Sewing is something I have enjoyed since I was a little girl. My mother loved to sew, knit, cross-stitch & needlepoint, and all three of my sisters are artistic and crafty. Over the years I have done lots of sewing, knitting, crochet and embroidery. In 2001 I became interested in creating quilts with authentic vintage and antique prints, and began collecting the fabrics, which has become a sort of hobby in itself. I mostly make quilts to be used on beds (including crib and doll). It’s one of the things I love about quilts — they’re not only beautiful artwork, but also a practical household item. My favorite part of the quilt-making process is the handwork, including piecing, quilting and embroidery.
In addition to old fabric, I also collect vintage embroidery transfers, quilt patterns, and children’s books (mostly nursery rhymes, ABC and coloring books), which I sometimes use as patterns for my embroidered quilts.
Most of my family lives in the Seattle area. I’ve been married for 40 years to my husband, Gordon, and we have two children, Elliott and Emily. Elliott is a graphic artist who works at Bungie, Inc. — he designed my blog. Emily works at a portfolio management company.
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Martha Dellasega Gray
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