Meet the 2019 TCQG Member Featured Artist: Cheryl Whistler Garrison

Cheryl GarrisonAlthough I’m not from a quilting family, I’ve always been drawn to quilts.  In high school, I went to a quilt exhibit in honor of the Bicentennial and was blown away by the tiny stitches in an antique wholecloth quilt on display. Inspired by Jinny Beyer’s “Ray of Light,” I decided to take a quilting class. I made several small quilts when my kids were little but really started quilting a lot in the last 20 years.

I am primarily a traditional quilter but will try just about any technique. My love of applique began after I took a class from Nancy Pearson in the 1980s. I have made applique quilts using needle-turn, fusible, apliquick, back-basting, and several other methods. I also love to piece, the tinier the quilt block the better!  My favorite designer was Sue Garman.

I am currently exploring landscape quilts and using ink on fabric after taking several classes from June Jaeger. Of course, I love fabric—any style, any color.

Although I have been a member of TCQG for only a few years, I have enjoyed the meetings, classes, road trips, and the camaraderie the guild provides. I am honored to be chosen for Member Featured Artist.