Author Focus – Mildred Galliher (1944-2015)

Mildred Joanna Galliher †   (Millie), born August 2, 1944, passed away on February 12, 2015. She was very enthusiastic about tangling. Millie had an on-line blogspot called Mooka Maven.

What made me choose Millie? I never met her; we were just Facebook friends. We cannot talk about grids without thinking of Millie. She started the Facebook Group Zentangle Explorations and posted 9 articles exploring grids in detail. You can find all her work in the file section of that group.

Millie created wonderful patterns and looking at her original step-outs on her blog, you can see that her mind was functioning in a similar fashion when it came to patterns. Millie and her patterns should not be forgotten and this is my way to honour her memory.

When I mentioned to Alice that I want to make the author focus this week featuring Mildred Galliher † , Alice immediately dug out some tiles she received during a swap.

Inchie by Millie Galliher
Inchie by Millie Galliher
Artwork by Millie Galliher
Artwork by Millie Galliher

Alice Hendon’s testimonial to Millie:
“I never met Millie face to face but I believe I will meet her in heaven one day. She had a caring heart and just wanted to share her love of tangling with anyone who would listen. She taught tangling in an area where there were no “official” CZTs because she loved the art so much that she wanted everyone to know how to tangle. Millie started her Facebook group to share ideas, new ways of creating the art, and to encourage each other. She worked very hard to design economical ways to create art, and Millie shared those ideas through her group. She was always looking for new patterns, new strings, new challenges, new ways to keep us all going. She was a blessing to me in so many ways. I miss her still.”

Please mail me if you would like your testimonial included on this page.

Mooka-grid Seed by Millie Galliher

Just have a look at her original step-out – reminds you of Lesson 1 from our grid journey, right? Millie named each variation and I will add each one to the site over the next couple of days.


Duc-Hez by Millie Galliher Mook-ish by Millie Galliher Mooka Grid Butterfly by Millie Galliher Mooka grid Pinwheel by Millie Galliher Zinnia by Millie Gallaher

Dear Millie. I hope you smile down on all of us during this week when we explore your wonderful patterns.



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