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Kestrel Michaud


Classically-trained Fine Artist and Fabric Illustrator


  1. Brewing Friendship Process

    Instead of just writing the same old "Step 1 - 10" process post about my lastest quilt, I've decided to instead do things a little differently. Unlike my previous posts where I've provided a brief overview of each step of the process, I've instead prepared three videos that give a much more in-depth look at how I do certain steps. …


  2. The Basics of Copy Photography

    My dad is a photographer who photographs all of my mom's and my artwork for us. The photos he takes are very high quality. They comply with the stringent requirements on photo size and quality mandated by the company that licenses our artwork. …


  3. 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. …


  4. Link Process

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


  5. 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. …


  6. 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: …


  7. 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: …


  8. 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. …


  9. 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! …


  10. 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. …