QuiltingMen

From Quilting Single to Quilting Couple

Layered Leaves I - Detail

When I started to quilt 15 years ago, I didn’t know anybody even remotely interested in the craft. Not in my own age group – I was in my mid-twenties then – and not in any other age group either for that matter. There were not that many publications available in Germany at that time, so I joined the German patchwork guild in quest of knowledge, enlightenment and fellow quilters...

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Men and the Art of Quiltmaking

Men have probably been quilting for many, many years, decades and even centuries. However, compared to quilting women, their numbers have always been so insignificant that the calculation of a percentage with less than three decimal digits wouldn’t have made any sense.

Lately, this very small minority in the quilting world has gained more momentum and an ever louder voice. More and more men become members in quilt guilds, become quilt and fabric designers and write books on all aspects of quiltmaking. As with us women, their styles are as diverse as are individuals. The book “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking” by Joe Cunningham gives a forum to 30 quilters, some of whom have been well known in the quilting world for years.... (28 April 2011)

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Quilting Men

Odd Fellows Chain

I am not at all anti-men. Well, at least, not all the time.

In most cases, the poor things just can’t help themselves. They are still lugging imaginary slingshots and need to have the biggest club in the gang or they aren’t happy. It took me years to understand this. Which didn’t make relationships with men at all easy, either at work, or at home. No wonder I spent many years on my own: a very happy single lady with two sewing machines, several quilting hoops, a significant fabric stash and never short of an UFO (or two, or three, or four...)... (22 April 2011)

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Johann’s First Quilt Block

Johann’s First Quilt Block

We have a kind of basic principle here at Quilt around the World: Everybody who works for us must have sewn a quilt block once in her or his life before...

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