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Kleinhans - Quilter - Bigfork, MT, USA

Monique Kleinhans

Bigfork, MT, USA




Contemporary and traditional machine quilting.
I also specialize in thread painting and embellishments.
For samples of my work please see my website:

Work History

Textile Artist

Paint Metal and Mud Art Gallery

April 2011 - April 2011

A Kalispell, Montana co-op gallery featuring the work of Pat Jones,Pia Eaves, Michaela Eaves, Rick Smith, Cheryl Ross Ellingson, Linda Sole, Douglas Dye, Susan Young, John Ashley, Lana O Myer, Monique Kleinhans and Lois Sturgis the gallery is run and staffed by the member artists. We welcome commissions, and all are happy to welcome you to the eclectic gallery set in the lovely Flathead Valley.

Production Coordinator

Media Alchemy Inc.

January 2005 - July 2008

More than just a production firm, Media Alchemy is the company you go to when you need something special - a production uniquely crafted for your audience and product.

Our clients have shown our award winning productions all over the world, on television, at tradeshows, in theme parks, on the web – wherever a key message needs to be heard.


Body Language

July 2002 - September 2002

Body Language premiered at the Mae West Fest and was then accepted to be a part of the Seattle Fringe Festival. The piece uses movement, spoken word and multi-media to explore how we 'dance' in the world, searching for our elusive partners and learning how to move in a body which fails to fall within the lines of a dancer's shape. Body Language was selected to receive special funding for its inclusion in the Fringe Festival.

Director In Residence/Guest Instructor

Bisbee Repertory Theater

January 2001 - March 2001

While in residence, I managed the casting, rehearsal, design and technical elements of two full length productions as well as led the youth winter program which cumulated in a performance.
Directed Volpone , adapted by Steve Bovee and Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw.
Taught winter session of youth program resulting in an evening of original works created by the students, ages 8-18.

Artistic Instigator

theater simple

January 1996 - January 1996

An award-winning, internationally acclaimed company, theater simple was founded in 1990 by two actors who aim to strip the theatrical experience down to its elemental parts: the imagination of the actor and audience, the playwright's words and the director's vision.

theater simple has built a solid international reputation for producing provocative, literate, subversive, entertaining and original theatrical experiences.

Freelance Director and Instructor

theaters and schools around the globe

August 1995 - August 1995

I have directed and taught theatrical workshops in the United States and Internationally for over 13 years for both children and adults, with extended residencies in Bisbee Arizona, Sydney Australia and Adelaide Australia.

My workshops focus on building a strong ensemble, and finding ways to work collaboratively to create new works or enhance or discover the questions locked within established work.

I bring this love of collaboration into all my directing, and believe strongly that most important step in a production is placing the right people in a room together and then establishing the space in which we can discover.


Freelance performer

January 1994 - January 2010


Theater Schmeater

January 1992 - January 1998

retail associate and teacher

Glacier Quilts

Qualifications & Certifications

University of Washington School of Drama

Willamette University

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