Sara Miller’s passion is to combine her technology expertise, and love for sewing into a career promoting the joy of creative quilting. She is a fiber artist, specializing in creating wearable art and quilting with an emphasis on art quilts that are creative and colorful.
Sara Miller’s career as a fiber artist had very early beginnings. At the age of 5, in her kindergarten class, she painted a bright red flower on a pastel pink dress that her mom had just made for her, because she felt it was too pale and needed more color. To this day she continues to express herself through her brightly colored quilts, fabrics and wearable art.
Sara started sewing her own clothes in home economics class in the 7th grade and has been sewing up a storm ever since. Like most teenagers, Sara didn’t listen to her mom, when she urged her to attend fashion design school in New York, but instead she went to the University of Buffalo, in New York where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She eventually got into sales in the fast growing computer industry, where she worked for over 20 years. In 2001, Sara finally got the opportunity to pursue her true passion, when she was asked to work as a Creative Consultant for Pfaff Sewing Machines. That year Sara started her own company and named it Sew Inspired because she wanted to spread her passion for the Art of Sewing and Quilting by inspiring her students and customers.
Sara Miler has traveled all over the United States for the last 5 years teaching and inspiring sewers and quilters with her unique and out of the box quilts and wearable art. Sara lectures and does workshops at major quilt shows and sewing industry conventions, for sewing machine dealers, quilt shops and Quilt and Fiber Art Guilds throughout the United States.
Sara Miller’s spectrum of fiber art ranges from her unique curved quilt block designs and curved piecing techniques to abstract needle-felting and transforming fabrics through the use of fibers and appliques. Her unique works are bold and colorful, and are often mistaken for canvases.