Gordana Brelih studied at the Academy of Applied Art and Design in Belgrade.
She immigrated to Canada in 1991. Following a successful career in fashion design, Gordana discovered quilting in 2002. After receiving a strong grounding in traditional quilting she began experimenting with different techniques. These experiments cultivated a devotion to all forms of quilting and a love of hand-embellishment, free motion embroidery and machine piecing. She has put hundreds of hours into her work, stitch-by-stitch, adding lustrous threads, beads and non-traditional materials like paper and metal. Her art takes on a life of its own.
In 2010 she received the Grand Prize at Threadworks and Curator's Choice Award at The Grand National.