LukeHaynes

 

First, to bust open a few stereotypes, can you tell us about being a guy who quilts?

This is something I come up against everyday. The demographic of quilters is quite specific, and I just don’t fit. I move a lot for my art with residencies and exhibitions and to regions sympathetic to quilters, so there is a lot of new faces to meet and greet. Being a quilter I go to fabric stores at least once a week, most of whom are run by the quilt maker demographic. As soon as I make eye contact I am immediately dismissed as the husband or boyfriend of a quilter or seamstress. I have a devil of a time finding help till I drop down 20 bolts of fabric on the table and start getting the fabric for an entire quilt.  READ MORE