Meet Your Quilter: Althea Gyde, CCO (Chief Creative Officer) at Blue Heron Quilting
I have been creative my whole life. I circled back to quilting a few years ago when I was in graduate school. I needed a creative outlet and quilting was the perfect fit! I started curating fabrics, cutting shapes, and piecing quilts. By the time I had finished my Masters Degree in Science Education I had finished several bed-sized quilts, baby quilts, and a few quilted art pieces, one of which traveled to Bath, England for the International Baccalaureate Educators Conference.
Quilting is a permanent artistic expression of my life's passions about nature, science, family, friends, teaching, and learning. I am at my best when I'm creating. Quilting helps me to unearth my deepest passions and serve my creative community in the best possible way. I consider myself a lifelong teacher and learner and am eager to continue my journey in quilting as the founder of Blue Heron Quilting.
I create, preferably with fabric and sewing machine, every day! When I'm not quilting you will find me spending time, generally outside, with my family and friends. I love to swim, bike, run, triathlon, yoga, paddleboard, hike, ski, and snowshoe! I find both dark chocolate and street tacos irresistible!
Meet Darth: A Gammill Statler Stitcher with 14-foot table
After years of research, I am proud to have a Gammill Statler Stitcher in my studio. Gammill makes the best longarm quilting machine on the market. Because we will be spending many hours together, I've named my Gammill Statler Stitcher "Darth".
Darth comes with many fabulous features including perfect, computerized stitches and a 14-foot table to handle your largest quilty projects.
At Blue Heron Quilting, Darth and I can help you get your quilting projects finished in a timely and professional manner.