Barbara Gavlick-Hartnett

Barbara Gavlick Hartnett

Ever since I was a child I have sewed, crocheted, embroidered, and made my own clothes. That’s when I found my love of textiles. As an art major I added batik and weaving to my interests. – My career was spent designing embroidery, lace, and emblems for manufacturers and for over 30 years designing and constructing costumes in my own brick-and-mortar shop and business, “Costumes by Barbara”(which I retired from in March 2018). – Creating quilt designs is fun for me. I have been working on my designs for almost 40 years. My grandmother, my mother and my aunts were all hand quilters. (I like to think I inherited that gene.) Although I learned to quilt by hand, I found myself more interested in the design, colour and construction of quilt tops. – As time went on, I tried to hone my patchwork skills, so much so that my quilts have been featured in McCall’s Quilting and Quilter’s World magazines.

 My home is smoke-free.