Sara Miller is a self trained fiber artist. She created her first masterpiece on fabric in kindergarten when she painted a big red flower on a pastel pink dress her mother made for her. And as they say-an artist was born. In 7th grade she was introduced to sewing in a home economics class and began sewing her own clothes and making anything out of fabric. For years she designed her own couture clothing much of which was worn for a career in the computer industry.
In 2002, she landed a dream job as a Creative Consultant with Pfaff Sewing Machines. To prepare to teach a class at a quilting expo, Sara sewed her first quilt. The class was based on a book that incorporated curved quilt blocks using templates. Despite her experience with sewing garments, sewing the curved blocks created quite a challenge for Sara. While putting together the blocks there was difficulty with the finished block sizes and the seams lining up properly. She quickly learned the pitfalls of using templates and of making quilts with curved pieced blocks. After teaching the class a few more times she witnessed firsthand the ongoing problems with the existing curved templates commercially available. She soon found herself launching a new business venture, Sew Inspired™and the Sew Inspired Design System™, to help quilters create unique curved quilts in an easier and more accurate way.
She has inspired thousands of art quilters to tap their creativity by creating uniquely designed quilts. Sara has been featured on the PBS Television Show, America’s Quilts Creatively, numerous times. She has traveled the United States teaching and inspiring other art quilters with her unique designs and easy to use templates and methods. She has won numerous awards at quilt shows across the country and is an authority in the quilting industry for her out-of-the-box ideas and approach to art quilting.
Sew Inspired™ was a launching pad for the incredible creativity that lay dormant in Sara for so many years. Her talents are far reaching including abstract painting, surface design; changing the surface of anything with paint or fabric, art quilts, and mixed media works. Sara’s love for creativity is evident by the masterpieces you will find throughout her house including the leather couches she hand-painted and turned into art. In June 2008, Sara was the first artist showcased at Keller City Hall for the City of Keller Public Arts Board. She had over 65 pieces on display and for purchase. A variety of her mixed media artwork and art quilts have been displayed at Art251 in Keller, Texas. Sara has also launched an online retail gallery where her unique artwork can be found for sale. Her artwork can be found on her other website: www.saramiller-artist.com Sara combined her love for color and fabric with her computer experience when she started designing her own fabrics for Blank Quilting of New York which have been sold nationwide at quilt stores.
She is a member of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists, where she has held various board positions over the years. Sara’s out-of-the-box thinking continues as she added five new design templates as add-on’s to the original Sew Inspired Design System™. She is painting more now than ever along with creating inspiring mixed media artwork. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her dog Aggie and is the proud mother of two children, Brian and Michelle, both Texas A&M Aggies.
Sara is also an accomplished artist, winning numerous awards and solo shows for her paintings and mixed-media works. In 2013, Sara was appointed by the City of Keller to the Keller Public Arts Board and quickly became Co-Chairperson of the Board where she is actively working to further promote the arts within the City.