I’m sure many of you know that I’m a web developer, but I rarely get to show you what I work on. Most of my projects are either as a freelance sub-contractor for another web development firm that I can’t discuss, or I build database-driven applications for a wide variety of clients that are hidden behind password protection.
So, I’m thrilled to be able to share with you my latest site for Gail Garber who is a fabulous quilter, author and teacher. She creates bold, colourful, geometric designs that I simply adore. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Gail at the Lancaster AQS show last year. We then reconnected again a couple of months later on Facebook and she asked me to redo her web site.
I worked with a very talented local designer, Tyson Kingsbury, who created the overall look and feel for the site as well as a new logo. Gail is very much in love with her birds, and Tyson combined that love with Gail’s passion for quilting into one logo that I think personifies Gail perfectly.
Here are a few photos of Gail’s quilts (you can click on the photo to view a larger image and the story behind the quilt):
Flying Colors Give-Away
With Gail’s bright and vibrant designs and swirling flying geese, I just knew I had to have her latest book, Flying Colors. This book takes the traditional goose beyond tradition into a heady world of free-form design. No longer just for geese, the curvy filler strips can hold many different designs and 14 different fillers are included among the pages, along with 5 full-size patterns.
Gail’s book is definitely one of the better technical books I’ve seen for drafting one’s own quilts using geometric designs. It contains several examples of different filler types, how to draw them, how to break up the pieces into components to actually create them in fabric, lessons on colour and placement of light, dark and medium fabrics to create the look that you want. There’s a small gallery of quilts for inspiration, many of which you’ll find in the Gallery section of Gail’s new web site.
Gail’s generously agreed to donate two copies of Flying Colors to my blog readers. You have two chances to win and you can enter both options.
First, head over to Gail’s site and subscribe to her newsletter. One random winner will be chosen from those that subscribe.
Next, have a look through the Gallery of Quilts, then come back here, leave a comment below and let me know which one quilt if your favourite and why. One random winner will be chosen from the comments.
Winners will be announced next Monday, January 24th.
Facebook readers: Please leave a comment on my blog itself, not on Facebook to be entered. Click the “view original post” link.
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