QUILTS

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!

 

In 2015, I completed a small collection of quilts honoring favorite modern artists such as  Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn and Josef Albers.

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