Meet the Quilt Teachers, Designers, Artists, and Lecturers
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"Fran Snay has been teaching the art of quilting since 1989 to a wide range of students; from beginners to advanced quilters. She spends much of her time encouraging new quilters, and teaching them "color combinations" to more effectively present their quilt creations as a work of art.
"Eleanor Burns, the founder of Quilt in a Day, became
famous for her user-friendly techniques with the
publication of her first book, Log Cabin Quilt, in 1978.
Since then, she's gone on to publish more than sixty
quilting books, taught thousands to quilt, and even
appears in her own television series on public television."
Sandra Townsend Donabed
photo by Susan Druding
"Judy Martin has designed more original patterns than anyone in history. She has made a 30-year career out of giving quilters the patterns, tools, and guidance to do their very best work. The top quilting authors look to Judy for inspiration, expertise, and patterns. Shouldn't you? Let Judy Martin empower you today!"
An international teacher and lecturer, Jackie has authored nine quilting books. She is best known for her geometric patterns, creating complicated patterns from simple shapes. Jackie has made in excess of 300 quilts. Her teaching style is energetic. Students are always encouraged to develop their own quilt, based on the material presented, or may choose to duplicate the presented quilt(s). Jackie believes in sharing all she possibly can in the given amount of time available.
Specializing in Feathered Star designs, Marsha has been making quilts since 1969 and teaching since 1975
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Gail Garber has been a quiltmaker since 1980, and is now internationally known as a teacher, lecturer, designer, and author. Her quilt and garment patterns are published through her company, Gail Garber Designs.
"The love of traditional antique quilts was the reason that I began to make them. The love of sharing the enjoyment and the excitement with others is the reason that I began to teach this craft. I will never forget the feeling that a beginner has. In my classroom questions are welcome, sharing is welcome. My quilts are truly unique and I share them as well as my knowledge in a structured yet relaxed setting.
Elsie Vredenburg is probably best known for her pictorial pieced quilts, which are often combined with elements of traditional patchwork designs. She prefers piecing to applique, so she has developed a method of designing in which all elements of the design are converted to straight lines. This makes for somewhat of an angular look, which is characteristic of her pictorial quilts. Subject matter ranges from architectural to people to the animal world.
"I have always sewn, a legacy from my home economics teacher mom. In addition, I have always loved to experiment with art techniques and materials, so these pages represent the merging of those two aspects of my life. Quilting came to me when I was a young mother--something that was portable, non-toxic, and could be done in odd moments between duties."
Darlene C. Christopherson
by Joen Wolfrom
I began quilting over 20 years ago, starting out by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. I have been teaching machine quilting and appliqué classes for the past 10 years. I teach regularly at local quilt shops, and have taught and lectured nationally at both the American Quilter's Society and National Quilters Association shows, and for many guilds around the country.
I have co-written two books with my sister, Pat Holly, on machine quilting patterns. Pat and I also worked as contributing editors for Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts Magazine. In addition, I am currently working on a machine appliqué book to be published by AQS.
"I have made over 200 quilts.
The purpose of my quilts is to make something beautiful for me but at the same time they are a means of expression representing my deepest feelings and my life experiences. In addition, my quilts are all about how I see color and color relationships; how I see shapes; and how I see line and linear movements. They are also about complexity, sadness, and hope.
My style of quiltmaking is contemporary in that I want to express my experiences now and not copy old quilts. They are traditional only in that they are pieced and hand-quilted."
This page last updated on January 13th, 2008.
"Cotton Way was started in 1990 by Bonnie Olaveson. Since that time she has created over one hundred patterns. She is best known as the creator of the original Long Leggins Series of Dowel Dolls."
"We are a California-based company of multi-talented illustrators, craft designers, editors, product managers, and assistant designers. Our group has worked together in one capacity or another for almost twenty-five years. The studio is a visual banquet, framed stitched pieces everywhere you look, quilts, yarns, floss, Teddy bears, and baskets over-flowing with handmade creations, as you can see in the painting above by Susan Routledge."
The Quilter's Computer Companion: Hundreds of Easy Ways to Turn the Cyber Revolution into Your Artistic Revolution
by Judy Heim & Gloria Hansen
"Ellen is an internationally known fiber artist whose wall tapestries have transcended the traditional concept of quilting. Her designs are drawn from a mingling of the natural world with her dreams and personal visions. Using hand-dyed fabrics, lames, machine embroidery, reverse appliqué and layered sheers, she creates the illusion of ice, running water, mist and flame. The most outstanding feature of Ellen's work is the embroidery. Intricate stitching describes life in micro-and macrocosm. Fish and bugs, lizards and birds weave in and out of the patterns, as a media for social commentary and personal observation. Her works are vibrant and full of energy."
" Welcome to Piece O' Cake Designs, Inc! We are a quilt pattern and book company specializing in applique designs. Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins, together, own and operate Piece O' Cake. We hope that you will find our designs fresh and original. We offer patterns that appeal to all skill levels. Please browse through our site."
by Ellen Eddy
Go To Heaven."
I do believe it is true.
I even made a quilt with that title once.
Janet Jones Worley
Online Tutoring for Beginners !!
Deanna Spignola's Watercolor Magic
Introducing Appliqué designers who have unique stories to tell through their designs. These patterns are original and from very talented quilters. A quilt is not just a quilt--it is the 'Window to the soul' of its maker.
After learning to quilt in 1976 and beginning teaching in 1986, I have taught for quilt guilds, shops and conferences around the United States. In April of 1998 I taught at the American Quilters' Society show in Paducah, Kentucky. I have judged at county fairs in Northern California for several years. There are two books that I have authored, Celtic Style Floral Applique and Baskets: Celtic Style. I have two quilt designs published in Great American Quilts 1993. There are also a number of quilt patterns that I have designed, printed by Seams To Be.
Jan P. Krentz
1998 Quilt Teacher of the Year!
Classes for all levels of quilters.
"Hello! I'm an avid quilt maker and instructor. My passion for fabrics, sewing, quilt design, and people leads me to teach quilting to others!"
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Kaye Wood's Quilting and Sewing Site! - "An awesome array of quilting and sewing information, books, tools, patterns, notions, and free stuff for quilters and sewers. Free weekly quilting and sewing email newsletter and discussion list."
Quilts by Rita Denenberg
"I have been quilting since 1983 and am self taught. Many of my quilts have been exhibited throughout the United States and Japan and have been featured in books and magazines.
I do mostly applique and now sew most of my quilts on the sewing machine."
Quilt Artist, teacher, lecturer, designer, owner of The Designer's
Workshop featuring 'sew and flip' foundation pieced patterns,
Eileen Sullivan has been quilting since the late 70's. Her work has
been exhibited in major competitions in the U.S. and abroad and
is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the American
Quilter's Society as well as others. Workshop and lecture fees
available upon request.
Linda Lum DeBono
contemporary quilt dzynes
"Designed for quilters or individuals who would like to learn more about the art of (1)strip-pieced watercolor as well as (2)bargello style quilts. Do you love the look of watercolor but dislike cutting 2" squares? Now you may create a people pleasing watercolor quilt the new easier, faster way using strip-piece methods. Two books are available on this easier method: "Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic" and "More Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic". "
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Yours in stitches,Tink
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"Marcia Pratt is a homemaker and Interpreter for the Deaf. She is married to Randy, and has two college students, Robyn and Kevin. She has been sewing most of her life, and has been quilting for the past 13 years. She has taught many quilting classes and leads the "Happy Piecemakers", a group of about 18 women, at her church. She is available to Quilt Guilds for programs, lectures, and workshops. Her passion is introducing others into the wonderful world of quilting and loves nothing more than to see her students shine as they turn pieces of fabric into works of art. She is a confessed fabri-holic and has no desire to enter a twelve-step program to change her ways. Marcia is the Designer for Heaven Sent Designs Patterns and the sole proprietor of CottonLand Quilts."
Welcome to our Design Studio. Susan and Daphne are pattern designers, teachers and authors who have been designing together since 1996.