Hello!

Photo by Frank McMains

I'm Kelly Spell, and I create one-of-a-kind modern quilts and other handmade goods.

I started sewing in 2014 and it’s been a love affair ever since. I currently live and work in Hixson, Tennessee, and I’m a member of the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild. 

Quilting is my passion. It is the only art medium that enables me to translate and transform my ideas into physical objects — that’s powerful stuff! And it rarely happens when I’m painting, drawing, or dabbling in graphic design.

Improvisational abstraction is my jam, but I dabble in anything related to fiber arts. 


Exhibitions & Juried Shows

  • SAQA Connecting Our Natural Worlds – October through December, 2019 | Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

  • Appalachia Now! – Summer 2019 | Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

  • MQG Best of QuiltCon Traveling Exhibition – Throughout 2019 | Adelaide, Australia | Nantes, France | Johannesburg, South Africa | Sisters, OR | Augusta, ME | Fredericksburg, VA | Novi, MI

  • AQS QuiltWeek Spring Paducah – April 2019 | Paducah, KY

  • QuiltCon – February 2019 | Nashville, TN

  • MQG Showcase at Quilt Festival Houston – November, 2018 | Houston, TX

  • Pacific International Quilt Festival – October, 2018 | Santa Clara, CA

  • AVA Juried Member Show – September 2018 | Chattanooga, TN

  • AQS QuiltWeek Spring Paducah – April 2018 | Paducah, KY 

  • QuiltCon – February 2018 | Pasadena, CA

  • AVA All Member Salon Show – November 2017 | Chattanooga, TN

  • Quilt Expo – September 2017 | Madison, WI

  • QuiltCon – February 2017 | Savannah, GA


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