Michelle Cain’s adventures behind her sewing machine started when she and her husband built their first house. Dissatisfied with the selections at home-furnishing stores, Michelle taught herself how to sew and made pillows and window treatments to outfit their new space.

This innocuous sewing hobby turned into a true obsession when she made her first quilt in 2013!

Michelle writes that one important outlet for her passion for quilting is involvement in the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild, a group of artisans with an “astounding collective knowledge of quilting.” Another outlet is her blogging at From Bolt to Beauty, where Michelle shares her triumphs— and epic failures!— at her sewing machine.

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Michelle is up next with a pretty new quilt pattern for you!