MJ KINMAN – TEXTILE ARTIST

MJ Kinman Fall International Quilt Market Houston TX 2018

MJ Kinman
Fall International Quilt Market
Houston TX 2018

One year ago, MJ Kinman and her unusually large gem quilts burst onto the quilting scene like a 4th of July Fireworks Finale. The first time she was a vendor at the International Quilt Market in 2017, it looked like a rock concert was happening in her booth. The quilting world had never seen anything quite like her large gemstone quilts … it was like you were looking into a gigantic glittering diamond.

Since that explosive beginning, MJ’s quilts have been exhibited in galleries, museums, national juried competitions and private collections. Maker’s Mark Distillery commissioned a “Bourbon Diamond” for their permanent art collection. Her work has been featured in Quilting Arts Magazine, McCall’s Quilting Magazine, France Patchwork, Make Modern Magazine, and Online Quilt Magazine. Quilting Arts TV is currently airing three episodes featuring her unique quilt patterns on PBS stations around the country, and The Quilt Show is preparing to broadcast three segments featuring MJ’s techniques and patterns in Spring 2019.

To the seasoned quilt store owners crowding to get into MJ’s booth at that first market, MJ’s gem quilts felt like an amazing “overnight success” story. But the truth is, MJ’s success is a culmination of 25 years of hard work — learning how to take the gemstone images in her head, develop techniques to translate her vision, then building her business to brand and market her one-of-a-kind gem quilts.

Click HERE to read the full story about MJ Kinman and her one-of-a-kind gem quilts.

 

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