Lighthouse Quilt Guild

2023 November Andrew Lee speaker and Workshop

Workshop Lone Star Quilt

    There were 13 guild members who took the class from Andrew Lee, the Combat Quilter, and learned a great deal regarding a Lonestar Quilt. Andrew gave them very specific information as to the cutting, placement and sewing of the 36 strips each measuring 2 1/2 inches.

       The choice of fabrics and color combinations made each quilt unit so colorful and unique. Either the side wall or the floor became the design wall for layout.

For more information on Andrew search The Combat Quilter online

Good progress made, will be fun to post the finished quilts.

Andrew Lee Speaker

Lee is a U.S. combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq. Home for Lee now is Loudon, Kentucky, but he has strong Michigan ties, graduating from Orchard View High School in 1996.

Lee turned to quilting after his discharge from the Army. His wife, Kristy, suggested they should do more things together, and one of those first things was a class to make a quilted table runner. Lee discovered that the repetitiveness of quilting helped him cope with symptoms of PTSD. He has gone on to create original quilts, enter shows, and become a sought-after lecturer and teacher.

Art Prize visitors are familiar with Lee’s creations: In 2022, he entered a depiction of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, titled “Shock and Awe,” consisting of more than 12,000 1-inch squares of fabric. In 2023, he entered a 9-11 commemorative, “United We Stand,” composed of more than 20,000 three-quarter-inch fabric tiles. Both of these artworks hung in the Gerald R. Ford Museum during ArtPrize.