Quilts by Big Wes

Quilting and Me

Whenever I tell people about my love for quilting, I always wait for the look of confusion to come over their faces as I prepare myself for the inevitable question: “what made you want to make quilts (of all things)?”.

Easter Star Wall Hanging

I think my interest in quilting came from a book I stumbled on many years ago. I found the premise of “Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad” fascinating, and after reading this book, I wanted to recreate some of the symbols that this book presented. There have been a lot more books written on this subject over the years – including some really good children’s books. Whether fact or folklore – Underground Railroad quilts sparked my fascination with quilting and my love for star patterns.

Peachtree Roadrace - Quilts by Big Wes

I create quilts of all kinds – from modern styles to traditional blocks – and I sell both original and commissioned works. I design quilts with personal touches that reflect the person I am making the quilt for. Interested in having a custom quilt made? For custom quilts or media inquiries, please see my Get in Contact page.