My introduction into the quilting arts was many years ago. My middle sister, Judy, gave me a beautiful red & white quilt for Christmas in 1988. She hand pieced it and quilted it. Besides the crocheted afghan my Aunt Ellen made for me the year before, this is one of my most cherished posessions. I was so overwhelmed and intrigued by the quilt, that I decided to give it a try. Not knowing where to start, I checked the yellow pages and found a quilt shop, Quilts Plus, in Indianapolis. I apologize to my instructor, but I’m really bad with names so I don’t remember her name, but she was very patient with me and showed me the ins and outs of hand and machine piecing.
Some twenty years later, I’m still learning. During the many years that I’ve been quilting I participated in activities to surround myself with other quilters. I volunteered at my local guilds by being newsletter editor, by designing or assisting in coordinator donation quilts, and working closely with a store owner on her newsletter and book publishing business (Kaye England Publications). I’ve taken classes from many local, national and international intructors and have finally found my niche. I prefer traditional patchwork and I’m warming up to machine quilting.
Visit my other pages for a list of things that I’ve accomplished or assisted with. The list isn’t very long, but it has made me very happy over the years. The one thing that I’m happiest about is creating the online quilt group, QuiltGuy. I hope it provides a forum for men who like to quilt as a hobby, an artform, or as a living. Feel free to join us at QuiltGuy.