Sally Manke

Since childhood, Sally has harbored an affinity for creativity and fabric, creating her first pattern on newspaper and sewing her first garment on a Singer Featherweight around the age of 8. One undergraduate degree in home economics, a master’s degree in art, and a 25-year career teaching art and life skills later, Sally’s perfect day is still one spent in her home studio where ideas and possibilities to create abound.

Sally enjoys crafting all forms of fiber art, but her passion is art quilts. As a life long learner she takes on the challenge of developing and perfecting new fiber techniques. In addition to designing patterns she is a national teacher and lecturer.

Sally's work has been featured at juried quilt shows throughout the U.S including the American Quilter's Society shows and International Quilt Festival. Her innumerable awards include a blue ribbon at QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky and a Red Hot Best nod as Northern Michigan’s Best Visual Artist in 2016 and 2022.

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