Men Quilt Too!
So when you are a male quilter, well, you kind of stand out in the crowd more than you would say…. here…
and because of that sometimes you get “special” treatment….like say, a quilt show just for your gender only …just because you are that special…
So for you new peeps, welcome to the Men Quilt Too! quilt show. Click on the icon below and you can follow the links there to see the actual show and vote on your favorites. The way that I understood the rules, I can’t tell you which one is mine….but you’ll figure it out I bet.
This part of the show is where you find out about me and my other works, etc. To be completely honest, sometimes I just don’t know what to say! But once you get me started, I’ll probably get going just fine…..so my wife says….
I have been quilting about 20 years or so…always on the side as a hobby…..15 years ago or so, I thought I would like to do something professionally in this world…..didn’t quite happen the way I thought it would or in the time I thought it would, but it is beginning now….Or I should say it has been happening and the momentum seems to be building. This week in particular… A bunch of my bloggy and Twitter friends just started Quilt-Uberfest today, and I have a special post that I am sharing with my friends at Generation Q Magazine this Wednesday as well as spots on two Blog Book Tours later this week…..and then I have a block on the Celebrate Christmas Quilt-along next month as well. I think I haven’t blogged as much in quite sometime….but you may not hear much from me after that….I have got a book to write! That sums up the present…do you want to know a little bit about the lead up to this?
Like I said I have quilting pretty steadily the last 20 years or so…but actually I made my first quilt back when I was 15 or so. Americana was all the rage because we had just passed the United States’ Bicentennial year, and colonial-pioneer stuff was all the rage. I decided that I wanted to make a quilt for my bed. My mom helped me, the quilt was pretty darn ugly, but at the time, I thought it was pretty cool!! Didn’t do much after that, but then shortly after I was married, I wanted to try my hand at making some thing for around the house…Neither of us had a sewing machine, so one year I took some bonus money and bought one. 3 kids, a house, and lots of quilts later, I found that submitting a quilt to a magazine wasn’t as hard as I had thought, so I started to get published in magazines. Then I started working with fabric companies and meeting fabric and pattern designers. I have been to several Quilt Markets since then, and I feel like many of those designers I have met are my friends now. Real friends, not faux e-friends. I only see these people once a year most likely, but the internet has made it feel like we could be neighbors….(without all the fighting kids and strange smells and lawnmower noise that comes with being in a neighborhood.)
Okay enough of that…let’s get on to the quilts… Presented in no particular order and no verbage….just to enjoy.
So that’s just a little selection of some of the quilts I have made…
Hope I didn’t bore you too much if you are a regular here…You’ve already seen all of these creations… For the new visitors welcome, and stop by more often….I love company!!