I find pulling a needle with thread through fabric soothes my soul.  I try to find at least a few minutes to do this every day.  My husband Jim and I love nature walks and shopping in antique stores.  Who knows what vintage fabric will find its way into a quilt?


My station in life is teaching.  After a career in public education, I began to explore my creative side.  Now I teach classes and give lectures related to quiltmaking.  I’ve made nearly ninety quilts in the past fifteen years. Some of these are elaborate bed-sized quilts, others are small wall hangings, many are somewhere in between.

I began with traditional piecing and appliqué techniques using quilters’ cotton fabrics.  Sunprints and photos on fabric came next. Now I include wool, linen, vintage fabrics, and decorator fabrics.  I embellish with embroidery, buttons, pins, anything I can find a way to attach to cloth.

I can be reached at sandy@sandygilreath.com.