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The 2020 Hawks Aloft Raffle Quilt
Presenting our newest raffle quilt, #27! It measures 90″ x 90″ and was stitched by a team of 15.  Tickets are on sale now.   We will draw the winning ticket on December 5, 2020.  Get your tickets now!

The winning raffle ticket for the 2019 Hawks Aloft Raffle Quilt was drawn on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  The winner is Joyce Auer of Montana! She was thrilled to receive the quilt and has showed it at many of the quilt guilds near her home town. 

It was designed by  Yours Truly with special touches by Donna Barnitz and Barb Deshler.     The 2020 quilt top was completed on Sunday, Jan 12.  Scroll down to see a photo of the quilt top and the team that made it. 



For Gail, quilting began as a whim, when friends convinced her to take a hand-quilting class. more


Gail lectures and conducts workshops to quilters throughout the U.S. and abroad… more


My quilting buddies and I also enjoy the outdoors so we formed a Quilter’s Hiking Group… more


Gail Garber frequently teaches for quilting tours…. more


Watch Gail and Friends on The Quilt Show

with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson!

Visit the Archives to find this Episode!

What fun we had filming!  Do you see the special guest in the background?  Stay tuned to learn all about the show, and a big reveal!


From the Land of Enchantment:  Thirty Years of Quilts by Gail Garber

Check out this video by the American Quilter’s Society created in January 2015.  The video features 30 different quilts, created over a period of 30 years.





What fun it was to work on my this collaboration with Kris Vierra. We call our new quilt, “Celebration”, which seems to be an appropriate word for our quilt partnership. I design and stitch the quilt top and Kris works her magic in the quilting design and stitching. We hope you like it too.


Here’s the back of the quilt which really shows off Kris’ mastery in stitching.

Celebration - back of quilt. By Gail Garber and Kris Vierra

Celebration – back of quilt. By Gail Garber and Kris Vierra

Proud to Be a BERNINA AmbassadorWAS 205x205I am proud to be a Bernina Ambassador.  I first fell in love with this brand some 25 years ago when I received an 1230 as a gift.  Little did I know it would change my life in so many ways!  For many years, I was fortunate to be the recipient of a loaner machine from the company.  I stitched on several different machines, but when I received my loaner 730, I fell head-over-heels in love.  Now, I own my beloved 730, purchased from my local dealer, Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Center in Albuquerque, NM.  This is also the place where you will find me teaching locally!  It is so important to shop local!  Support your local shops!  If you click on the Bernina badges, you will find that they are live links.

The 2020 Hawks Aloft Raffle Quilt

We did it again!  A huge thanks go to Cynthia Figueroa-McInteer for designing the center of the quilt, and to Brb Deshler for the hand applique and to Donna Barnitz for helping to stitch the center in advance of our retreat, held January 10 – 12, 2020. Our team completed the quilt top in 2 days. It has now been delivered to Tisha Cavanaugh at Quilt Icing for her to work her magic with the longarm quilting. The winning ticket will be drawn on December 5, 2020.  You can purchase tickets here.    All funds raised go to support our team of non-releasable avian ambassadors that are the focal center our our education programs.

From L-R: Cynthia Figueroa-McInteer, Gail Garber, Vicky Harms, Ed Chappelle, Allison Schacht, Sami Sanborn, Layla (the dog(, Rick Deshler, Evelyn McGarry, Ed Chappelle, Allison Schacht, Sami Sanborn, Layla (the dog), Lizzie Roberts, Mary Chappelle, Evelyn McGarry, Barb Deshler, Carol Bauer. Not Shown: Steve Elkins, Donna Barnitz, and Maggie Stein.

Learn more about Hawks Aloft, the organization that we founded in 1994 and the work that we continue to do in New Mexico and surrounding states.