Friday, February 13, 2015

Guild Presentation - Man Made

Wow, it's Valentines weekend and I just looked at the date of my last post.  Slacker?  Not really, I've just been very busy for the past few weeks.  Plus I'm having issues with my iPhone talking to my Surface.  I see pictures on the phone, but the Surface can't seem to find any after a specific date.

So 45 minutes later, the simple task of finding photos on my phone and moving them over to my pc has been completed and I can share a few things with you.

As usual, click to enlarge the photos.  We had a fabulous guest speaker come to our guild this month, Geoff Hamada of Hamada Farms Quilts  (link to his FB page) in Seattle, WA

His presentation was a combination of slides and samples, and he spoke about men quilter's through the years.  It was SO interesting and some the slides had such amazing quilts.

Geoff does a lot of hand work and his beading and hand quilting is amazing.  His choice of fabrics on these pieces is so far removed from what I would use; I think this is what intrigued me the most about these pieces.

The "other" group of work that Geoff showed was his Hawaiian quilting.  He certainly has mastered those tiny tight curves and his hand quilting is terrific.  I dream about stitches that are that even!

Who doesn't love a red/cream  appliqued piece?  I wanted to sneak this one out of his pile, Oh well, I guess I'll add it to my bucket list of quilts that I want to make.

Oh so traditional, the red/yellow combination.

OK, my pictures aren't that great, but I had to show them. 

If your guild is looking for a guest speaker, I would highly recommend Geoff.  He lives in the Seattle area, is very knowledgeable as he spent several years on the Board of Directors at the La Conner Quilt Museum, and has had his work featured in exhibits across the nation.  His presentation was  well organized, informative and he has a very good sense of humor.  You will not be disappointed. 

Sharon...... who has been quilting up a storm for customers, charity quilts and a secret sewing project!


Karen said...

Wow! The red & yellow Hawaiian quilt is gorgeous.

Mimi said...

Wow..I think I am partial to the Hawaiian quilts. They are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them with us. As for being busy....I can relate. Busy or not, I hope you are enjoying the process.

Janet O. said...

The applique blows me away. Gorgeous work!

Barb said...

awesome Hawaiian quilts - wow

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful. I hadn't heard about him. I'm off to look up his website right now. Happy love day!

Lori said...

Looks like a fantastic quilter! Amazing!

Nancy said...

Thanks for taking the time to post these. He looks like a great quilter.