlepoint. She made a couple of quilts in the BC (before children) years, back in the 1900s before the rotary cutter! Then she became a choir teacher and taught school for over 20 years, and the sewing machine languished in the closet.
But she is happily retired now, very active in the local guild, and sews and quilts as much and as often as possible. She is especially drawn to scrappy quilts, tiny pieces, and stars. Plus English Paper Piecing is sort of an obsession. She’s won some ribbons and awards, and that’s been fun. It was especially exciting to have a quilt hang at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in the Guild Showcase in 2017, and in 2019 TWO, one in the Sapphire Celebration and “Lucy Comes to Texas” in the juried competition! “Lucy” was accepted into the AQS show in Paducah for the Spring 2020 show, but sadly that show was cancelled due to COVID.
The Quilts of Melinda Stanton
The beauty of Quilts professionally photographed in historic homes
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Michelle was chosen as the winner of the Ice House Museum Photography Contest last year and will be featured in a solo Exhibit in the Museum later this season!
She normally shoots natural settings, such as The big Thicket, but she expanded her repertoire beautifully for this Exhibit!