Designer quilts

I have been making quilts for family and friends near and far for many years. Now they are available to you too! 

Original designs include: "The Seattle Quilt," and the new "All Star Seattle Quilt", "Adorable Sloth," Frankenstein, "A European Childhood," and Alice in Wonderland.  Three quilts made of Japanese Kimono silk came to life in spring 2020, and the "Respect" series followed in summer 2020.

Each quilt comes with a letter explaining its materials: where the fabrics were found, what the symbols mean, how a little story can be read in the patterns of color and image. The letter aims to share a bit of its spirit, to create a connection with the next owner. 

Requests for custom-made quilts are also welcome.

For photos of all these gorgeous creations, see the HGBG Etsy site! 

Each of the light- to mid-weight blankets is unique, of course. They are works of textile art in vibrant color, images, and imaginative symbols.  Backs are in cotton or flannel.


Inspired by the #Black Lives Matter movement, since September 2020,

I’ve been pouring some of my energies into making "Respect” quilts. Recipients include:  author-quilt genius Faith Ringgold, poet Nikki Giovanni, art historian Samantha Noël, Haitian historian Marlene Daut, essayist Kenneth A. McClane, Jr., and the original inspiration for the project,

Anyjah Perkins (former student, now a 5th grade teacher in South Bend, IN).

Respect quilts nos. 10  and 11 went to doctors, Michele Harper, M.D.,

author of The Beauty in Breaking, and Naima Joseph, M.D., former student and now a distinguished OB-GYN in Boston. No. 12 was sold to Patrick Carter via the Boys and Girls Club of King County, WA, during the October 2021 fundraiser.  

No. 14 went out as a tribute to novelist Tayari Jones (author of the wonderful An American Marriage). "Respect" quilt no. 13, "Love and Memory" (right) is now available! No. 15 is promised to Seattle cellist Gretchen Yanover, and No. 16 will be donated to the St Joseph County (Indiana) Boys and Girls Club, for a future fundraiser. 


Prices vary according to size, design, and materials:

Custom quilts

Small (36" x 45"):  $399.99 

Large (48" x 75"):  $449.99

Original HGBG designs

"Seattle Quilt," "Adorable Sloth, "A European Childhood," Frankenstein, and Alice in Wonderland (small) (36" x 45"): $399.99

Alice in Wonderland (large) (48" x 75") : $449.99

"All Star Seattle Quilt" (53" x 77") $499.99 

Japanese Kimono silk quilts, no. 2 (olive green border/black back) or 3 (gold border / purple back): (48" x 75"): $519.99

​"Respect" quilts:

Full-size quilt (54" x 76") : $549.99

Small size quilt (57" x 37"): $499.99

(includes $100 donation to BGCAs of WA & IN)

​Custom orders will by done by Zoom, postal letter, or email

with a few words about the person or people to be honored, sent to

​The illustrated catalog of our first exhibit, "A Life in Quilts, ca. 1979 - 2019"

(held on Vashon Island, WA) is available on


- We are thrilled to be a vendor for two fairs this summer!

1. The July 15-17, 2022 West Seattle Summerfest, held in the Junction on California Avenue SW!  

2. The Arts Fest sponsored by the Bellevue Art Museum, on July 29-31!

Stand by for more news on those fun events!

- "Dreaming in Quilts," our June 2021 exhibit, was a hit! Thank you, West Seattle Grounds coffee shop!

All HGBG Quilts are sold exclusively on-line via Etsy, at local art fairs,

or in-person at our West Seattle workshop.

Email for SEA delivery:

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Seattle Quilt no. 2 (above) celebrates West Seattle!

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"Respect" Quilt no. 7, detail (above) and "Respect" Quilt no. 14 (left)

Seattle Quilt, No. 3 (above),

loves the Seahawks!

Scenes from "Dreaming in Quilts"

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Alice in Wonderland (small) quilt, no. 4 

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"Respect" quilt (small)

"For Him", detail.

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Japanese Kimono silk quilts

no. 2 (olive)

and no. 3 (gold)

The Great Chain of Quilts

1.    November 10: Jean’s Quilt Day

2.    November 21: Doug and Ryan’s Quilt Day

3.    December 3: Joyce’s Quilt Day

4.    December 13: Laurent and Véronique’s Quilt Day

5.    January 13: Jayne’s Quilt Day

6.    February 7: Our Quilt Day

7.    February 26 : Andrea’s Quilt Day

8.    May 6: Garance’s Quilt Day

9.    July 5: Seannessy’s Quilt Day

10.   July 29: Dana’s Quilt Day

11.   September 29: Jane’s Quilt Day

12. December 15: The SPARK class’s Quilt Day, 2017, 

          Saint Mary’s College, South Bend, IN

13. July 22: Pam's Quilt Day

14. March 29: Baby Teddy's Quilt Day

15. May 30: Baby Olivia's Quilt Day

16. June 15: Baby Zoe's Quilt Day

17. August 14: Baby Tomas's Quilt Day

18. September 7: Baby Sofia's Quilt Day

19. January 4:  Meghan's Quilt Day (and wedding day)

20. August 25: Emma's Quilt Day

21. October 5: Anyjah's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 1)

22. October 20: Charlie & Ana's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 2)

23. December 5: Grace's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 4)

24. December 28: Faith's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 5)

25. January 12: Nikki's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 6)

26. March 3: Samantha's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 7)

27. March 10: Lauren's Quilt Day ("Japanese Kimono silk" quilt no. 1)

28. March 18: Marlene's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 8)

29. April 2: Ken's Quilt Day ("Respect" wall-hanging For the Guys, no. 1)

30. May 2: Elsabeth's Quilt Day ("RARE" quilt no. 1)

31. May 14: Leah's Quilt Day ("RARE" quilt no. 2)

32. May 27: Janice's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 9)

33. July 9: Baby Sylvie's Quilt Day (from "WIN YOUR QUILT" game, 6/10/21)

34. August 7: Michele's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 10)

35. August 24: Naïma's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 11)

36. September 9: Kevin's Quilt Day

37. October 19: Boys and Girls Club of King County, WA ("Respect" quilt no. 12, sold via auction to Patrick Carter)

38. November 5: Baby Luca's Quilt Day ("Adorable Sloth" quilt no. 1)

39. November 15: Alice's Quilt Day ("Adorable Sloth" quilt no. 2)

40. December 7: Roxann's Quilt Day (from "WIN YOUR QUILT" game, 11/20/21)

41. December 15: Sabrina's Quilt Day (Seattle Quilt no. 1, from "WIN YOUR QUILT" game, 12/04/21)

42. January 14: Tayari's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 14)

43. February 3: Karmen's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt no. 3) and Bryan's Quilt Day ("Respect" quilt small, "For Him")

44. April 29: Elroe's Quilt Day ("RARE" quilt no. 3)

45. May 8: Janet's Quilt Day ("All Star Seattle Quilt" no. 1)

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Buddha gives a blessing to "Respect"!

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The "Frankenstein" quilt (above) tells a wild story!

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My SPARK classmates and me (fourth from left), with the quilt I made to commemorate our aspirations in 2017. We are gathered for an amazing dinner at my home on historic Riverside Drive in South Bend, Indiana--inspiration for A Spooky Tale of Spring, or How the Grumpy Mom Got her Cheer Back.


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"Adorable Sloth" quilt, no. 3.   See the light blue flower? It's from a vintage pillow case found at an elegant shop at "Les Puces," the famous flea market in Paris. A fragment of memory... to have and love.