photo by melinda melmoth

Erin Wilson makes quilts rooted in hand-dyed color, architectural imagery, and intricate piecework. A self-taught textile artist, she has developed a method of small-scale patchwork both precise and improvisational. She’s had solo exhibitions at the KOFU Showroom in NYC, Art Quilt Gallery NYC and International Quilt Week Yokohama in Japan and has been a regular exhibitor at fine craft shows such as The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and the Smithsonian Craft Show. In addition to quiltmaking, Erin makes custom softgoods for interior designers, has worked in theatrical puppet design/fabrication with Chris Green Kinetics, and as a samplemaker for a military combat apparel manufacturer. Erin is also a dancer, and received her BFA from The Juilliard School and performed for many years before trading the stage for a sewing machine.

She lives and works in a hand-built home in Brooklyn, New York.

quilt photography by Black & Steil
portrait by Melinda Melmoth