Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Men Who Quilt

Today I stumbled upon a blog written by a male quilter. The fact that he quilts and is male is really not that shocking or anything. I have known a few men who quilt or do some sort of fiber art but it was his profile picture that stood out. At the time of this reading he is wearing a really nice suit and tie in his picture and reminded me more of a business-CEO-type-of-guy. I used to work for a company that was all about making people more creative but the suits up stairs had no idea what (or why we loved to do it) the things we did. They only cared about $$$.

So, I was like "Really?" and I browsed through Ryan Walsh: I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts blog. And you know what, he is awesome! I'm love with his tutorial {Pillow Talk} A Tutorial Part I and Part II which involves altering circles to complete a very interesting layout and design.

So I got to thinking about other guy quilters I know, and they vary in personalities just as much as women quilters I know but I just don't know as many of them. I decided to do searches on those I know about and to see if I could find more. Here are some of the ones I found (in no particular order):

They are all amazing and inspiring to me. They are doing what they love. Keep it up guys!


Ryan said...

Thanks for the love!

Coleen said...

Now that was an interesting article. I"m gonna take a look at his blog. I signed on to Feedburner. Would you follow on my blogs as well?

Coleen Franks

Felicity said...

Hi, This is FelicityLingle from swap-bot and I don't see your "follow"button...?

Aisyah Helga said...

Hi Donna,
I'm aisyahelga from swap-bot. Just letting you now that I visited since I'm supposed to follow your blog.

Aby Runyan said...

I'm following now as part of Swap-bot. My user name is abyrunyan (so you can rate me).


Bipolar Rollercoaster said...

Ok, now I REALLY need to get off my butt and learn to quilt! I've been wanting to do a crazy quilt for so long but I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine...we often don't see eye-to-eye...

GoingTwinsane from Swap-bot - now following!
I want more blogger followers swap

Anonymous said...

following you from swap-bot (justjolean) so true, you never know about guys, no one would ever believe my hubby planbned and decorated for our wedding 50/50!

jozen said...

love your blog!

lolasgirl from swapbot

following you too :)

come by and say hi when you get a chance!

The After Craft said...


I work at a quilt shop, it's interesting because quilting is so .... well.. math involved, structure etc..you'd think more men would love it. My fiance is NOT opposed to a quilt course sometime in the future. He LOVES quilts.

The owner of the shops husband quilts as well.. AND he rides a motobike.. how badass is that????

This is Sarah from swap-bot aka TheAfterCraft
Happy quilting!

Dana said...

My hubby LOVES to cut out fabric and sew quilt tops! LOL

~MamaD from SB~

TristaLou said...

Hello! TristaLou from Swap-bot. Just came by to check out your page and I am now following you!

Cynthia and Sebastiaan said...

Hi there, I am mentalistfan78 from SwapBot, trying to follow your blog from the swap, but I cannot find the button! Anyway, I was here and hope to come back one day soon...
Love from Holland

MrsWhiffin said...

Men who quilt can only be a good thing :)
Love the blog
Jorden aka mrswhiffin on swapbot

scraphappy55 said...

Hi, I am scraphappy55 from swap bot I am following your blog, my blog is JUST SCRAPIN, your blog has a lot of good information I enjoyed it. the first male quilter I heard about was the cowboy quilter the guys are coming out of the wood work and our creating some really nice quilts. will check back often

ALIA said...

*I Want More Blogger Followers*

We are TJ & ALIA (tjclassic8482 from Swap-Bot) following your blog :)

Pendant Fun Wear said...

Hello! Teresa creationdbytee from Swap Bot to follow you, bout I don't see your follow my blog button!

The Green Griffin said...

I love bending gender roles!

thegreengriffin from swap-bot

Danielle said...

Very interesting blog!

(DanielleJess Swap-Bot)

Fi said...

Hi this is fii from swapbot and Im now a follower.
Looking forward to reading more from you.