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My name is Gail Weiss and I live in gorgeous Portland, Oregon with my husband Gregg and daughter Zihna.  Gregg and I have a small T-shirt printing company called Phantom Chicken, where I do graphic work and bookkeeping all via the computer. Needing to reconnect to tactile sensory projects, I’ve rekindled my love of sewing and through that I’ve found a new love of quilting.

Hexie Jellyfish by Gail Weiss

Me with my ribbon-winning Jellyfish quilt

Coming from a background of extreme religion, then homelessness and abuse, I’ve struggled both with drug and alcohol addiction as well as physical and emotional well-being. Luckily, I’ve found quilting to be my go-to, feel-good thing to do. So much better than any other addiction I’ve ever had. Not only that, but it’s so rewarding to actually make something with my own hands instead of being negative and bringing myself down!

 I find that quilting is a way for me express myself on an artistic level, which in turn gives me a good sense of accomplishment and great piece of mind – and for that it is invaluable.

In 2010 I joined the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and through that group I have met many amazing friends and learned more than I could have ever imagined! I started blogging around the same time, and here I am a few years later, still quilting, still blogging, still learning… and still making more friends!

I love all kinds of feedback!

Whether constructive criticism, suggestion or compliment, feel free to contact me at: glw@gaillizette.com

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