A Visit with Gail Garber

My quilting guild is in the wonderful habit of bringing in nationally-known award-winning quiltmakers to come lecture and offer workshops. This last weekend, Gail Garber paid us a visit and shared her work in making beautiful circle star quilts with intricate borders and colorful flying geese. I was fortunate enough to take 2 of her classes on Friday and Saturday and will blog about how fantastic those were in future posts!

Gail GarberGail is a wonderful lecturer and has an easy-going friendly personality. After just a few minutes with her, you really do want to be her best friend! Here are a few pictures of some of the quilts she brought to show us, posted here with her permission. All I can say is wow!Gail Garber Wheel of FortuneThis quilt, called “Wheel of Fortune” is my absolute favorite. I love the asymmetrical block placed into a symmetrical format with the gently curving binding.

Gail Garber Galactic TangoGalactic Tango is amazing with streaks of flying geese and asymmetrical edges. We learned in class was how to make a radiating star, similar to the one above. Yes, it can be done!!Gail Garber QuadrilleIn Quadrille, I love how she used a Paula Nadelstern fabric as the focus print in the diamonds, then utilized solid colors, hand dyes and tonals to match.Gail Garber Dawn of the New Day

Dawn of the New Day was made to commemorate the events of 9/11. Her signature geese and wonderful color selection make this a hallmark of Gail Garber’s amazing work. These quilts were a feast for the eyes!

Be sure to visit Gail’s website at GailGarber.com. You’ll be glad you did!

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