Schoolcraft Community Library

Kirk Bergland

Quilter Bio

Kirk was born in Burbank California and grew up in VanNuys. His needlework hobbies began in his teens with bead work he stitched on native American costumes and moccasins. The art of quilting was soon to follow.

Shortly after he married his wife Kelly, they moved to Santa Clarita California. Kirk joined the focal quilt guild. Along with creating award winning quilts and coordinating events and promotions for the organization, he began teaching math concepts through quilting at his children’s elementary school, For many years, Kirk devoted two Fridays each month to third through sixth grade classes. Affectionately known as “Mr. B,” he worked with each class as they designed and stitched their creations. The quilts were then presented to their teachers for classroom display.

Kirk’s busy career then tabled his beloved hobby for a few years. His retirement after 34 years with the City of Los Angeles, and a cross country move to settle in Schoolcraft, brought new opportunities. Kirk has spent the past nine years showing and sharing his work. He is lovingly finishing a quilt his wife’s mother started, as well as working to complete a LARGE pile of UFO’s…unfinished projects. Learning new concepts, as well as sneaking more fabric and books in the house under Kelly’s watchful eye, continue to be his source of great delight.

Kirk’s work is quite varied in style, color, and pattern. Each piece tells its own story. Kirk is often to say,

“Whether stitched by hand or machine, it is love that holds a quilt together.”

14 Dec

Staff Meeting Closing

Wednesday, December 14    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The library will be closed on Wednesdays from 12-1 for  our staff meetings.   Thank you for your understanding!
21 Dec

Staff Meeting Closing

Wednesday, December 21    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The library will be closed on Wednesdays from 12-1 for  our staff meetings.   Thank you for your understanding!
24 Dec

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 24 - Saturday, December 31    
 
24 Dec

Holiday Closing

Saturday, December 24