January 20, 2010
Gordon the Quilter
Posted in People of Satin Moon tagged applique, Chilli Pepper Designs, Daphne Greig, Designs to Share with You, men quilters, Million pillow cases, Patchwork Studios, quilt classes, quilt sociology, stack and wack, Ursual Riegel at 9:36 pm by satinmoon
Only 6 years ago Gord’s idea of a guy having a good time looked like this
but now he has discovered the true joy of quilting !
With the patience of his first quilt teacher Ursula Riegel
Gord created his first table runner, with a pocket knife instead of a seam ripper, much to Ursula’s horror
He dabbled with a triple rail from the left overs of our daughters’
Place mats seemed like a reasonable project.
So in a rare class by Laura McDonald creator of Chili Pepper designs
Gordon crafted a wonderful set of Dove Tail placemats
Daphne Greig , was the next brave teacher
His original design was made for our son in Arizona.
I’ll try and add a photo of it this week when we are in Tucson.
Next Daphne guided Gord in the creation of a quilt for nephew Josh’s wedding gift-
the red and gold quilt taking shape on the design board
Next came the joy of small stuff….
Gord did some mass production of pillow cases for family and staff ,
for every season.
Remember to see him in action at his Hot Dog Pillow Case Party Class
His first real challenge of a quilt was this batik beauty
which is Chico’s favourite
The ultimate challenge so far has been for Denise ,
Under whose unfailing good humor and superb teaching
Gordon created a stunning Stack and Wack for our guest room.
He has just finished a wonderful quilt for my Dad’s 80th birthday…its in the mail and will be unveiled February 6