My name is Gail Weiss and I live in gorgeous Portland, Oregon with my husband Gregg.  We 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 quilting.

Hexie Jellyfish by Gail Weiss

With my ribbon-winning Jellyfish quilt

Quilting is an art form. I love creating quilts that reflect show-poster style art. Color and texture play important roles as I try to use those elements to create movement, flow, and emotion on my ‘canvas’. There is something special about the tactile nature of fabrics, so fabric has become my favorite medium to work with. I process many intense emotions through my quilting, it has become art-therapy for me.

I came 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 a better addiction than any other I’ve ever had. It’s so rewarding to actually create  something beautiful with my own hands instead of being destructive!

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 I’m still here sewing to my little heart’s content.

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