Michèle Saunders KoppelmanI have been quilting since 1992 and have attended Quilting by the Lake annually since 1995, where I’ve been fortunate to study with some amazing people* and to make some wonderful friends. I’ve learned approaches and techniques, but always strive to maintain my own voice and vision.

After using beads to embellish quilts for several years, I took a few classes on making beaded jewelry.  This turned out to be loads of fun.  So I’ve added a jewelry gallery to the new site.

I have taught beginner quilt-making and various workshops since 1998 and enjoy helping new quilters gain skills and confidence.  Please visit my teaching page.

I love doing commissions.  If you see something you like, but want a different size or color, please ask me about it.  I will not make two of the exact same thing.  However, variations on a theme or using a similar pattern or idea with different fabrics are fine.  The same goes for the jewelry.  If you like a particular style, tell me your size and colors and I’m happy to design a piece just for you.

Please also visit my other web site at:  tallitotbymichelesaunderskoppelman.com

Multiview Ansel Adams is published in Design Essentials by Lorraine Torrance. 
Norwegian Sunset and Drifting Apart appear in Strips ‘n Curves by Louisa Smith.
“Once More, With Feeling” by Tracey Minkin.  Body and Soul Magazine, Sept 2005
    (Describes my mid-life career change from physician to quilt artist.)

Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild, Walpole, MA ( board member from 1995 – 2001). 
Quilters’ Connection Guild, Watertown, MA (designed their 2005 raffle quilt). 
Shining Tides Guild, Mattapoisett, MA (board member). 
Artful Fibers art quilt crit group, of RI and SE Mass.
Studio Art Quilt Associates
International Quilt Association
American Quilt Society
New England Quilt Museum
Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needle Artists

*Some of the wonderful teachers I’ve studied with at Quilting by the Lake and other venues are  Caryl Breyer Fallert, Ruth McDowell, Sharyn Squier Craig, Margaret Miller, Mary K Ryan, Elizabeth Busch, Lorraine Torrance, Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Ann Johnston, Emily Richardson, Judi Warren-Blaydon, Elin Noble, Maurine Noble, Cynthia Corbin, and Rosalie Dace, also in other venues with Louisa Smith, Larkin Van Horn, Laura Cater-Woods, Jane Dunnewold and Hollis Chatelain.