RESUME



Bio & Resume:
Krishma explores the visual impact of Quilted Texture in her work. She is inspired by the bold use of colors found in Folk Arts from around the world as well as the simple geometric shapes found in Mid Century Modern Art.

Krishma Patel was born in South India, a region famous for it's exquisite textiles. Her mother, an avid dress maker, would hand Krishma scraps of fabrics and silk yarns to play with. By the age of 9 she was able to run a treadle sewing machine on her own. Throughout, her school and college years, she worked on and gathered knowledge of the various local textiles. She excelled in Free Motion Embroidery on the treadle sewing machine. She had not encountered Quilting until much later in life.

By formal education, Krishma has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Finance. While she progressed in the careers of Accounting & Finance, she continued to nurture her love for textiles and yarns. A job move for Krishma's husband brought them both to USA. Shopping for house wares in the spring of 2001 she was asked to peek into a room that had a traveling exhibit of award winning quilts on display. She was transfixed by the beauty of these quilted works of Art and there was no looking back.

Today, as a Professional Quilt Artist, Krishma Patel quilts on State of the Art Quilting Machines as well as on the Treadle Sewing Machines. She offers Quilting for Hire services and is also Commissioned by people to make quilts from design to completion to commemorate events, milestones & to enhance interior spaces. She has won many awards for her quilts as well as for her client's quilts. She actively seeks, takes a lead & participates in Community Quilt projects.


Exhibitions, Awards, Publications & Community Projects:

2018 - Ongoing  Sep 29th to Oct 24th - Solo Exhibition, "Simple Shapes, Bold Color & Texture" a Collection of Modern Quilts by Krishma Patel at The Plainsboro Public Library, New Jersey
2018 - Group Exhibition, Winner, First Place - Best Longarm Quilting Track Mounted, Tickled Pink with Penny Merkel at Pennsylvania Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, Pennsylvania
2018 - Group Exhibition, Worldly with Carol Esch at Machine Quilters Exposition, Springfield, Illinois
2018 - Group Exhibition - "Earth Speaks", Just Stop at Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge New Jersey
2018 - Artist of the Year- June 2018, Mayoral Commendation - Borough of Carteret, New Jersey
2018 - Group Exhibition, Winner, First Place - Best Longarm Quilting Track Mounted, My Austin Blue Bird with Carol Mann at Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey
2018 - Group Exhibition, - 8 Collaborative Quilts - Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey
2018 - Publication, Modern Quilts of the New Century, pg:189, Lawn Diamonds with Sarah Schraw.
2018 - Group Exhibition, Heartfull of Roses, Drums of Fishermen, Modern Pineapple quilts at Present Day Club, Princeton, New Jersey
2017 - Publication, Curated Quilts - Issue 01 pg:35, Mend - with Melanie Tuazon
2017 - Group Exhibition, Inspired by Chihuly with Carol Esch, Americian Quilters Society Quilt Show, Paducah, Kentucky.
2017 - Community Quilt Project - Carteret CommUnity Quilt for Carteret, New Jersey - Jan to Dec 2017
2017 - Group Exhibition, Heartfull of Roses at Artwalk at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
 
2017 - Artist of the Month - June 2017, Mayoral Commendation - Borough of Carteret, New Jersey
2017 - Group Exhibition, - 4 Collaborative Quilts - Quiltcon, Savannah, GA

2017 - Group Exhibition, Juxtapose at The Quilt & Sewing Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey
2017 - Group Exhibition, Winner, First Place - Best Traditional Quilt, Fly Out Of The Box The Terrain is Wide open at Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey
2016 - Group Exhibition, Honarable Mention for 2 Collaborative Quilts, Warwick Valley Quilters Guild, Warwick, New York
2016 - Solo Exhibition, Cloth & Culture Weekend, Blazing Star Arts Center, Central Jersey Arts Council, Carteret, New Jersey

2016 - Documentation, Just Stop, Common Heritage, Uncommon Quilts, officially recorded in NJ Digital Highway & Library of Congress by the Montclair History Center, New Jersey
2016 - National Competition - Winner First Place - Cotton & Steel Nationawide Lawn Quilt Challenge Contest -
Lawn Diamonds with Sarah Schraw, Quilt Market, Salt Lake City, Utah. 
2016 - Group Exhibition, The Modern Quilt Guild at The Texas Quilt Museum, Juxtapose at The Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas
2016 - Group Exhibition, Just Stop at Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey
2016 - Group Exhibition, The Quilts of North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey
2016 - Group Exhibition, My Logo Quilt at The Mini Quilts of The Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, Hillsborough Public Library, Hillsborough, New Jersey. Feb 2016
2015 - Group Exhibition, Winner - Best Machine Quilting, Track Mounted -
Fly Out Of The Box The Terrain is Wide open at Keystone Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
2015 - Group Exhibition, Winner - Second Place - Best Modern Quilt - Fly Out Of The Box The Terrain is Wide open at Keystone Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
2015 - Group Exhibition, Winner - Second Place - Team, Small Category -
Collaborative Quilt with Carol Esch, Keystone Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Quakertown, Pennsylvania. 
2015 - Group Exhibition, The Quilts of Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild,
Loosen Up Bookkeeper & Juxtapose at Pennsylvania National Quilts Extravaganza, Oaks, Pennsylvania
2015 - Group Exhibition, Modern Quilts of North Jersey Quilt Guild, Loosen Up Bookkeeper & Juxtapose at Garden State Quilters Quilt Show, Morristown, New Jersey
2015 - Group Exhibition Honorable Mention - Pieced Quilt, Professionally Quilted - Turbulence with Betsy Vinegrad, Garden State Quilters Quilt Show, Morristown, New Jersey
2015 - Winner - First Place - Fabric Challenge & Competition, Sand Dunes of Tattori, Cascade Fabric for Windham Fabrics, New Jersey
2015 - Group Exhibition, Modern Quilts of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild,  Loosen Up Bookkeeper & Juxtapose at Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey
2014 - Group Exhibition, Modern Quilts of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, Set in Stone & Broken Logs at Quilt Festival of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey


Relevant Experience:

2015 - present, Owner of "Krishma Quilts" - Longarm Quilting Business
2016 - Treasurer, Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild
2014 - Philanthropy Chair Person, Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

Affiliations:
2013 - Present, Member - Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, New Jersey
2014 - Present, Member - North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, New Jersey
2015 - Present, Member - Garden State Quilters Guild, New Jersey