Home > Fabric > Free Spirit Fabric > Kelli Mae-Krenz Art is my soul filling place I go to each day. I’ve been able to tap into my imagination and create since I was six years old. I have adored fabrics, design and creating sinceI was a little girl. I remember sewing bedding for my Barbie beds (made out of Kleenex boxes). Always being drawn to quilts and hand stitching. My mom made me my first real quilt, stitching by hand. To date she has hand stitched well over 100 quilts. There is something wildly beautiful about taking tiny bits of fabrics and turning them into a unique piece of art. Throughout my life I always keep hand stitching close to me. I stitch at night by hand in bed always. I believe that stitching heals us, deep to our souls. My dream to design fabrics has stayed with me throughout my graphic design and illustration career. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Graphic Design and Fine Arts. I’ve lived and worked in Dallas, Minneapolis and Siesta Key, Florida, with clients from all over the world. These days, I live in Galena Illinois with my hubby and muse - our little Jack Russell Terrier named Pearl Button. For me creating is like breathing - I simply must do it. My mission to continue making art that creates my core belief - that all great things are possible. My desire to share a love of living through design and thoughtful inspired patterns. I am inspired by a love for life. Seeing days with intention and a knowing of the many beautiful moments we can celebrate. I create every single day and I am thrilled to share my world with you.