Roe and Bob Strachan of Fairfield share over forty years of quilting together. Our family motto seems to be, “We make Quilts”.
Roe, a member of the Connecticut Piecemakers, is always adding to the group’s gift of children’s quilts that ride with the local EMSs and local police cars, The Hole In The Wall Gang and the most current natural disasters. Bob recovers fabric scraps and pieces, tee shirts and bandannas and continues the history of recycling that has always been a part of Quilting as a utilitarian craft.
Roe gave Bob his first sewing machine, a 1936 Singer Featherweigt made in the year he was born and Bob gave Roe a quilt made from tee shirts collected from Mendocino to Carmel chronicling their wedding trip some 25 years ago in return.
Although Roe is a more traditional quilter and Bob somewhat free form, they work together selecting fabrics and colors, batting and quilting patterns, all parts of the basic “fabric sandwich” that gives life to the quilts that have won awards and bring lasting warmth to family and friends. Their quilts will be on exhibit at the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, during July and August.