Monday, April 29, 2019

QSDS lost a friend and teacher in April. Bob Adams was one of those heroic figures
who taught art to junior high kids, introducing them to the joys of art. Bob first came to
QSDS while the symposium was at the Josephinum, taking a machine quilting class
with Caryl Bryer Fallert.
Bob mastered machine quilting, focusing on both its use as a texture and as a way to
subtly change the colors moving across a surface. He taught this and a variety of
surface design techniques many times at QSDS. Bob’s work has been juried into Quilt
National and a host of other gallery shows.
We can’t think of Bob without thinking about his wife Natalie. They were college
sweethearts who truly were best friends. They celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary
while at QSDS. It was heart-warming to see how much they enjoyed and delighted in
each other’s company. We all should hope for such a wonderful relationship.


  1. So sorry to hear this--sad times.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I had the pleasure of taking a workshop in his home! His wife made the most amazing meals for us. I learned so much that week. He will be missed.