Terry has been quilting for over 30 years. He started with very traditional techniques: hand pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted. He transitioned to machine art quilts, and eventually reached all of the criteria to put him into the Master’s category for quilt show entries.
In 2006 TERRY was invited to participate in a national exhibit titled “Men of Biblical Proportion” that traveled the country from 2005 through 2007.
In 2009 TERRY was invited to participate in Quilt Mania II, in an exhibit titled “Men of the Cloth” in Dallas Texas, with 3 other male quilters. He was asked to be the guest speaker and presented a lecture for the opening night, entitled “The History of Male Quilters.”
In 2015, he and his wife were featured in the French publication, Cronique Patchwork. It featured their story as quilters, with photos of many of our pieces..
Eventually, he returned to his traditional roots and started a 26-month journey to create the English paper pieced millefiori quilt pattern by Katja Marek. In 2018, it was in the Millefiori Special Exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas, featuring twelve millefiori quilts from quilters around the country. He spoke at the opening of the exhibit, telling his personal stories and about his journey as he created his millefiori quilt.
Millefiori became a passion for him. He has been teaching a variety of English paper piecing classes for many years, as well as presenting lectures, trunk shows, and workshops at quilt guilds.
His quilting motto is “Do what you love and love what you do!”