Along with being a Quilt teacher and Author, Gail is the founder of Hawks Aloft, a rescue organization that cares for and educates the public about birds of prey that can no longer live in the wild due to injuries. Gail brought along three owls to visit the studio. They watched as she shared her method of using a flexible curve ruler, a pencil, and freezer paper to create a free-form drawing for making curved flying geese. She also has tips for eliminating waste when foundation paper piecing and for removing the foundation paper.
Also in this show, Ricky was in Paducah when an antique quilt caught his attention. The quilt featured a variation on an Irish Chain. He breaks down that quilt into workable strip sets and creates an updated contemporary version.
Gail's Pattern, Thunderbirds Rising, was created specfically for The Quilt Show. Click here to purchase.
Flying Colors by Gail Garber
Ricky loved an antique quilt he saw in Paducah featuring an Irosh Chain with a block called Polka Dot Square. He breaks down the quilt into workable strip sets and creates an updated contemporary version.
Gail Garber talks about her bird of prey rescue organization, Hawks Aloft, and talks about the three owls that are visiting the set. We also take a look at her quilts and learn more about birds of prey.
Gail shows us how to create curved flying geese. She also has tips for foundation piecing.
Gail talks more about Hawks Aloft and the raffle quilt they create every year.