Highland Lakes Quilt Guild presents a trunk show by Gail Hurn, with many of her splendid quilts from past to present.
Gail Hurn, a longtime member of Highland Lakes Quilt Guild (HLQG) will show her extensive collection of fine quilts and wall hangings and share her personal quilt journey February 15, at the First Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr, Marble Falls, TX. Members of the HLQG meet the third Wednesday of each month, 9AM-noon. Gail learned to sew at the age 10, when her mother sent her to Singer Sewing School, but it wasn’t until years later that she made her first bed quilt. Gail was born in Texas and earned a degree in business which took her into teaching, Instruction Technology, to junior college students and eventually into teaching the teacher at San Antonio ISD. While living in Philadelphia in the mid 70’s Gail continued her interest in quilting and soon discovered the beauty of handmade Amish quilts. Gail started a cottage business commissioning quilts for her customers. Drawing on her academic background, combined with her love for quilts, Gail was soon selling 100’s of quilts. Gail used computer software to design patterns and selecting colors, sometimes modifying traditional blocks to suit her customer’s wishes. Gail often employed Amish and Mennonite women to make her quilts.
Please join us at February’s meeting, when Gail speaks about her journey with quilts and shares her life’s lessons. Visitors are welcome and new members are highly sought-after. For more information: www.hlqg.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo 1: Quilt title: Crystallis made by old Order Amish ladies in Indiana