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Azimuth, an Oldie but a Goodie!

It all began with a love of all things Jinny Beyer back in 1983.  I fell in love with her quilt, Ray of Light Medallion, and wanted a quilt like that more than anything in the world.  Now, I knew full well that I could not buy her quilt, so I set about learning to design my own.  I signed up for a work study group called Medallion, where Ruby Chick, at age 80, was my teacher.  She taught me how to design and draft.  Using Jinny’s Blocks and Borders book, which was my bible at the time, I designed what was to be my masterpiece quilt.  Of course, back then, quilts were ‘supposed to be’ hand stitched.  So, Azimuth, following in the tradition of quilters of the time is entirely hand stitched.  It measures 110″ x 110″ and was completed between 1984 and 1989.


3 Responses to “Azimuth, an Oldie but a Goodie!”

  1. Gloria Petty says:

    Gail, I saw this quilt at the Albuquerque Quilt Show, and fell in love with it. It is absolutely beautiful, and more so after reading your story about it. I am not a quilter, but I have several that my Aunts, Grandmother, and Mom made many years ago. Now that I am retired, I am going to learn (starting at the very beginning) to make a basic quilt.
    Thank you for sharing your quilts, and knowledge, with us.

  2. Angela Preston says:

    Daughter in law loves this quilt. Do you sell the pattern?

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