This is the bio for Lynn Bankowski:
They felt like velvet when I opened the box. My home is Huntsville, Alabama, in the northeast corner of the state. We are in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Huntsville is called the “Rocket City,” because it is home to the Marshall Space Flight Center where Werner von Braun and his team designed and built the Saturn V rocket used to send man to the moon. The U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and Space Camp are also located here.We have all four seasons in North Alabama, although Summer seems to last for six months!
We are retired and have time to enjoy the grandchildren’s ball games, swim meets, concerts,
etc. We were tent campers when our children were younger, so I can identify with Jan Beach
Shade’s camping theme. We were warm weather campers, however!
I began quilting 12 years ago when a friend asked me to participate with her in a block-of-the month
program at Patches and Stitches, a local quilt shop. I got hooked, and she no longer
I prefer traditional quilts, usually scrappy. I like to use pre-cuts, but not exclusively. My
local guilds, Heritage Quilters of Huntsville and Madison Station Quilters, have several
members who excel in modern quilt design, construction and quilting. Their work is
encouraging me to branch out.
In addition to Patches and Stitches, we have Huntsville Sew & Vac, Threaded Needle Too, 3
Hens and A Chick (Athens, AL) and Hooked on Quilting (Fayetteville, TN) quilt shops in the
area. All the shops are very friendly and helpful to the novice and experienced quilter alike.
|Woodland Retreat Quilt (Front)|
|Woodland Retreat Quilt (Back)|
|Woodland Retreat - Quilt Tag Close-up|
|Woodland Retreat Quilting Close-up|
|Another View of the Front|
|Another View of the Back|
|Woodland Retreat Cozy Corner|
|Woodland Retreat Pillow|