Kelli Nina Perkins is a mixed media artist and librarian living on the shores of Lake Michigan. For over a decade, Kelli has been making art that prizes the everyday ephemera of our lives, incorporating the common flotsam of discarded life into art that speaks to the heart. She's taught soapmaking, pysanky, altered books, paper bead making and a variety of mixed media on a local and national level, with virtual studios at the International Quilt Show and a DVD for Quilting Arts Workshops titled "Stitch Imagery." She's been a guest on the PBS show Quilting Arts TV twice, presenting demonstrations on transfer techniques for liquid clay and her method for creating stitched paper-cloth collage pillows. She has more than a dozen published articles with artwork and instruction and has contributed articles and art to three popular craft books on mixed media altered art, self-portraits and artist trading cards. Her book Stitch Alchemy has been a bestseller in quilting, sewing and papercrafts.