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 that is 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, and has worked in theatrical puppet design/fabrication, and as a samplemaker for a technical military combat apparel manufacturer. 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, New York.

quilt photography by Black & Steil
portrait by Melinda Melmoth