• Christine Gannage

    Aloha Rob,
    You and my son Mikhail are about the same age. I know you from the Nazarene Church in Los Osos. I was a frequent visitor to the Cotton Ball and took many classes from Becky Rodgers. We now live in Kauai. I meet with a master Hawaiian quilter on mondays and a group of quilter ladies with the Kalaheo Missionary Church we make lots of different service projects to help those less fortunate on the island. Now that I am retired I make jewelry and quilts (I retired from being a dental hygienist for 35yrs.) I am thrilled to see you stepping out on your own. Man Sewing is a great new adventure for you. Will look forward to seeing your posts. I love YouTube and Missouri Star Quilts!!!

  • Nancy Hanson

    Great blog Rob.

    My friend, who is coming with me
    to Quilter’s Affair in Sisters this summer, and I are
    taking your sewing machine class that you and Barbara S. teach. I have vintage Bernina 930. She had an older Pfaff (not sure of model).

    Looking forward to seeing you.



    • mansewing

      Awesome! Can’t wait to meet you, Nancy!

  • Karen L.

    Hey Rob,

    Just watched you with Jenny on MSQ. It appears that if we put you two together often enough, we will have plenty of energy to run the whole country! I am truely looking forward to the Man Sewing videos as I know they will be both informative and entertaining …. and produce encouragement for all of us to jump into making a quilt. Cannot wait! Thanks for this!

    • mansewing

      Thanks for your comment, @disqus_wtF04uNPoF:disqus! Haha I’m definitely not short of energy! I have big plans for education and entertainment (I like to call it edu-tainment) on Man Sewing! Stay tuned! 🙂

  • Claudia Hillesheim

    OMG you are really a power package! I enjoyed watching your video tutorial. Fianally a website with quiltideas for men and boys. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.
    Should I ever make it to the States again we should definitelly meet. I will tell hubby to bring the guitar and we can quilt and make music together 🙂
    Weaving Hi from Germany

  • Megan

    Just spent 3 1/2 days with Rob as my house guest and our guild’s guest instructor here in Sitka, Alaska. If you get a chance, take a class from him. He’s full of energy and humor and you won’t regret it. Don’t forget to subscribe to his videos on YouTube so you don’t miss any of them.

  • Cindy

    Where can I purchase the cotton rope for the cloth baskets. I have looked everywhere but to no avail!

  • Yvette Borden

    Rob, I notice you quilt with a babylock on camera. Could you tell which one it is?

  • Rick Man

    Aloha Rob – I stumble on your web site and really thought I was the only male in the country that enjoyed sewing. I am also married with 2 boys and a lovely wife. I am an avid Hawaiian Quilter that have been quilting for the last 15 years. I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and am very proud of the Hawaiian Heritage so I wanted to say grounded to the culture. Since we relocated to Houston, Texas I learned from a video on the art of the Hawaiian Quilting and have designed a few of my own patterns.

    As Hawaiians believe there is a lot of mana {spirit} in the 100% hand made quilts. Before the last stitch is sewn on the quilt it is said to take a lock of your hair and insert into the quilt to pass on your “mana” and there the quilt becomes a heirloom.

    A full king size Hawaiian Quilt that is hand made can fetch as much as $6,000 to 8,000.00. I loved seeing your youtube post! Best of luck! maybe we’ll meet in Houston at the Quilt festival.

    Warmest Aloha
    Rick Man – Houston https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1be531583a67503b2b97f54749a521012c093496e88656e2618bd3db798c5265.jpg