I began quilting in 1999, making my first pieced quilt of simple squares, then bought a hand-quilt frame to learn hand quilting (which I still do to this day),
Since then, I have enjoyed going to many quilt shows, and have made art quilts, invested in a long arm quilting machine, and have learned so many new techniques to add to my toolbox. Always fun and still so relaxing.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery
I was looking at all your work, it's truly beautiful, lovelytalent. Where did you get the pattern for the Christmas wall hanging of Peace, with the tree making the A I thought I would like to have a go.
Thanks, Gwen! I started my second Baltimore last June and am just finishing block 10. I'm hoping this one won't take 22 years! What are you working on that will need the pretty folded buds? They're so sweet. If you're interested, there is a hand quilting group on this site called Around the Frame. There's a lot of good discussion on there about a variety of topics. Come check us out!
Thanks, Gwen. I loved making the Pennsylvania Sunburst quilt. It was the first quilt I made after I retired and moved to OH. I modified the pattern so the quilt would fit on my king sized bed. I had it professionally machine quilted. Your quilts are so creative and beautifully quilted. You really have a gift.
Thanks Gwen. Yes it is a pineapple pattern. Somewhere in my stuff that is still packed away I have the foundation masters. It is on my list of quilts to make for myself. When we finished the one pictured I was very tired of foundation piecing.
Gwen, your work is extraordinary! It's too hard to pick a favorite, but I'd have to say your self-portraits are striking. May I ask what part of Ohio are you in? I'm SE of Cleveland. Are you anywhere close? I'd love to meet you sometime.