2017 Local Featured Quilter Ken Hegge
I was born in Livingston, Montana and later graduated from Sentinel High School in Missoula Montana.
While I was still in high school, I made my first quilt, a nine-patch. I had complained to my mother that the blanket would not stay tucked in the bed at night. She said "Well, go in the sewing room, get some fabric, and make yourself a quilt!" I did and made it extra long. The next morning she was curious to know how it worked. I told her it was good till about three a.m. when it came out at the foot of the bed. She then took over asking me to get it for her; she took it to the sewing room and sewed my old baby blanket to the bottom. No more problem!
I served in the US Army for six years. My journey has taken me to Mountain Bell and At&t for 14 years, self-employed for 4 years, and then The State of Oregon for 22 years.
I am now retired and enjoying life! Every day is Saturday! But I easily fill my days quilting, cross stitching, tatting, Temari Japanese string art, fishing, hunting, dutch oven cooking and golfing. I also enjoy teaching quilting classes.
My favorite quilt pattern is Stack-N-Whack. It's always a surprise to see how it comes together!