Riel Nason is an award-winning novelist and textile artist. She is best known for her whimsical selvage quilts.
Riel began quilting in 2009 and made her first selvage quilt in 2010. Since then she has sewn thousands of pieces of selvage together and made dozens of selvage projects both large and small. In 2014 she had her debut solo quilting exhibition in Canada, called "A 1/4 Inch Scream," featuring humorous Halloween-themed selvage quilts that explored the sometimes scary obsession quilters have with their craft. She has also had her selvage quilts shown at Quilt Canada (Canada’s National Juried Show) and in group exhibitions in Canada and France.
Besides selvage quilting, Riel makes colorful, modern free-pieced quilts. She also loves to play with scraps. She maintains a popular quilting blog and is a member of the Canadian Quilters’ Association, the Modern Quilt Guild, and her local quilt guild. Her website is rielnason.com.
Riel lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband, son, daughter, and cats.