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 38 years. She has spent the last 36 years creating wearable art and quilts and other objects of art and that express her love of the Southwest. Michelle designs  quilt patterns and teaches classes and lectures throughout the U.S. She is the author of 3 quilting books.  Michelle has also designed 3 different collections of southwestern fabrics for Moda Fabrics.   Most of Michelle's quilts are machine pieced, machine appliquéd or embroidered and machine quilted. She has also created a unique collection of jelly roll and scrap friendly quilt patterns.


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. Through her use of rich color, strong design and texture, Michelle creates objects of beauty to the eye and comfort to the soul. 


Contact Information

Postal address:
2524 North Cedar
Roswell, NM 88201-9749 

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