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
What fun it was to work on my most recent 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
I 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 2016 Hawks Aloft Raffle Quilt
We did it again! A huge thanks go to Barb Deshler for the beautiful hand applique on the mama Great Horned Owl and the chenille baby owls, and to Donna Barnitz for helping to pre-sew the innermost ring, where mom and her babes reside. The rest of the quilt top was completed by our team of 14 people in nine hours on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The winning ticket will be drawn on December 3, 2016. 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.
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.