Gail Garber Designs

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Gail's Teaching Schedule

Asymmetry in Quilt Design – New Class for 2019



February 23, 2019 &
March 2, 2019

Ann Silva’s Sewing Center

Albuquerque, NM

Contact:  505-881-5253

March 12, 2019

Over The Mountain Quilt Guild

Tijeras, NM

Contact:  Holly Plugge


March 22-23, 2019

Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild

Scandia, MN

Contact:  Anne Hurlburt


May 1-2, 2019

Cibolo Creek Quilter’s Guild 

Quilt Conference

Boerne, TX

Contact: Judi Burr


May 15-16, 2019

Highland Lakes Quilt Guild

Marble Falls, TX

Contact:  Jo McWilliams


May 17-18, 2019

New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild

New Braunfels, TX

Contact:  Sharon Schaefer


June 20-22, 2019

Illini Prairie Quilt Guild

Robinson, IL

Contact:  Barbara Harrington


September 11-14, 2019

AQS Fall Paducah

Paducah, KY

Contact to be updated as information is available

September 16-17, 2019

Hill Country Quilt Guild

Kerrville, TX

Contact:  Jo Locke


September 25-27, 2019


Charleston, SC


October 28 – November 3, 2019

International Quilt Festival

Houston, TX


November 9-18, 2019

Discover the Darien and Canal Zones of Panama


Gail Garber, Hawks Aloft, and the Canopy Family!

Harpy Eagle. Image courtesy of the Canopy Family.

Panama is a biologically and culturally diverse country connecting North and South America. It is a haven for wildlife watchers of all kinds, especially birders. The Canopy Family has operated ecotourism lodges in Panama since 1999. Their mission is “to share the nature, history and culture of the Republic of Panamá with passion and enthusiasm, focused on customer satisfaction and guided by the principles of conservation and social responsibility.”

Gail is the founder and Executive Director or Hawks Aloft, Inc.,  based in Albuquerque, NM.  Founded in 1994, Hawks Aloft works to conserve indigenous wild birds and their habitats through avian research, conservation education, raptor rescue, and cooperation with others. Gail and Hawks Aloft have offered trips to Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, and other international destinations at least once a year to experience diverse wildlife and new cultures. Join Gail and Hawks Aloft and the Canopy Family on the trip of a lifetime!

Trip Highlights

  • Look for Harpy Eagles!
  • Visit the Darién region of Panama, a vast area of the eastern part of the country with no roads and diverse wildlife. Stay at the Canopy Family’s Canopy Camp.
  • Explore local culture, including a native Embera village.Relax and enjoy rainforest-level views from the famous Canopy Tower.

Meet your leader:  Gail Garber

Gail Garber, Executive Director, discovered her passion for birds nearly 30 years ago. Since then, she has dedicated her life to avian studies, education, and other aspects of Hawks Aloft. She has traveled extensively for birding, including much of the U.S. as well as Canada, Venezuela, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, and Tanzania. She has lead birding tours to New Zealand, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and closer afield within the U.S. Garber is a popular speaker for adult programs throughout the Albuquerque area and at birding festivals in New Mexico and Colorado where she regularly leads raptor tours at various events, sharing her love of birding and conservation.

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April 14 – 15, 2020

Loose Threads Quilters Guild

Gilbertsville, PA

Contact: Laurie Kelly


May 12 – 13, 2020

Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild

O’Fallon, IL

Contact: Jana Bechtoldt


 August 13 – 16, 2020

Back by popular demand!  A multi-day Design Workshop!

The Main House Retreat at Creations

Kerrville, TX

Contact:  Kathy Thompson or Julie Milam