Kestrel Michaud

is creating fine art steampunk quilts

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Explorers search out uncharted expanses and trek to the far ends of the earth in search of knowledge, treasure, and glory. You, my Steampunk Explorers, have supported me from the very start. You are taking a risk on me, by supporting me before I've established myself as a consistent deliverer of goods and promises. As a thank you, I'm offering this tier to my first ten subscribers. For the lifetime of your subscription, you will receive all the benefits of the Aeronaut tier, but for half the price. Thank you for believing in me.

In this tier, you will receive the following benefits:
  • Early access to my blog posts. My newest blog posts will be made available exclusively to you, my patrons, for at least one month before they go public on my website.
  • Your name will be listed on my KestrelMichaud.com website to thank you for supporting me. (If you do not wish your name to be published on my Thank You page, you may opt out.)
  • Explorers have access to my complete video history. This content will include behind-the-scenes looks at how I make my quilts. All Patreon-exclusive videos are available.
  • Explorers will be invited to view my monthly LiveStream(s). There will be at least 1 (one) LiveStream each month, and you will be able to view and chat during each event. A recording will be published after each event.
  • Early access
  • Patron shout-out
  • Complete Video Library
  • Livestreams
  • Behind-the-scenes content

Victorian

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A Victorian is someone who lived in the age of Queen Victoria's reign (mid to late 1800s). Whether you live in a city or in a manor in the country, you are an essential part of my Steampunk world. Thank you for your support.

In this tier, you will receive the following benefits:
  • Early access to my blog posts. My newest blog posts will be made available exclusively to you, my patrons, for at least one month before they go public on my website. 
  • Victorians will have access to the latest Patreon-exclusive video(s) for at least 1 month. This includes recordings of monthly LiveStreams and behind-the-scenes looks at how I make my quilts.
  • Your name will be listed on my KestrelMichaud.com website to thank you for supporting me. (If you do not wish your name to be published on my Thank You page, you may opt out.)
  • Early access
  • Limited Video Access
  • Patron shout-out
  • Behind-the-scenes content

Aeronaut

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$10
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An Aeronaut is someone who flies in a man-made device, whether it's a hot air balloon, aeroplane, or airship. Flying is an indispensable part of my Steampunk world, as are you, my Aeronauts. Thank you, so much, for your support. 

In this tier, you will receive the following benefits:
  • Early access to my blog posts. My newest blog posts will be made available exclusively to you, my patrons, for at least one month before they go public on my website.
  • Your name will be listed on my KestrelMichaud.com website to thank you for supporting me. (If you do not wish your name to be published on my Thank You page, you may opt out.)
  • Aeronauts have access to my complete video history. This content will include behind-the-scenes looks at how I make my quilts. All Patreon-exclusive videos are available.
  • Aeronauts will be invited to view my monthly LiveStream(s). There will be at least 1 (one) LiveStream each month, and you will be able to view and chat during each event. A recording will be published after each event.
  • Early access
  • Patron shout-out
  • Complete Video Library
  • Livestreams
  • Behind-the-scenes content

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About Kestrel Michaud

Welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Kestrel Michaud. If this is your first time visiting my page, please let me clarify that the three images in the cover photo are fused, raw-edge appliqué quilts, not panels or paintings.

I'm a classically-trained, internationally-recognized, and award-winning fine artist who specializes in making realistic pictures out of fabric. I started making fused appliqué fabric pictures (no stitching) as a 15-year-old in High School. Thirteen years later, I discovered the world of art quilting, bought a sewing machine, and started turning my fabric picture designs into quilts. It was at that point I finally started making the artwork I was most passionate about: Steampunk.

"I have a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career."
— Liam Neeson, Taken

I started drawing before I could walk. My parents are both retired professional artists and worked in the commercial design industry. I have a BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design, where I graduated with honors in 2010. I've worked with fabric as a fine art medium for 17 years. Taken quotes aside, my life experiences, the creative people around me, and the tens of thousands of hours I've devoted to my craft have developed my knowledge and talent in ways that are not available to many other people. In addition, I have innovated my own, unique process for making highly-detailed quilts in the style of imaginative realism, using modern technology. I've also created a method of completely preventing frays when sewing fused appliqué fabric. I want to share my knowledge and innovations with the world.

Unfortunately, sharing my knowledge and innovations has a cost: time. This is where you come in. By supporting me through Patreon, you are helping me to continue creating and providing valuable content. You are helping me continue to make quilts. And in return, the content I create will be available to you either by early access or as exclusives that will only ever be available to my Patreon supporters.

I see Patreon as a symbiotic relationship between me and anyone who likes my work or wants to learn from me. Subscribers get access to class-worthy content, access to far more content than would normally be available in one class, and direct access to me for Q&A — such as during my LiveStreams — all for a low cost that enables me to create more content. I get to continue sharing my knowledge to help other quilters improve their work, but I also get a reliable income that is necessary to create that content in the first place.

Thank you.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 8 exclusive posts
2
Images
4
Writings
2
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 8 exclusive posts
2
Images
4
Writings
2
Videos

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