Gail Garber Designs

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Gallery of Quilts


© 1989
44” x 36”

A collage of all of my favorite things about my hometown, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Sandia mountains rise 5200 vertical feet on the east side the Rio Grande Valley which is divided by the Rio Grande. My home is on the West Mesa. Fall is my favorite time of year, when the chile, our state vegetable, can be viewed drying in long strands called chile ristras. The hot air balloon is a common sight, and the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is the most photographed event in the world. Hand quilted by Margaret Prina.


2 Responses to “Albuquerque-large”

  1. Pat Sullivan says:

    Hello Gail,
    While going through my late mother’s sewing projects, I discovered a half finished quilting project, which I believe is your Albuquerque design. She had finished the landscape, the arch and the balloon. I would love to finish the rest of her project but I wasn’t able to find the pattern she had been using. Is that pattern still available for purchase? It was probably part of a kit.
    My mom was a Southwesten girl through and through. She was born in Clayton, New Mexico in 1921 but spent the greatest part of her life in Albuquerque. She was quite a crafter and I imagine she purchased the patten or kit for this project in Albuquerque, very likely at a craft fair.
    I’d be very grateful for any help you could provide.
    Thank you
    Pat Sullivan

    • Gail Garber says:

      Hi Pat,

      Thank you for writing. The pattern, “Albuquerque” is no longer available for purchase. I have searched my garage and haven’t found any extra copies, but I will put the word out among my friends and see if one turns up. I donated most of those to my local quilt group, Thimbleweeds, a while back. Maybe someone will be willing to give up their pattern. Stay tuned . . .


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