I chose daiwabo and taupe prints for my son’s college graduation quilt because of their subtleness and complexity. These are two words which describe the facets of Mike’s personality. Plus I wanted a very masculine look, which I think I achieved. Machine quilted my Angie Jurmu.
I rarely make the same quilt twice, but this time it was a rewarding experience. I needed to make a shop sample of my pattern for Eagle Creek Quilt Shop. This local quilt shop has a wide array of civil war prints and so this version of "Visit to Lane Cottage" has a warm, old-fashioned look. Machine quilted by Angie Jurmu.
I was heavily influenced by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran's book "Collaborative Quilts." Then a family vacation to Tucson for Christmas provided even more inspiration and well, I designed this unique quilt called "Christmas Cactus." Machine quilted by The Scribbler.
One of my favorite movies is “The Princess Bride.” I know a lot of dialog from that movie and one of my favorite lines is when Miracle Max describes Wesley as … “mostly dead.” This quilt is not all red, but mostly red. Machine quilted by Sherri Falls.
The Double Wedding Ring pattern is a classic. Most quilters have it on their “to do” list. This version simplifies and speeds the process. The pattern is called “Rings that Bind.” Machine quilted by The Scribbler.
My name is Chris Barnard and I have been quilting for 20 years and teaching quilt classes for 10 years. My goal, besides sharing my passion for quilting, is to inspire people to begin quilting or finish quilts already started.