Irma Gail Hatcher

Irma Gail Hatcher

“All of my grand-children’s and children’s quilts are here in this house because I can’t part with them yet. They’ll get them when I’m gone.”

Irma Gail Hatcher is a former elementary school teacher turned master quilter. With painstaking precision, she has created numerous award-winning quilts, some of them taking her more than a year to complete, and has published countless books on the craft. In the process of pursuing her passion, she has amassed countless honors, including the status of Master Quilter by the National Quilting Association, making her the only Arkansan to earn this distinction. She has also won multiple “Best of Show” awards. In 2002 she was selected as one of 30 quilters in the world to have three of her quilts in an exhibit held at the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival titled “30 Distinguished Quilters of the World.”