Like many quilters, Wendy is obsessed with fabric. It’s her own hand-dyed fabrics that keep her world colorful and bright.
Wendy started hand-dying fabric around the same time she learned to quilt, in 1995. Thanks to the encouragement of friends and people continually asking her where she purchased the solid fabrics in her quilts, Wendy decided to sell her hand-dyed fabrics at quilt shows from Chicago to Tennessee. She loves the process, the challenge of getting the colors just right and the surprises she encounters along the way. She appreciates the clear, vivid colors that bring life and happiness to long Midwestern winters.
A Livonia Mich. native, Wendy likes the challenge of using the bright hand-dyed fabric in traditional patterns, frequently mixing them with black and white fabrics, shirtings, and homespuns. She enjoys the challenge so much that she has quilt kits reflecting her style, ranging from table runners to queen sized bed quilts, available to her customers. Additionally, she has a variety of screen printed fabric, shibori, trays dyes, and has broadened her business with dyeing weavers cloth and linen for sewers and crafters as well.
Art is in Wendy’s blood, literally. Her mother is a stained glass artist; her sister was a dancer; and several of her extended family members are musicians. She’s passed it along to her son, Ben, who earned his degree in Art and Design from University of Michigan.
Wendy enjoys traveling with her husband, John, and spending time at home in East Lansing, Michigan.