Melinda Bula

Charleston 2019

Melinda has been in love with fabric all her life, and she knew when she was sixteen years old that she was going to be an artist. After working for fifteen years as a fabric and wallpaper designer, Melinda, along with her husband, started a hand-silk-screened wallpaper and fabric design company, Melinda Bula Designs, which sold products nationwide. Her wallpaper and fabric designs have been featured on the covers of Better Homes and Gardens magazine and other notable publications. A move to the Sacramento, California area in 1996 inspired Melinda’s involvement in quilting and wearable arts. She has won numerous awards for artistic quilts and wearable arts that use fabric and thread to achieve the look of paintings. Melinda is the author of two books about her fusible technique, Cutting-Garden Quilts and Candy Cane Lane. Along with teaching two classes on, Melinda teaches and lectures in the United States and internationally. Her quilts have been exhibited in locations including the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, Quilt Expo en Beaujolais in France, and the Texas Quilt Museum. In 2013, The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, acquired Melinda’s quilt …AND OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE! You’ll find her website at

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