Resume and Biography

Gay Young

Gay Young


Gay Young has loved fabric since teaching herself to sew at age nine.  Known primarily for her landscapes, she combines painting principles and collage techniques with quilting.  She enjoys constructing pieces which portray specific sites or themes.

Gay teaches art quilting and surface design techniques, and her work has been in several publications. 


Her artwork has been exhibited at:

  • Museum of Western Art, Wickenburg, AZ
  • Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM
  • Dallas Quilt Show, Dallas TX
  • Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX
  • Kerr Art & Culture Center, Kerrville, TX
  • Kendall Gallery, San Angelo, TX
  • Textures Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Denver National Quilt Show, Denver CO
  • The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO
  • Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Ricky Tims Gallery, La Veta, CO
  • Fresh Light Gallery, Denison, TX
  • Texas State Capitol and Bob Bullock Library, Austin, TX
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
  • The Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL
  • The American Quilt Society show, Paducah KY
  • Houston Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
  • Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Round Top, TX
  • Quilt Expo, Madison, WI
  • Quilts=Art=Quilts, Auburn, NY
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival XIX, Santa Clara, CA
  • Gallery at the J, Austin, TX
  • Arts Council of Brazos Valley, College Station, Texas
  • Lover’s Lane United Methodist Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • International Quilt Festival, Chicaco, IL
  • Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, Portland, OR
  • Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork, Alsace, France
  • Abilmente Mostra-Atelier Interruzale della Mannalita Creatia, Fierra de Vincenza, Italy
  • Abilmente Autunno Rome, Rome, Italy
  • International Patchwork Festival, Sitges, Spain
  • German Quilting Guild, Celle, Germany
  • Original Sewing and Quilt Expos in Fredericksburg, Va; Schaumburg, IL; and Minneapolis, MN
  • Frisco Discovery Center, Frisco, Texas


In addition Gay has had quilts in shows which have toured the country, as well as internationally, and her quilt Portland Reflection was featured in the February 2012 issue of Quilters’ Newsletter  Magazine.  Gay’s wall piece Ice Cube has traveled the United States, Italy, Spain, France, and Germany.  Many of Gay’s quilts are in private collections, and HEADWATERS is included in LONE STARS III:  TEXAS QUILTS TODAY, 1986-2011.  While Gay’s work has won numerous awards, she is most proud that her quilts She’s Come Undone  and The Scarlet Letter were part of the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.