Get to Know the Artist

You don’t really want to read about me writing about myself, do you?

How about this?  Instead, I’ll share some neat words written by some lovely people I’ve been blessed to meet on this colorful and creative journey.

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“GAYLE! ITS HERE! ITS HERE!!! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT! Words seriously fail me! Its so wonderful, and so much like I imagined. I cannot thank you enough. I’m really moved by it–sniff sniff. Each little bit is such a vivid memory. THANK YOU. It is stunning. <3 I can’t wait to see the photos!!! I’m sorry this is short, but all I can do is pour over it and take in all the details. THANK YOU!!!”  -Ame (upon receiving her Custom Rainbow California King Google T-shirt Memory Quilt)

“I thank you for your newsletter. It is such an inspiration to me and your creativity is beautiful.  I do enjoy reading what you have in the works and displaying your beautiful arts.  I took one of your classes and enjoyed it.   I look forward to seeing what is next for you. Blessings.” -Donna

“Dear Gayle, Life got away from me and I just now had the opportunity to open up the siddur cover and read your sweet note also. ~ It is ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT!!!!!! ~ I just tried it on the siddur and it fits perfectly as well. I love the white sparkly material, the colorful quilted fabrics, and the star of David, just everything is exactly what my son wanted. I want to say thank you for an absolutely creative, beautiful gift that I know he is going to treasure. Can’t wait to commission you for many more projects for the future! I will be sure to send you a photo from his Siddur Cover Ceremony. Fondly and with thanks, Lisa (P.S. will be thrilled to pass your name on to anyone who asks, and they will once they see it.)”

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“Hi Gayle,  Thank you so much for the absolutely magnificent Siddur covers. They are truly beautiful and my boys were absolutely delighted. I can feel all the love and attention that went into them. Something they will treasure at all times. I am eternally grateful. Thank you so much for going the extra mile at such short notice.  I hope to be in contact in the near future as I would like to continue adding CreatingGayle products to my home.  Take care and keep adding beauty to the world.” -Hayley

“If you didn’t make it today, you missed out on a great presentation by Gayle on what to expect in her upcoming class. Gayle’s passion for all areas of art was evident in her enthusiastic presentation. She is one heck of a teacher.  I had a great time and met some fun and creative people. The activity was awesome and even Nervous Nelly me had a good time doing it. Never thought I could think on my feet so to speak.  If you missed it, be sure and come to a class soon.” -Sharon

“Hi Gayle, Last year you taught a class on making a quilt based on a photo. I was in that two-part class and finally finished it in time for our guild’s quilt show. Happy to say it came in First Place in the Small Quilt Category! I was planning on showing it to you when you speak at our guild but it is hanging at the Elementals exhibit in the Dunedin Fine Arts Center. I so enjoyed making this quilt and can’t wait to start another. It is titled: ‘A view from my window.’ Thank you.” -Cathy

“Hi Gayle, your Torah covers are truly exquisite!  I’m sure the Congregation will love and cherish them for many years. As an artist how wonderful to have your work in such a spiritual place appreciated on so many levels. Thank you for sharing them with us.” -Geri

“Dear Gayle, I had an opportunity to see the custom Torah mantle today.  It is absolutely magnificent. I can not thank you enough.” – Barbara

“Gayle, we met at a workshop in Green Bay.  I was so impressed with your abstract artistry and delightful use of color. I will be in Dunedin for the month of February. Wondering what you are offering for classes during that time. May be able to find a couple more interested.” -Lois

….and then after the class that Lois helped inspire, she wrote…

“Gayle, Thanks so much for a great day! I got a good start to my hanging bridge pic and Pam is thrilled with what she created for her birthday gift. I was so pleased that you were able to help her with some machine quilting. Mary also got a good start to her baptism gift. Nice time, lots of creative techniques and loads of inspiration. Thank you so much for hosting CreatingU. I look forward to future events.” -Lois

“Gayle, I finished my banner today that will appear at the baptism of my grandson next Sunday.  Thank you for the guidance, and I look forward to attending another class with you.” -Mary

“IT WAS A GREAT DAY!!! I got to try some new ideas, be creative, and come close to finishing a project…AMAZING! Just an edge binding and I can hang it!!! Thank you Gayle, and those who were there to share in the experience.” -Pam

“Absolutely wonderful!  Gayle is very creative.  My daughter is so happy with how Gayle decorated her Siddur cover!! It exactly how she imagined it!! All we needed to do is give Gayle favorite colors and hobbies and she designed this amazing Siddur cover. We received it faster than we expected thank you so much!! You are very talented and professional! We truly love the cover! My daughter just can’t wait for the ceremony to show everyone hers! Thank you!” – Orli

“This quilted challah cover is so beautiful and will be the perfect addition to our Shabbat celebration!” –Heidi

“Best siddur cover I’ve ever seen! The World Series Champions Chicago Cubs’ siddur cover is perfect and came out far better than we could have imagined!” – Courtney

“WOW WOW WOW! If you are looking for a siddur cover you have found the right place. I can’t tell you how much we all LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the siddur cover CreatingGayle has magnificently created for our precious girl!! Today was the celebration and she was SO HAPPY with her gorgeous and unique and one of a kind siddur cover. This artist is just amazing. Thank you again!! 🙂 We have three kids so we can’t wait to shop again! – Rena

“Our two custom Legacy T-shirt Memory Quilts are just beautiful.  The size is even bigger than expected. The quality is excellent and I received them just a couple of days after Gayle let me know they were complete.  The beautiful quilts capture the spirit of my husband, a casual motocross loving guy. My son loves his and my daughter loves hers – they will both cherish them in memory of their dad. – Heidi

“We received my son’s and daughter’s beautiful Siddur covers within one week of ordering them.  We are so happy with how their ideas were incorporated into these pieces of artwork.  I highly recommend using CreatingGayle!” – Belinda

“I purchased this lovely batik Mahjong table runner for a dear friend for her birthday.  I was very pleasantly surprised not only for the high quality of the materials used and workmanship, but also by the lovely handwritten note which accompanied it. I would highly recommend purchasing from CreatingGayleLLC. You will not be disappointed.” –Alice

“Wow! Wow! What a divine outcome.  I ordered a custom siddur cover for my daughter from Gayle and we could not be more pleased with the outcome. Gayle was a pleasure to deal with and her process is so simple and quick! When we opened the package we all just gasped and beamed.  Through her simple questions she was able to pick up on my daughter’s character and then translate that into a high quality custom cover that will be treasured forever. Thank you Gayle – we are thrilled! (P.S. – My daughter immediately noticed the pink metallic sparkly thread that she said ‘made it shine’ – such a clever and delightful detail.)”  -Daniella

“The prayer books are absolutely beautiful! My boys loved them! Thank you so very much!!!” –Michelle

“Outstanding care and artistry went into making my son’s siddur cover. The seller/artist worked so hard to make sure this was specially and perfectly made. It is beautiful and we will cherish it for a lifetime. Thank you!” – Karen

“This hand-woven fabric basket is as beautiful as it looks in the picture, and is of very high quality! I do love it!” – Yael

“I was so impressed with the quality of the siddur cover I ordered for my son.  Not only is the craftsmanship top notch but Gayle puts so much thoughtful creativity into her work.  I highly recommend CreatingGayle!” –Karen

“I just love this Magenta Sunset Over Water art quilt – it is a wonderful piece of art hanging on my wall.” –Michele

“We ordered three Siddur covers from Gayle. Not only is she incredibly talented with her beautiful, creative quilting but she is a wonderful person as well. She tailored our covers to my children’s personalities and she was really efficient, reliable, affordable and fun to work with. She clearly has a passion for what she does and it shows in her pieces. We feel very lucky to have found her!” -Lauren

“The Siddur cover Gayle made for my son is wonderful.  I highly recommend her to do yours. She was a pleasure to work with! I will definitely use her again next year for my daughter’s Siddur.” –Jolene

“Cutest little birdie fiber art postcards ever!  Lovely workmanship and inspiring fabric choices!  Joyful to look at! Thought I would send these to friends…but they’re way too cute. I’m keeping them!” –Kathy

“Thank you for the beautiful Siddur cover. The whole ordering process from start to finish was easy and quick. Gayle was a pleasure to work with and the final product was just what I was hoping for. Thank you!!!” – Michele

“Absolutely beautiful!!  I wanted a very special, very happy hand-woven fabric basket for my mother’s 80th birthday and this is it!!! My mom is going to love it!!” –Helen

“My daughter and son both LOVE their custom siddur covers created by Gayle.  She is so wonderful, talented and easy to work with. (So responsive, creative and helpful!) The highest recommendation working with Gayle!” –Tara

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“Gayle, I just wanted you to know that I’ve been following you and reading your blog and I find it amazing, restful and inspiring. You truly have the creative gene! Listening in the ozone.” – Lynn

“I just have to say, my friend, that I love, love, love reading your communications. You are so eloquent, heartfelt, creative and a wonderful communicator. Your thoughts and the choice of words that you use to express them are just stunning.” -Bonnie

“Gayle, good morning.  I hope today will be a good day for you. I sit here, wondering what it must be like to create such beauty every day. I received the legacy items yesterday and opened them up late last night…. They are all so beautiful. Thank you for creating them for me. I see that in the quilt, you did bring in, not only the batiks, but the original oceanic themed pieces as well. The harmony between them all was perfect. And I loved the “love tree” pillow. I spent last night just touching the quilt and pillow, feeling its texture, running my fingers through each swirl on the blanket, and vein on every leaf. Simply amazing what you can do. It makes me wish for artistic talent. I am at a loss for words at how much these pieces mean to me, and what you have done for me. I will be in touch again soon.” -Beth (upon her receipt of her custom legacy memory T-shirt quilt and three custom legacy pillows)

“Oh, my goodness! It is so amazing, Gayle! Thank you so much. I cannot wait to get the London-NYC ‘Power of Love’ wedding anniversary quilt to my sister-in-law and her husband! They are going to freak out. When I gave them your card, she started to cry with the beauty and love. I can’t wait. The photos are just awesome! I also love the beautiful image of it over the creek you sent. Thank you so much again for your dedication. I will certainly write a glowing recommendation.” -Laurie

“Gayle, The custom London-NYC ‘Power of Love” wedding anniversary quilt is even more beautiful than the photos. As the young ‘uns say: Totally awesome! Thanks.” -Ron

“Hey Gayle. You created an amazing Siddur Cover last year for my daughter. She loves it, she uses her Siddur often. Lucky for us we have our other daughter who is now a second grader and needs a siddur cover as well. I would love to tell you about her; her sister’s OPPOSITE in every way!! I hope you are well and hope you are continuing to make Siddur Covers. Best to you.” -Kathleen

“Gayle, once again I’m awed. I’ve shared the picture and your website link of the quilt on my FB page.  People all over the country are commenting and showing the pics to coworkers, etc.  I’m getting reports of people being moved to tears.  From the bottom of my heart, once again, thank you, friend!” -Rob (upon receiving his custom commission legacy art quilt in memory of his loving Melissa entitled, “No Longer Waiting for a Miracle”)

“I wanted to let you know that Pat & Kate absolutely loved the wedding quilt!! We gave it to them at a quiet time in their home and they were both surprised and delighted. I told them the story about the evolution of the theme and your design ideas. They were as amazed as I was at the artistry of the fabrics and uniqueness of the sunflower side. We can’t thank you enough for sharing the work of your hands for this special occasion. They will cherish the quilt for many years to come and wrap themselves in it’s warmth and the love that it embodies. With endless gratitude.” -Diane & Bill

“Gayle, Ryan finally received his quilt (they were out of town when I shipped it, so they just picked it up earlier this week upon their return.) HE LOVES IT!!! Thank you, thank you! It is so special and he totally gets it.” – Suzy

“I couldn’t be happier! The siddur cover is amazing and beautiful!! Every time I look at it, it makes me smile. Gayle was so easy to work with and she answered all of my questions ahead of time. When it comes time for my second son to get a siddur cover, I will go through Gayle again! AMAZING!!!”  -Sarah

“This is my second siddur cover designed and made by Gayle. Both my sons love how she listened to what they wanted and created something completely unique to them. Her quality is exceptional and worth every penny. This is something my boys will treasure always. Gayle also was able to make a very tight deadline both times and shipped it with days to spare. Thanks again Gayle you are a true artist!” –Lauren

“Hi Gayle,  You are awesome!!!  Thank you so much again for everything you have done for my son Benjamin. You were highly recommended to me by more than one parent at school and I will definitely do the same and keep you in mind for my other two kids in the future.” -Adriana

“I love your work. Seeing it online is one thing but having it in my hands gave me a totally different appreciation for your work. Thanks for all of your help and time. I know my friend will love this beautiful gift.” –Tabitha

“I couldn’t be happier! The siddur cover is amazing and beautiful!! Every time I look at it, it makes me smile. Gayle was so easy to work with and she answered all of my questions ahead of time. When it comes time for my second son to get a siddur cover, I will go through Gayle again! AMAZING!!!” – Sarah

“This is my second siddur cover designed and made by Gayle. Both my sons love how she listened to what they wanted and created something completely unique to them. Her quality is exceptional and worth every penny. This is something my boys will treasure always. Gayle also was able to make a very tight deadline both times and shipped it with days to spare. Thanks again, Gayle, you are a true artist!” – Lauren

“I love this item because it was made with love and attention to detail. Gayle took all of my daughter’s ideas and turned them into a beautiful cover that will grow with my daughter! Plus, my daughter is very proud of her Siddur! Thanks, Gayle!” – Wendy

“Beautiful, great communication and super speedy turn-around time. He will love it for years to come! Thank you, Gayle!” – Wendy

“The siddur cover I ordered from Gayle was delivered beautifully and on time. She was able to meet all of the specifications set out by our school and I know my daughter is going to be so proud to use it when she receives it in the spring! Thank you so much Gayle!!” – Tracy

“We cannot recommend Gayle and her custom wedding quilt work more highly! She is not just professional, but creative, thoughtful, enthusiastic, and kind. Her work, communication, and creativity are beyond excellent!!!” – Lori

“We LOVE the personalized siddur cover Gayle made for our young son! It is beautifully crafted. Gayle listened to our requests and exceeded our expectations with her creation. Not only is the siddur cover breathtaking but she made it and shipped it at lightning speed–even sooner than she had promised. Thank you!!!” –Heather

“This is the second item we have ordered from Gayle. She makes beautiful personalized items and we are very pleased!!” – Erica

“Amazing and gorgeous art piece. I am very glad I purchased. The picture may look great in itself, but it still does not do justice to the colors, workmanship and creativeness. Gayle is a gifted artist and an even more wonderful person.” – Karl

“Beautiful clothwork – perfect artistic eye – it is a joyful piece that give me pleasure daily.” – Cynthia

“My daughter just received her siddur cover and loved everything about it! She felt so special to have such a unique cover and received so many compliments. She told us that it was exactly the way she pictured it would be. She loved the softness and the colors and can’t wait to use it. The cover arrived to us far before the deadline and we were so happy to have it in hand.” – Yosefa

“My son loves the siddur cover that Gayle created for him. She talked to him on the phone about his interests and style preferences. She did a beautiful job of incorporating his requests. She also met a very aggressive deadline.” – Melanie

“I was so excited to get my daughter’s siddur cover more than a week early. It is beautiful and truly reflects the little girl that she is now. However, it is not babyish and is sure to be something she is proud to use and cherish for a long time.” – Ofra

“Gayle made the most beautiful Siddur Cover for my daughter. She took everything I told her about daughter and put it in the Siddur cover. It is unbelievably artistic. It also arrived even earlier than expected. I highly recommend Gayle!!” – Rachel

“The siddur cover is beautiful and outstanding quality. I was extremely pleased with the seller’s contact, she even took time out to call me. Will def do business with again and have recommended to my friends. Thank you, Gayle :)” – Maria

“I wish there were at least six stars to choose from because the custom quilted siddur cover that Gayle made for my son is AMAZING! She assured me I’d have it by the needed time – which was a very short time since our conversation. I got it an entire week early! She did a wonderful job by personalizing it with details specific to my son. The colors chosen were perfect. She’s the artist so I gave her creative liberty and am grateful I did – this cover will be a very special part of my son’s life and am so happy that I found Gayle. If you’re looking for a truly wonderful and personal gift – you found with whom to work with. Thank you, Gayle!!” – Aleyda

“This New Mexico art quilt was even more beautiful than it was in the picture. I am thrilled to have it in my home. It is one of the most beautiful pieces I own. Thank you, Gayle, for your incredible workmanship & artistic gifts. I will treasure this always. Blessings & Smiles.” –Patricia

“Requested a custom piece and it was finished exactly as I had described and it was mailed ahead of schedule!” – Annie

“Wonderful!!! The siddur cover fits our siddur perfectly and is exactly what my son wanted. Gayle did a great job using my son’s favorite colors and designs. Through the entire process, I have found her to be very professional.  She replies to messages quickly and shipped our siddur cover ahead of schedule. Overall, a very pleasant experience.” – Shira

“Absolutely beautiful work! I love my Happy Pink Tree Art Quilt! Amazing customer service and prompt shipping! Thank you!” -Lane