Kristin La Flamme was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA; lived in Germany for over a decade; and for the time being, resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, two kids, and their well-traveled cat.

She has a BFA in Graphic Design, has had her art quilts shown internationally, and is a co-author of “Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge.” While enrolled at Otis Art Institute, she also had the opportunity to be an exchange student at Parsons School of Design in New York and study painting and art history courses at Parsons in Paris. Perhaps this is where the love affair with travel began. Kristin sees herself as an artist who sews, thus blending her fine art education and her crafty upbringing. She enjoys traditional piecing by machine and varied hand embroidery embellishments, but is not opposed to using any technique or material if it is appropriate to the message to be conveyed in the artwork.