Singular Silks, owner Jill Quillian, specializes in calligraphy and silk painting. When she isn’t creating one of a kind works of art she is teaching her craft to others. You can see a sampling of Jill’s exquisite work on her website:


What is your earliest memory of being a maker?

I think I was born with a crayon in my hand.


What do you like most about being a maker?

I am creative, and this is my outlet. I don’t have a choice, I love to be immersed in my art. I create awesome silk paintings and silk scarves with French dyes.


What’s your big, audacious goal?

Finding galleries to show my work.


What do you want to accomplish in the next one-two years?

I’m new to Denver. I’d like to develop more mutually supportive connections in Denver’s art community.


What has been your biggest challenge?

Being new to Denver. It takes time to get to know people in the art community and to develop supportive relationshipa.

To meet people and create those connections, I do some small shows and take action to get the word out


What is one thing about you that would surprise people?

I am shy, but not when I am teaching or sharing my art.


Jill will be demonstrating the ancient art of silk dying at the 2017 Denver Maker Faire on October 14-15 at the Denver Mart. For more information and tickets go to