Monday, March 9, 2015
Week #10: Quilter #10: Jeff Rutherford
Hi, I'm Jeff, and I'm taking over the 52 Quilters blog, Instagram and Twitter accounts this week. I'm 47. I live in Western Massachusetts. I'm the father of 2 boys (11 and 7 years old), and I've been quilting since 2002. Wave Hill, a park in the Bronx borough of NYC, on the shores of the Hudson River. I literally stumbled across an exhibit of modern quilts in a small art gallery on the grounds of Wave Hill. I had always wanted some type of visual arts hobby, but I had tried to draw and paint without a lot of success. I immediately thought, "I could try to make a quilt." Shortly after that day, I was on vacation in Vermont, and I remember buying several quilting magazines at a grocery store. I spent the vacation reading and re-reading those magazines and looking at the photos of the various quilts. Shelburne Falls, MA. Before I even finished sewing my first quilt, I knew that I'd be making many more quilts in the years ahead, and I've done just that. Here's my first quilt, a log cabin. And, below is a recent New York Beauty Quilt that I finished. QuiltGuy quilt retreat this weekend in Chester, VT, so I'll be sharing many photos from the retreat.
Post by Jeff - Week #10: Jeff lives in Western Massachusetts with his two sons. He has been quilting since 2002. He mostly uses traditional patterns, but uses bold colours and has a growing interest in modern quilting. During his week he will be attending the QuiltGuy retreat. You can follow Jeff on instagram @JeffRutherford