Dorothy Gerring

Regional Rep
Montoursville, Pennsylvania

I started my quilt journey in 2001 when I randomly walked into a quilt shop while on vacation in Panama City, Florida, and saw rainbows of colored fabric filling the space. Although I’d sewn as a young person, I hadn’t made anything out of fabric for years. Of course, I bought fabric at that store! When I got home, I was able to take quilting classes online to feed my interest in art and design. I sewed my first blocks a few years after creating everything through raw-edged applique and I still sleep under my beautiful queen-sized quilt! I’ve been active in my local guild, Tiadaghton Quilt Guild in Williamsport, PA, since 2002. I have applied my training as an architect to fabric: playing with colors, textures, and 3D. Somewhere along the way I learned about SAQA and was excited to join up with other quilt artists. My quilts have been shown locally and nationally. Currently my work “Secret Garden” is traveling to USA museums with SAQA’s 3D Expression. I’ve taught classes for quilters and given many guild lectures in my regional area. These include a broad range of topics such as quilts and design, raw edge applique, paper and foundation piecing, thread painting, and fun with shiny stuff (foiling, crystals, etc.). My quilts typically incorporate piecing, raw edge applique, 3D textures, and adornments, as well as thread texture. It is still great to walk into a quilt shop and see all those glorious fabrics just waiting to come home with me and play!

Christmas Hug

Christmas Hug, 13"x10.75", 2020

Dorothy Gerring

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