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Monique Kleinhans

Bigfork, MT


I am fascinated by color and texture and enjoy exploring both through my love of the fiber arts. Inspired daily by the beautiful landscapes of Montana and its varied flora and fauna, I use thread and fabric as my palette to recreate not only the visual beauty that surrounds us but also the emotional connection sparked by spending time in nature. 
I am a collage artist of techniques, blending my respect for traditional patchwork with bobbin-work, thread painting, watercolors, felting, and weaving, often on my own hand-dyed and hand-painted fabrics. Many compositions include three-dimensional objects with a variety of fibers and textures.

Selected Exhibitions and Honors

1st Place Montana State Fair 2022

Broad Spectrum: Abundant Pallette  - SAQA 2022

Broad Spectrum  - SAQA 2020

Sassafras Art Gallery Exhibit 20

Best of Show exhibitor for Made in Montana, Helena MT 2019

Featured Quilter Flathead Quilters Guild 2014

Featured Quilter Livingston Quilt Guild 2016

Festival of Threads, Livingston MT 2014, 2015

Featured Artist Paint Metal and Mud Art Gallery, Kalispell, MT 2009-2019

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