MAY 11, 2017
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
345 Bear-Christiana Rd (Rt. 7), Bear, DE 19701

Coverlet Weaver - Gay McGearyGay McGeary has been researching and weaving coverlets for over twenty-years. She is fascinated with nineteenth century coverlet patterns and weave structures and uses her research as her inspiration for her artistic interpretations. In recent years she has concentrated most of her research on coverlets woven by Pennsylvania German weavers who have left a legacy of handwoven coverlets and handwritten pattern manuscripts.
For designing her own work, she combines the interplay of block designs and weave structures with the use of weaving software. She is also fascinated with the fringes used to frame the early coverlets. Some are simple and elegant, while others are more elaborate.
Gay returned in 2005 to her coverlet pursuits. As the chair for the Early American Coverlet Study Group she publishes and writes articles for the group’s newsletter. She also regularly contributes to the Complex Weavers Journal and in the past year has written articles for Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot. Gay also shares her interests through workshops and presentations.

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