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Glenna Arkens
I took sewing in 4-H, high school and college.

Quilting entered my life while I was a District Manager for JoAnn Fabrics - that's about 30 years ago. I taught "Quilt In A Day" demonstrations in my district and learned how to quilt from books. Along the way, I honed my quilting expertise by taking classes from local and national quilting teachers.

Off and on over the years I have also painted. For the last five years I have painted in watercolors. Now, I am starting to paint with acrylics.

I owned and operated a quilt shop, Quilts 'n Stuff by Glenna for 25 years.  I am now retired.  I have an art gallery that is open by appointment.

Because of my artistic inclinations, one of my specialties is machine drawing. I create a realistic picture from photos and make a quilt from my subject.

I do this by cutting out and fusing pieces of fabric unto a base cloth. Then I "free motion" stitch around all the pieces.

Finally, I sandwich batting and backing fabric behind my picture and machine quilt the three layers together.

I do machine drawings of flowers, lighthouses, fish, animals, houses and landscapes.
             
My acrylic paintings are influenced by Carrie Schmitt's art. 

Quilts 'n Stuff by Glenna is located in a 'turn of the century' house on 14th Street in Escanaba, Michigan and is open by appointment.  My husband is a retired Private Investigator/ Claims Adjuster and is an avid motorcycle rider.
 
Art Gallery: 608 South 14th Street Escanaba, MI USA 49829

(Open by appointment)

Phone: (906) 786-3436 ~ Email: garkens@quiltsnstuff.net

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