Approximately eighteen years ago, Michele decided to take up a little hobby of quilting to pass the time. Like every other self-respecting “quilt-a-holic”, it quickly became a passion. Machine quilting was of particular interest to her, as it was just becoming a popular and acceptable way of quilting your quilt. Michele was fascinated with the freedom of free motion quilting - especially creating designs that need no marking. Embellishing quilts with a variety of decorative threads was thrilling to her, and she was determined to incorporate as many of them in my quilts as she could! Working with these threads could sometimes be frustrating, so she spent countless hours developing strategies to work with them more effectively.

Michele's main goal as an educator and speaker is to conduct positive upbeat classes that teach solid techniques and give all levels of quilters new confidence. For the past 15 years, she has taught at many quilt guilds and shows across the United States and Canada. Her trademark humor combined with her extensive quilting knowledge make any of her workshops or lectures well worth attending. In addition, she is on the faculty of The Academy of Quilting. The Academy of Quilting provides the quilting community with a variety of classes for quilters online.

At the same time that Michele began lecturing and teaching, she began working with McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts magazines. Over the years, she’s had over 60 quilts published in their magazines. With several articles in Quilter’s Home Magazine, she’s begun designing for Fons and Porter and writing for Quilter’s Home magazine and Quilter’s Choice Network (QCN), a new online quilting community. In addition to being published in an assortment of magazines, she released the 2 hour instructional DVD, Bobbinpalooza and Machine Quilting Fun! 

Michele’s most enthusiastic passion is designing fabric for Northcott Silk. Her ninth line entitled Dino Pals was recently shipped to stores all over the world, and she just finished up her tenth!
A companion to her wildly popular Cayuga painted fabrics, Caylpso will be available later on this year! Graphic design is a just another way to express her creativity, and it’s so wonderful for her to use the textiles created in quilts!

Her book, Bobbin’ Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun was debuted by AQS at the International Quilt Market in Houston, Fall 2011. Additionally, Michele paired up with Aurifil Threads to create her own line of machine quilting threads called Prism. Prism threads are a heavyweight (12 wt) variegated thread that span the colors of the rainbow! Be sure to check out the newest thread collection with Aurifi, Calypso. Calypso's 50 wt all cotton colors match those of the Calypso fabric collection with Northcott!

Artist's Statement
One of my greatest difficulties has been writing an Artist's Statement. I can't put into words how I feel about my work - art is the expression of my spirit. How do explain the excitement I feel when I see all of the beautiful colors of a seascape and the threads and paints that I use to translate those colors onto fiber? I don't know how to describe what that does to me. The closest I can come is to say that I feel that I am transported to a different time and space when arranging those colors into something new. In an Artist's Statement, you tell why you are doing it. I think to myself, "Why do I do this?" I have no idea. I just have to - it's instinct. It's the beauty of everything around me that drives me to create. Lucius Annaeus Senneca said, "All art is but an imitation of nature." What is created gives me the ultimate happiness.

Fabric Lines from Northcott Silk

Calypso Surf
Available April 2015

Calypso Sunglow
Available April 2015


Dino Pals - In Stores Now!


Flamingo Fling

Flirty Birdies in flannel!
Polynesian Paradise
Cayuga

Emma

Shaping Up

Nature's Palette
 
Publications

Bobbin' Quiltin' & Fusin' Fun
Published Fall 2011 by AQS

Machine Quilting Fun and Bobbinpalooza!
Self Published Instructional DVD


100 Tips from Award Winning Quilters by Ann Hazelwood
"Busy Backs"

Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting/Kid's Quilts/Easy Quilts/Scrap Quilts
January/February 2013, Cayuga
Summer 2012
, A Little Girl's Garden
Summer 2010,
It's in the Stars
Spring 2010, Once Around the Block
Fall 2009, Sunflowers
Summer 2009, Pinwheel Pastels


McCall's Quilting Magazine
January/February 201, Tweet Hearts
May/June 2013, Tropical Twist
January/February 2013
, Tumbling Surf
May/June 2010, Simply Stripes
June 2009, Jelly Beans
October 2007, Autumn Breeze
April 2007, Mix & Match
June 2004, Sunflower Frenzy
April 2004, Flower Bed
February 2004, Galaxy Gala
September 2003, Article: 12 Quilting Class Tips: Getting the Most of your Class
June 2003, Garden Path, Hug A Bug
December 2002, Star of Wonder
April 2002, Star Parade
February 2002, Snow Dance
August 2001, Star Salute
December 2000, Blessings of the Season (cover)
August 2000, Feature article: Sew Much Love with Michele Scott
February 2000, Sew Much to Do!
October 1999, Readin', Writin', 'Rithmetic


McCall's Quick Quilts Magazine
December/January 2013, Vanilla Bean
June/July 2012, All A-Twitter, Hey Sport
August/September 2011, ILYSM! (I Love You So Much!)

June/July 2010, Out of the Box
April/May 2010, Sabina's Sunny Flowers
February/March 2010, Night and Day
December 2009, Coral Beach Christmas
November 2009, Boo Buddies
July 2009, Summer's-A-Flutter
June 2009, Jelly Beans
March 2009, Paint Blox
January 2009, Parisian Snowflakes
July 2008, Fiesta (cover)
May 2008, Petal Power Duo
September 2007, Glad It's Plaid
January 2007, New Year's Sparklers
July 2006, Summer Spirit
July 2005, Fragrant Pathways
May 2005, Brown Eyed Susan
December 2004, Winter Waltz
November 2004, Love Notes - Talking about Love / Talking about Friendship
January, 2004, Artic Blues, Holiday Hideaway
May 2003, Simply Squares (cover), Niece and Nephew
January 2003, Northern Nights, Country Star
November 2002, Log Cabin Apples
September 2002, The Elusive One
March 2002, Udder Delight
September 2001, Butterfly Garden, Let's Dance
July 2001, Hugs and Kisses, Annie's Bouquet, Homerun Sampler
May 2001, Leap Frog, Dainty Daisies
January 2001, Playful Pines
September 2000, An Apple a Day
July 2000, Is it a Girl or a Boy? (cover)
March 2000, Stars, Stripes, and Love Forever
November 1999, Light Up the Season (cover)
July 1999, Celestial Sampler (cover), Whirling Wheels
Winter 1998/9, Through the Woods (cover)
Fall/Holiday 1998, Autumn Splendor


Designer's Quarters Magazine
Winter 2007, Porcelain Collection

Fabric Trends Magazine

Winter 2008, Nature's Jewels (quilt by Patti Carey featuring Nature's Palette fabrics)

Awards & Honors

Judge's Choice
Glitter Gams (Ursula) Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2005

First Place / Best Machine Workmanship
Glitter Gams New Jersey Quilt Convention, 2005

Third Place
Dancing Stars New Jersey Quilt Convention, 2005

Nominated 2002 Teacher of the Year
Professional Quilter's Magazine

First Place
Tranquility, Other Techniques Quilts Along the Bay, 2002

Second Place
Watermelon Flower, Other Techniques Quilts Along the Bay, 2000

Excellence in Fibre Art
The Original Flying Machine Icarus 2000 Art Show,
Glenn Eure Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC


Frederick J. Hipp Foundation 1999 Grant Winner
Awarded $5,419.00 for Sew Much Love: Children Making Quilts for Children

Teacher of the Year
1994, Deptford Township School District


Exhibitions


David Flinker Pavilion Art Gallery, Virtua Memorial Hospital
December 13, 2005 - January 29, 2006 / Holiday Exhibition: 
Flora and Fauna


The State Quilt Guild of NJ, Inc., Raritan Center, Edison, NJ
June 10, 2004 - June 12, 2004 / New Jersey Artist Exhibit: Dwellings

The Quilt and Sewing Fest at Myrtle Beach
April 2004, Special Juried Exhibition, Down by the Sea, featuring:
Summer Winds


Shoot for the Stars! - Exhibited as part of the traveling exhibit Proverbial Challenge:Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO
November 1 - December 31, 2004

Minnesota Quilt Show, Rochester, Minnesota
June 9 - 12, 2004

Jest for Fun" at Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, California
March 19 - May 1, 2004

NY Quilts!, New York, NY
June 2003

Quilters Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA
April 2003

Simi Valley Cultural Center, Simi Valley, CA
August 2002

The State Quilt Guild of NJ, Inc., Raritan Center, Edison, NJ
June 12, 2003 - June 14, 2003 / New Jersey Artist Exhibit:
Pushing the Envelope


Airborne: Birds, Flight and the Wrights, Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton, OH
June 1st - August 3, 2003 / 11th Annual Juried Art Quilt Exhibit

The Quilt and Sewing Fest at Myrtle Beach
March 2003, Special Juried Exhibition, Down by the Sea, featuring:
Dawn and The Original Flying Machine


Philadelphia Quilting and Embroidery Showcase
January 2003, Showcase of Landscape and Nature quilts

The Quilt and Sewing Fest at Myrtle Beach
March 2002, Special Juried Exhibition, Down by the Sea, featuring:
Tranquility, seascape quilt


Artists and Poets Among Us
April 2001, one of five Featured Artists showing 2 original
Art Quilts, Deptford, NJ


Gloucester County Art Gallery
March/April 2001, one of six Featured Artists showing 12 original
Art Quilts, Gloucester, NJ