This evening, I had the pleasure of attending a lecture and trunk show by John Flynn. He is visiting the Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild for an evening lecture and day-long workshops.
I was impressed! John described his engineering background and his foray into quilting as a way of “helping” his wife understand what she was doing wrong. He then transitioned from a bridge building civil engineer to a full-time quilter and teacher (much to the dismay of his son, who didn’t appreciate a dad-turned-quilter).
John’s engineering background is obvious in the precision of his quilts. He had many double wedding ring samples that were beautiful and very different — the placement of color totally changed the look of each quilt.
Most impressive, for me, were his hand quilting samples. Oh my goodness! Such beautiful, tiny and precise stitches. I had no idea that anybody could be that talented with a needle and thread.
You can see his work at John’s website http://www.flynnquilt.com/