Lesley Riley

Lesley Riley

Lesley Riley wears many hats. She is an internationally known mixed-media artist, quilter, teacher, writer, and Artist Success coach/mentor who turned her initial passion for photos, color, and the written word into a dream occupassion. Her art and articles have appeared in numerous publications and juried shows. A former contributing editor of Cloth Paper Scissors, Lesley showcased new talent in mixed-media art. Her first book, Quilted Memories, brought new ideas and techniques to quilting and preserving memories. Her second book, Fabric Memory Books, combined fabric and innovative ideas with the art of bookmaking. Two more books, Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur and Create with Transfer Artist Paper, introduced versatile new materials to the mixed-media art world.

In Lesley’s ongoing effort to find the best ways for quilters and mixed-media artists to get permanent imagery on fabric, she introduced Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper—the state-of-the-art technology for iron-on transfers to fabric and other surfaces. The Craft and Hobby Association named it the CHA Innovation Award Winner in winter 2011.

Her passion and desire to help every artist reach her or his creative dreams and potential has led to a growing specialty as an Artist Success expert and coach, providing solutions for artists of all levels. For more information, please visit

When not teaching, writing about, or making art, Lesley, a Washington, D.C., native, loves spending time with her high-school sweetheart husband, six children, and five granddaughters.

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Create with Transfer Artist Paper
Creative Image Transfer—Any Artist, Any Style, Any Surface
Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur®
Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper 5-Sheet Pack
Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper 18-Sheet Pack
Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper Classroom Pack