From the Author
My first attempt at the Double Wedding Ring was a wall hanging about 30" square, just four blocks. My wife had a Double Wedding Ring book that I followed. I carefully traced the patterns and made very accurate templates and was able to successfully hand-piece my first Double Wedding Ring, but it took a lot of time to make, cut and hand-sew all of those little pieces. I worked on the Double Wedding Ring off and on for the next three years, trying to figure out an easier way to piece.
It wasn't until December 1988 that I discovered the secret to my simplified piecing method for the traditional Double Wedding Ring. I patterned my first template set, the 15" ring, after my wife's great aunt Laura's Double Wedding Ring quilt.
About the Author
John Flynn, from Billings, Montana, graduated from Montana State University with a degree in civil engineering. He entered into partnership with his father in a construction company that built bridges and dams all over eastern and northeastern Montana, including projects in Yellowstone Park. In 1980, his wife, Brooke, finished her first quilt top and asked him to design a quilting frame. He soon developed a lap scroll frame to accommodate her quilt. John then started quilting to field test the frames--and discovered how relaxing and satisfying hand quilting can be.
Gradually, manufacturing and selling the frames and presenting quilt workshops became a full-time occupation. Now, John and Brooke's company, Flynn Quilt Frame Company, has published four of John's books. His latest invention, the Multi-Frame can be used for no-baste hand or machine quilting. He's had numerous articles printed in major quilt publications and has received many awards for his quilts. He has taught across the United States and Canada, in Japan, Europe, Mexico and Australia.