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Peggy G. Rhodes
Dr. Peggy G. Rhodes retired as Associate Dean from the University of Alabama’s Continuing Education Program (UAB Special Studies) in 1993 and at the top of her “To Do” list was a return to quilting. Peggy sampled quilting for the first time as a child when she and her grandmother made a Bow Tie quilt totally by hand. Peggy still has the quilt, though it is literally falling apart. Peggy’s love of learning new skills led to a return to teaching as she shared her techniques with friends, quilt shops and quilt guilds in Northwest Florida and Alabama. Her desire to learn more about quilting led her to the Birmingham Quilters Guild where she was able to expand her knowledge and explore new techniques through the national teachers’ program.
Peggy became interested in the Grandmother’s Flower Garden block when she was looking for a project to work on while she sat at the hospital with her mother. That was in 2003 and she still loves to make hexies anytime she’s waiting – doctors’ offices, airports, riding in a car, watching TV, etc. In addition to this on-going project, she loves to explore quilting books and magazines to select new patterns. The process of selecting fabrics and completing the piecing of the blocks are her favorite parts of the quilting process.
Peggy lives with her husband, Ronald, in Warrior, Alabama, and in their spare time, they both enjoy fishing, cooking, and “front porch” style bluegrass music. In addition, Peggy has been planning and conducting workshops, seminars, conferences and retreats for the past 30+ years in areas such as strategic planning, team building, self-assessment, communication, individual and group goal-setting, and quilting (e.g. Wearables, Watercolor, Mariner’s Compass, Quilt As You Go).
Books by Peggy G. Rhodes