Fire and ice, hand quilted cotton
Abtract #1, machine quilted linen
Stars of Africa, hand quilted cotton
After Diebenkorn #3, hand dyed linen, machine quilted, private collection
Denim and Khaki 9-patch, machine quilted cotton
After Diebenkorn #1, machine quilted, hand dyed linen
After Diebenkorn #2, machine quilted, hand dyed linen
Landscape, hand quilted cotton
Not Black & White, machine quilted, up-cycled upholstery fabrics
Orange Boxes, machine quilted, hand dyed linen and cotton
Postage Stamp Sampler, Grandma Martin's scraps, hand-quilted cotton
Zen Garden #1, hand-quilted up-cycled upholstery silks, private collection
Sea and Sand, machine-quilted up-cycled upholstery fabrics
Untitled #1, machine quilted, hand dyed linen
Zen Garden #2, hand quilted up-cycled upholstery silks
Tic-Tac-Toe, hand-quilted cotton
Untitled #2, machine quilted, hand dyed linen
12 - 17
I started making quilts shortly after my wife and I got married, inspired by her maternal Grandmother Suie Gehman Martin. I thought it would be cool to make a few crib-sized quilts together for our children, when they came along. I soon tired my wife out, and she taught me to do the basic sewing on her machine (which is now my machine!). I made about 8-10 small quilts in those first few years, and then got busy with life (and those children who id come along!)
In 2007, I decided to get myself jump-started creatively by forcing myself to put together one quilt TOP per week between Labor Day and Christmas. I furiously started creating, and some of these quilts are the result of that crazy season.
In the years since then, I have slowed down a little and make 3-6 quilts per year in my "spare" time. I have tried experimenting with dying my own fabrics, and some nontraditional, more free-flowing designs.
This is just a rather random sampling. Many of these are currently sold or in private collections. If you have to have one of these, please inquire asap!
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