Our Featured Quilter for 2019 is Foothill Quilters member Frankie Hey.
Frankie started making clothes as a teenager and continued until 1998 when she attended a class on “Paper Piecing” after buying a new sewing machine. She loved the technique so much she made a queen size bed covering for her daughter as a wedding present. It took her 9 months to finish the quilt. She continues to take classes offered by the guild and looks forward to learning new quilting methods.
She was fortunate to attend the Elly Sienkiewicz Academy in Williamsburg, VA twice and
learned applique techniques from Elly, Sharon Schamber and Evelyn Crovo-Hall. Frankie also attended a workshop in Asilomar given by Pearl Pereira.
In 2016 she won Best of Show at the Foothill Quilters’ Quilt Show and Honorable Mention at PIQF for “Baltimore Autumn” designed by Pearl Pereira and quilted by Beth Handy. Her favorite quilting technique is hand applique using the freezer paper method.
Frankie has been an active member of the guild since joining in 2004, and has really enjoyed the friends she has made. She presently is both Membership Chair and Bus Trip Chair.