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Kestrel Michaud


Classically-trained Fine Artist and Fabric Illustrator


  1. Adventure Time Process

    Back in early January 2019, I was closing tabs in my browser and came across a call for entry for "Quilted Comics & Sci-Fi", a special exhibit of quilts to be displayed at the upcoming International Quilt Festival and Comicpalooza, both in Houston. I had initially dismissed entering this exhibition because Link did not meet the size requirements and I had no current plans to make another fanart quilt. However, that morning I completely changed my mind and decided I did want to enter this exhibition after all! …


  2. Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

    I had another very exciting day this past weekend! I'm thrilled to share that my girl "Rose" won Best Wall Quilt at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia! …


  3. In the Works

    I haven't posted about new art in a while, but that's because I've had some big life stuff happening that's taken priority. My husband and I bought a house in January, but since he's away on work travel until March, moving into it has pretty much taken all of my time. …


  4. 100% Pure and World Quilt Florida

    I'm excited to say I had two big days on the first weekend in February this year. I had two quilts exhibiting in two different shows, and both quilts won ribbons! …


  5. Rose Process

    I decided to create a new quilt to enter into the World Quilt Florida quilt show being held in Tampa next January. That was back in October. The entry deadline was December 12. I first put Apple Pencil to iPad screen on October 23, and finally finished "Rose" on December 08 after a marathon six weeks. Here she is: …


  6. 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. …


  7. 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. …


  8. 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. …


  9. Link Process

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


  10. 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. …