Pittsburgh's Knit, Crochet, Quilt & Creative Arts Festival!!


DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205, August 25-27, 2022


Nelly Vileikis

Nelly’s love affair with quilting started in 1985 while attending graduate school at the University of Montana.

Since she was a young girl she has enjoyed working with threads and fabric. She used to love watching her mom sew. Quilting is a creative outlet and good therapy. It makes her happy and keeps her stimulated and relaxed. Quilting gives Nelly a voice to leave a legacy.

For over twenty years she has been sharing her knowledge as a freelance teacher. Nelly teaches quilt construction techniques and machine quilting. Since 2008 she has taught for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo which takes her all over the US. She also teaches private workshops, gives lectures and does trunk shows. Nelly loves sharing her talent with her students and willingly encourages them to reach beyond what they consider their normal limits. She is a passionate teacher and loves quilting.

Confidence building instruction, mixed with great attention to detail, not to mention a whole lot of fun adds-up to great classroom experience for those who sign up for her classes.

She had numerous patterns published in several issues of Modern Patchwork Magazine.

She continuously participates in International, National, regional and local quilt/art competitions and has won numerous awards. Most recently, her work has been included in many exhibits with The Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as her own solo exhibits.

Nelly enjoys reading, traveling and outdoor activities. She lives with her husband in Aurora, Ohio.

You can find her patterns at www.Artelasquilts.com

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