Coleen O’Connell 

Hartland, VT 

Coleen loves all things colorful and creative but especially anything to do with fabric and yarn and nature. Friendship quilts are a favorite. Coleen is both a fiber artist and nature printer, and a member of the International Nature Printing Society. In love with the natural world, she has found nature printing to be an exquisite way to capture the intricacies and patterns in life.

Coleen is a retired Professor of Ecological Pedagogy in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. As an amateur naturalist, she has taught students in the field for over 30 years. Her fiber skills are a result of a grandmother who had Coleen sewing, knitting, embroidering and crocheting beginning at age five. Coleen’s works of art are functional and one of a kind.