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Sally Manke

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Sally Manke - Arcadia, Michigan, USA

Sally Manke – Arcadia, Michigan, USA





Despite my high energy level, there is never enough time to create all the ideas bouncing around in my head!

Fiber and creativity have been a part of my life since a very young age. I created a pattern from newspaper then sewed my first garment on a Singer Featherweight at around the age of eight. An undergraduate degree in home economics and a master in art lead to a twenty-five year career teaching art and life skills (current idiom for home economics).

Although I enjoy crafting traditional quilts, dolls and holiday items, my passion is fiber art. A perfect day is one spent in my home studio with fabric spread far and wide creating confetti art. Confetti quilts bring together color and texture with the skill and methods of stitching layers of fabric. Each confetti quilt has thousands and thousands of tiny bits of batik fabric “painted” on quilt batting and backing. Inspiration comes another pastime; hiking trails and beaches here in Michigan or on far flung family vacations.

My confetti quilts have been in several juried local quilt shows here in northwest Michigan and Wisconsin. Additionally, my quilts have been selected for display at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago, Long Beach and Houston. I teach at quilt shops and quilt guilds.



My mission it to delight others with textile art that allow for my joyful, creative expression with color and texture.


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    Amazingly…I finally have a blog that I’m posting on monthly and gotten my teaching schedule up on my web site. Becoming an Island Batik Ambassador pushed me into getting it started. I’d love to have you stop by to make suggestions of improvements. https://www.sallymanke.com/blog

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    Sally, I just love your work, so beautiful. I am trying to purchase the bike pattern with flowers. Having trouble ordering on Easy . Is there any other way buy the pattern ? Also are the flowers embroidered or piece . Thank you for your help. Maureen

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      Maureen, I would contact Sally through her shop on Etsy or on Facebook to make sure she sees your question.

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      Hi Maureen

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my work. The pattern is currently only available on my Etsy site. I just checked and there are still patterns available. Just click the ADD TO CART button and follow instructions. You do not need to register on Etsy but can check out as a guest. It’s possible to pay with PayPal or Credit Card. The flowers are all raw edge applique.

      Please let me know if you have additional questions.


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    I would like to take one of your classes. Can you send me your class schedule (when, where, and subject)?

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      Hello Phylllis

      Thank you so much for your inquiry. I’d be delighted to have you in a class. I’m teaching at AQS in Grand Rapids, MI this August. Additionally, I’m frequently at shops and guilds in Michigan. If you are from the mid west this might work. I’m scheduled to be in Nebraska, South Carolina and Florida in the near future. I post my coming events on my FB page @ http://www.facebook.com/sally.manke.fiber.artist

      Happy Quilting

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