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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…

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  • Born on July 30
  • Joined December 19, 2007

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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’ memorial quilts showed me firsthand the power of highly personal artistic expression in fabric.

During the 1990s I was introduced to the amazing art of Hawaiian quilting. Not surprisingly, I was dazzled by their unique beauty, became an immediate convert, and have devoted many years to mastering the special skills required.

In 2007, I returned full-time to patchwork quilting, producing a steady stream of highly colorful, visually striking quilts. I particularly enjoy working on commission, creating quilts to commemorate special occasions and celebrations. To see a more complete collection of my work, please check out my online quilt photo albums at: http://s34.photobucket.com/user/HamadaFarmsQuilts/story/18659

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