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!!
Congratulations on a book deal! How fabulous is that?
BTW, when I clicked on the logo, the link didn’t work. :o( But I got there despite your thwarting…
Mary on Lake Pulaski
Loved seeing them all again Scott! Beautiful.
Scott! I love your quilts! I will have to check out Quilt-Uberfest myself!
Congratulations on the upcoming book!
I’m definitely looking forward to the book. So I’ll be patient with the decrease in blog posting. Well, I’ll try to be anyway. So glad your voice is growing louder and being heard by more people.
Loved seeing some of your quilts and congrats on the book.
Good luck in the contest.
Hadn’t seen your work but I will notice it more now. Enjoyed the show. Congrats on all you’re doing.
Rhonda aka Quilter in The Gap
Sounds like you have a great deal going on but it seems like it is well deserved. Enjoy the book writing. Can’t wait to hear more.
Wonderful quilts, enjoyed reading about your quilting and congrats on your book!
Your work is exquisite! I’m glad to hear that you are becoming successful in a woman dominated avocation. As a retired Home Economics teacher who taught middle school students, boys included, I am glad to hear that you enjoy working with fabric. There are so many “pluses” from learning to do things by hand, it’s a shame that many schools have dropped many of these valuable classes from their offerings. From California, thanks for sharing.