Meet Your Representative Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak

I have always loved color, texture, fabric, beads and fiber arts and have been crocheting, knitting, weaving and sewing my whole life. I recently moved to Santa Fe from Southern California and fell in love with art quilting through our local guild. Art quilting allows me a new freedom that is an extension to the traditional quilting I have done before.

I grew up in the garment factories of Los Angeles, playing with fabric and sewed my clothes for school.  I worked in IT to pay for all my hobbies and home and found many coworkers, now friends, who enjoyed using conference rooms at lunch time to lay out fabric and sew.  I even met my husband through a quilting class…long story.

Solar NM
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