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Kestrel Michaud


Classically-trained Fine Artist and Fabric Illustrator


  1. Certificates of Authenticity

    I came to the art quilting world from the fine art world. As a result, some ideas and concepts I take for granted are completely new to other quilters. One of those is the act of including a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) with every artwork or quilt I create. …


  2. Link Process

    After nearly 200 hours of designing, cutting, assembling, and stitching, my latest quilt is finally finished. Here it is: …


  3. Fan Art and Copyright Law

    I’ve been asked about copyright by a number of quilters as it relates to my newest quilt, so I decided to make this blog post about it. Let me preface this post by saying I am not a lawyer, so everything I'm about to say is based on my own opinions developed from the research I've done on my own time. If you have any questions about copyright law, I would encourage you to talk to a lawyer. …


  4. Question About Licensing Artwork

    Another SAQA member recently posted a question to our Facebook group asking about licensing one of her quilts. This was her question: …


  5. Jack-in-the-Pulpit Process

    A new appliqué wall hanging pattern is now available on my Etsy shop. I tested my pattern by following the instructions and created my own Jack-in-the-Pulpit wall hanging. Here it is: …


  6. Happiness Blooms From Within Process

    I just finished my latest quilt, Happiness Blooms From Within. It's the biggest picture I've ever made, at 36" square and containing 978 pieces of fabric. …


  7. Fabric Butterflies

    I've started working on Happiness Blooms from Within, a new art quilt. More specifically, I've successfully created the fabric butterflies as of this morning. I'm very happy with how they look! …


  8. Link Meets the Deku Tree

    My gift for my husband, Alex's, birthday in January was an offer to make an art quilt for him. The subject could be anything he wanted. …


  9. Managing DIY Cutting Mistakes

    Even if I'm as careful as I possibly can be to prepare my fabric correctly, arrange the layout for easy cutting, iron twice, use a fresh blade...sometimes mistakes still happen. There are a few different ways you can try to fix or salvage the messed-up piece, and that's what this post is all about. …


  10. How to Prepare Your Fabric for DIY Cutting Machines

    Cutting fabric pieces with scissors is almost entirely a thing of my past, thanks to DIY cutting machines. Although there are several brands, I personally use a Cricut Explore Air 2 (you can read more about why I chose Cricut over the other contenders in my blog post here.) …