I'm happy to announce the arrival of another two new patterns!
Both patterns have arrived and are now available in my Etsy shop, as well as in a number of quilt stores. Your favorite shop doesn't have any yet? Have them contact me!
For more information on all my available patterns, click on the Patterns and Kits tab at the top of this page.
I'll be vending at some wonderful quilt shows this summer and fall and new classes are still being added to my schedule for the upcoming months. Stay in-the-know by clicking on my Upcoming Classes Page or subscribe to my mailing list to receive alerts and reminders.
Don't see a class in your area? Let's chat and see what we can create together!
Monique Kleinhans--Textile Artist
I was born in the Flathead Valley and raised on the farm where my grandfather grew up. Just as my father took up the plow from his father, I learned to love and work with fabric from my mother. An avid quilter and teacher, mom's works lit my creative fire, and much of what I've learned has come from our playing and experimenting together.
I draw a lot of inspiration from the natural beauty around us; the constantly-changing seasons, and the majestic (and sometimes humorous) animals that wander by daily.
My work includes traditional quilting techniques, appliqué, and thread painting, along with fabrics I hand-dye and paint. Many compositions include three-dimensional objects with a variety of fibers and textures.
I am one of 12 local artists featured in the Gallery Paint Metal and Mud located in the Historic Kalispell Grand Hotel and I also teach a variety of classes in textile art both locally as well as a part of workshops around the country. Look for some of my handcrafted items at my Etsy as well.
Enjoy your wander...and feel free to contact me with any questions!
Patterns and Kits Now Available for Purchase!
The first of my Yellowstone National Park patterns: "Artist's Point" is one of my favorite views of the Lower Falls and the Yellowstone Grand Canyon. Last year when were visiting we were lucky enough to have the entire place to ourselves for an hour and watching the mist rise and the sunlight play on the colorful rocks was mesmerizing.