Quilt Artist

Michelle Watts is a quilt artist that loves living in the Southwest region of the U.S.. Michelle has been quilting for over 30 years. She has spent the last 28 years creating wearable clothing and quilts and that express her love of the Southwest. Michelle designs southwestern quilt and wearable art patterns, southwest fabrics, teaches classes and lectures throughout the U.S. She is also the author of 3 quilting books. Most of Michelle's quilts are machine pieced, machine appliquéd and machine quilted.

Fabric Artist

Michelle has designed 3 different collections of southwestern fabrics for Moda Fabrics.   

Michelle's Quilting Vision

Michelle's quilts blend with both traditional and contemporary furnishings. Michelle wants quilters throughout the world to experience the beauty of the southwest through the quilts and wearable art she creates. She likes to introduce quilters to the designs that make this region unique.

Michelle's Inspirations

As a quilt designer, she is continuously inspired by the beauty of her surroundings. She draws inspirations from Native American weavings, pottery, woven baskets, jewelry, and beadwork, Spanish tinwork, ironwork, wood carvings, tile architecture, churches, missions, and the landscape are also used for inspiration. Through her use of rich color, strong design and texture, Michelle creates objects of beauty to the eye and comfort to the soul.


Professional Associations

Charter member of Pecos Valley Quilters, Roswell, NM since it started in February, 1983.
Ogallala Quilters Society 
Mildand Quilters Guild 
American Quilter's Society 
Pecos River Artists 

The Modern Quilt Guild


Contact Information

Postal address:
2524 North Cedar
Roswell, NM 88201-9749 
(575) 622-1826

Electronic mail General Information: jmichellewatts@gmail.com
Webmaster: jmichellewatts@gmail.com