photo by melinda melmoth

Erin Wilson makes quilts rooted in hand-dyed color, architectural imagery, and intricate piecework. She recently completed a commission for the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and has had solo exhibitions at the Art Quilt Gallery NYC and International Quilt Week Yokohama. Her quilts have been shown at venues including the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, New England Quilt Museum, Dairy Barn Arts Center, and National Quilt Museum. With designer and puppetmaker Chris M. Green, she produced numerous textile components of life-sized animal puppets and sculptures for Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, a permanent children’s gallery at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. For the past 12 years, Erin presented her work in person at fine craft shows such as The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Morven in May, and the Smithsonian Craft Show. 

Preceding and overlapping her career as a seamstress, Erin received a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School and performed for 9 years with choreographer David Neumann. She lives and works in a hand-built home in Brooklyn, NY.

quilt photography by Black & Steil
portrait by Melinda Melmoth