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Michele Cais

Benson, AZ

Quilt Name: Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright

Michele moved to Tucson, AZ in September 2011 from Buellton, California in search of blue skies and easy living.  While in California I worked as a Clinical Services Coordinator in the medical services industry, based in Santa Barbara.  Michele and her husband were well known hikers and climbers who pioneered many new adventures in the rugged back country of the Los Padres.  Now they enjoy a change of pace from California chaparral to the Sonoran desert with hiking and photography in the mountains around the Tucson/Benson areas of Arizona.   Hobbies include hiking, climbing, quilting, crafting, and training their wild weimpet (weimeranier/whippet mix)- Phoebe.



Ginny Carlson

Mountain View, CA

Quilt Name: Another Step on the Road to Freedom

My love of sewing started with making doll clothes by hand. I progressed on to my grandmother’s treadle machine and haven’t stopped sewing since then. Quilting is a relatively new love of mine – so much fun playing with fabrics and patterns and watching it all come together. I have an online store where I can indulge in the many aspects of sewing that draw me in. Sewing with saris is a unique experience. I love the colors and the life that is behind each sari. I feel privileged to be a part of this project.




Maddie Johnson


Quilt Name: Autumn Forest

Maddie is from Minnesota.  Quilting and sewing are a couple of her favorite hobbies.  As it has been the past couple of years, it is an honor to be participating in the Sari Bari quilt auction again.


Elaine Shultz

Petaluma, California

Quilt Name: Blue Skies and Sunny Days

I am a native Californian and I have lived in California for 54 years. I have two children, Lauren and David. My mother could make anything with her sewing machine, crocheted, quilted, and embroidered. She taught me as a child to do all those things. I didn’t seriously start quilting until 1994. I love to do hand sewing and embroidery. I find sewing lowers my blood pressure. I have enjoyed make this quilt for the Sari Bari Quilt Auction.





Quilt Name: It All Adds Up

What Sari Bari is doing in India is so important and the best way I can
support them is to make a quilt for the auction. I am an advanced-beginner quilter and I love working with the vibrant colors of the vintage saris. I
never choose a pattern until I see my saris and then I let the fabric lead
the way. If you win my quilt in the auction you can know I thought about
you as I was sewing wondering what would make you choose this quilt.I call
it “It All Adds Up” because of the plus signs in the design and the thought
that each of our quilts will add up to wonderful opportunities for Sari
Bari. I used 100%cotton for the back and cotton thread. The batting is polyester. Bid often and bid high and thank you.

Meridith De Avila Khan

Lynchburg, VA

Meridith De Avila Khan is a photographer and writer in Virginia who thrives on creating beautiful things. A wife & mother of three, she grew up sewing, knitting, and crocheting, and began sewing baby quilts for her nieces and nephews last year and was immediately hooked! She considers herself still somewhere between a beginner and intermediate quilter, but loves crafting beautiful, bright, modern designs with fabric. Even better that the end result is something cozy and comforting, too!