Like many quilters, I am obsessed with fabric. I love making the hand-dyed fabrics that keep my world colorful and bright.

I started hand-dying fabric around the same time I learned to quilt, in 1995. Four years later, Stipples Etc. was born. It began with my friend Lisa, and we quilted on a longarm for countless customers for nearly 15 years.

Thanks to the encouragement of friends and people continually asking where I purchased the solid fabrics in my quilts, I decided to sell my hand-dyed fabrics at quilt shows from Chicago to Tennessee. I love the process, the challenge of getting the colors just right and the surprises I encounter along the way. I appreciate the clear, vivid colors that bring life and happiness to long Midwestern winters.

I like the challenge of using the bright hand-dyed fabric in traditional patterns and frequently mix them with shirtings, homespuns, and polka dots. These combinations are kitted and available, along with the screen prints and hand dyes in a wide variety of colors.

Art is in my blood, literally. My mother is a stained glass artist; my sister was a dancer; and several of my extended family members are musicians and professional photographers. My son, Ben, is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.

When I’m not traveling to shows, you’d most likely find me in the great outdoors or watching a ballgame with my husband John and goofy black lab, Lola.

— Wendy Paskus

Made with love in Michigan