Geoff Hamada's Profile
My name is Geoff Hamada. I live in Seattle, Washington and have been an avid quilter for many years. Thanks to the sewing skills I learned from my Mom at an early age, I knew I had the requisite skills to become a quiltmaker. Initially, I attempted to teach myself how to quilt, producing what is very likely the only 7-pointed Texas Star in existence. Fortunately, I met several talented, local quilters who generously shared their expertise with me, and I rapidly became a passionate patchwork quilter. Before long, I began selling my quilts to family, friends and co-workers.
I truly began to appreciate the potential of the quilt as art during my years as Chair of Panel Making for the Seattle Chapter of The NAMES AIDS Memorial Quilt Project during the 1990s. Working with grieving family members, partners, and friends to create beautiful, meaningful (and often cathartic) 6’ x 3’ me…
- Born on July 30
- Joined December 19, 2007