About me

Tabea Melekian

My sewing started with my grandmother. She was a seamstress and loved to teach me how to sew. When I was a teenager I made clothes of my sisters and myself. Later, as a young mother I made pants, jackets and dresses of my little kids. Around this time I discovered patchwork and quilting.

After years working with squares, stripes and triangles I found the books of Ruth B. McDowell. The idea of designing my own quilts was fascinating. My husband encouraged me to go forward with it and “sent” me to the USA to two quilting and designing workshops. There I met Ruth B. McDowell but as she had retired the year before, Ann Shaw taught the workshops.

Designing quilts mostly from photos is great fun for me and it became my passion. Since 2011 a friend and I lead a patchwork group for beginning and advanced quilters. After the first workshop in the USA I started to design patterns and teach them as weekend workshops.