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Meena Schaldenbrand

Quiltmaker

  Plymouth, Michigan, United States    

Meena Schaldenbrand is an art quilter who has quilts in the collection of the Michigan State University Museum.
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Meena Schaldenbrand is a Michigan fiber artist who is an avid and enthusiastic quilter since 1981 and has exhibited quilts in the Americas in many venues including the National Quilt Museum, The Library of Congress, Westpoint and many others as well as Europe and Asia. Her body of work includes quilts that tell many cultural stories as well as events and innovations of the decades of the twentieth and twenty first century as well as landscapes and portraits. Meena has made more than 400 quilts. She loves using lots of embellishments and stitching with metals on the sewing machine, hand embroidery as well as designing quilts on the computer. Parts of the digital quilts are sometimes printed on fabric or cut with an electronic cutter. Some of her quilts, mosaics and art are at Meenasquilts.wordpress.com.

Schaldenbrand's quilts have been featured in the exhibit, Quilts and Human Rights, and the accompanying book and have been accessioned in the Michigan State University Muesum's collection.

Was the maker a woman, man or a group?

Female

When was the quiltmaker born?

1955

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Quilter

Where was the quiltmaker born?

India

Number of children:

2

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 20-29

Name of quilting group(s):

Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

Location of group:

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Estimate the number of quilts made by this maker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

yes

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