Donna Michalak- McMillan, Michigan


Our Club Member of the Week this week is-Donna Michalak ! Everyone say hi to Donna ! I hope you will enjoy getting to know her a little better!

Your Name: Donna Michalak

At what age did you start sewing/quilting? 36

What is your most favorite project you ever made and why?  Too many to list, but I like to look at something and make it without a pattern.  I make it my own that way !

Who or what inspired you to become a quilter?  My sister Teri.

What color do you have a hard time using in your quilts and why?  Brown, it’s just so bland

What color seems to always make its way into your quilts?  Black, I love to outline.

Do you do other types of sewing besides quilting? (clothing, home décor, etc.)  I make bags and lots of home décor.

Do you have other creative hobbies? (cooking, knitting, painting, gardening….)  gardening, cooking, doodling – drawing, camping.

If you won a shopping spree to a quilt store, what is the first thing you would splurge on?  A long arm quilting machine!

Did you name your sewing machine?  No, I have too many to name (5 plus 2 sergers).

Favorite sewing gadget?  Not sure it’s my favorite, but it’s most used, seam ripper!

What treats do you indulge in while working in your sewing room?  Chocolate, you gotta feed the dawgs.

What’s your oldest UFO?  A block of the month I started in 2012.

Your best sewing tip: Just have fun with it, no one has to like it but you!

What is your favorite technique (hand embroidery, hand applique, machine applique, etc.) paper pieced blocks.

What type of quilt or block is on your “bucket list” and why?  Snail’s trails

Tell us about your family (children, grandchildren, fur babies, etc.)  I have one grown daughter, a son-in-law, one grandson and one granddaughter, my grandson loves my quilts and pillowcases.

Where do you live, and what is your favorite thing about where you live?  McMillan Michigan, in the upper peninsula. It’s beautiful for all four seasons!

Favorite vacation spot?  Eastern Colorado

Favorite food? Pizza

Favorite television show? M.A.S.H.

If someone made a movie about your life, who would play you? Phyllis Diller

Are you a rightie or leftie? Righty

Anything else you’d like to share:  God is good, all the time!