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Irena Bluhm is an award-winning quilt artist, quilt and quilting pattern designer, and a longarm machine quilter, instructor, and sales representative for Gammill Quilting Machine Company. Born and raised in Poland during the reign of communism, she moved to Germany in 1981 and ten years later moved to the United States, living in California. Irena's first exposure to quilting came from the Log Cabin-style quilts her mother made with scraps. She tried some piecing of her own, but quilting didn’t become a passion until she saw a Gammill longarm quilting machine at a local quilt shop in 2004. Two days later, Irena was stitching pantographs for the shop owner. Irena’s first two wholecloth quilts came back from their first show with three ribbons. Her work has been exhibited in show across the United States and published in several quilting magazine. She’s won numerous awards nationwide. Irena has two daughters and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Richard, now live in Oklahoma where she has a large studio.