St. John’s Priest Associate, the Rev. Michelle W. Bolt, and her husband Dr. Patrick Bolt are the busy parents of four active boys, ages 5, 8 (twins), and 11. Yet, Michelle still has time to serve as the Chair of the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild and to design and create beautiful pieces of art all stitched by hand.
Michelle says she’s fallen down a historical rabbit hole reading about Thomas Humes and his leadership in Knoxville and at St. John's throughout the Civil War and beyond. This spring, she made a pixel quilt of Thomas Humes, 1252 pieces in 17 neutral shades. You can see it on display at the Arts and Culture Alliance's Emporium at Jackson and Gay St. throughout the month of June. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. It is just one of her works hanging in the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild's show.