Melody Randol

I'm a biologist by degree, teacher by profession, and fiber artist by passion. Born and raised in Southern California, I have spent the past four decades living in the Colorado Rockies. My husband and I are avid campers and hikers, and I am never without my camera. With Mother Nature as my mentor, I start with what I see.

I use a number of tools in creating my art including a camera, computer, scanner, printer, and sewing machine. I dye, paint, discharge, screen print, stitch and embellish fabric. Each art quilt evolves as I work, with the end result being something beyond what I envisioned at the onset. My work, like the natural world, is ever changing, and is represented in numerous corporate, public, and private collections.

Selected Juried Exhibitions, Awards, Public Art Commissions, and Media/Publications

  • 2017 Solo Exhibit, October 21, 2017-January 7, 2018, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
  • 2016 Craft Hilton Head 2016, City Side Lights, Hilton Head Island, SC, Best of Show Award
  • 2016 Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016, Moored, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA, Viewer’s Choice Award
  • 2016 “Japan!” by Melody Randol, Machine Quilting Unlimited, MAR/APR
  • 2016 Painted Sky: 106 Artists of the Rocky Mountain West by E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing
  • 2015 New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, Still Waters, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins CO, Creative Artistry Award
  • 2015 Machine Quilting Unlimited, Jan/Feb 2015, Featured Artist
  • 2014 Invitational, Contemporary Takes on Traditional Patterns, Crystal Mill, May 2014-March 2015, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO
  • 2014 Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky's the Limit, Still Waters, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA, Quilts Japan Award
  • 2014 Green Art: Trees, Leaves, and Roots by E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing
  • 2013 Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May 2013, Featured Artist
  • 2013 Color Wheel of Emotion, Sunrise, Sunset, Studio Art Quilt Associates, traveling exhibit
  • 2012 Seasonal Palette, Spring Runoff, Studio Art Quilt Associates, traveling exhibit
  • 2011 Water, Water Everywhere, Birding in the Everglades, Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton OH, Best of Show and Viewer's Choice Awards
  • 2011 Quilt Invitational, Pushing the Surface 2011, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio
  • 2011 Quilt Invitational, Brigham City Museum-Gallery, Brigham City UT
  • 2010 Creative Force 2010, Capitol Reef: A Painterly Perspective, Studio Art Quilt Associates, traveling exhibit
  • 2010 500 ART QUILTS, Lark Books


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