Blending Quiltmaking and Digital Photography with Gay Lasher

The Quilters’ Community | Episode 91

Tag along as we follow Gay Lasher around a construction site in her pursuit for the perfect photograph. Learn Gay’s process step-by-step as she snaps photos then manipulates them in Photoshop to create the perfect image to print on fabric and transform into a quilt. By the way, that perfect image is a very small fraction of the whole photograph. To watch more quilting videos of the Quilters Newsletter TV visit and

Guest Bio:

With tailors, pattern-makers and knitters on both sides of her family, it is not surprising that Gay Lasher’s artistic explorations have started and ended with fiber. After successive careers as a weaver, batik artist, photographic collage artist and psychologist, Gay finally came to textiles in the form of art quilting in 2003, first exploring representational themes and finally using her photographic background to create abstract images for her current work.

Gay earned a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. from Columbia University. Later in life she earned a B.A. in fine arts from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado, and a Psy.D. from University of Denver. She is now retired and working as a full time studio artist.


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