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Featured Artist 2019 - Judi Madsen – Green Fairy Quilts


Judi is an award-winning quilter, author, and instructor. She has traveled the world teaching to bring the joy of quilting to others throughout the USA, Canada, Australia and Norway.

She started her own pattern line when she was 25 and has self-published over 50 different designs for her company Green Fairy Quilts. Her first book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces, was published by AQS in 2013. Her second book, Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen, was published December in 2016. She has three online classes out with iquilt.com called “Quilting Makes a Difference” and “Fabulous Background Quilting for Appliqué” and “Progressive Detail Quilting.”

She loves being able to share her passion about quilting with others in the hopes that they will be inspired on their own quilting journey. Judi is married to her high school sweetheart; Clint and they have four children. They live in beautiful Saint George, Utah. Together, they own www.greenfairyquilts.com, an online business that started by selling Judi’s patterns but has expanded to fabric and notions as well. Judi also started her own online presence, www.judimadsen.com in April 2017.

 

Eva Birch - StitchbyStitchCreations


Eva Birch has been quilting for the past 12 years and longarm quilting for the past decade. She has won several national awards for both her own quilts and customer quilts including a first place at Road to California in 2017. Most recently, she was honored for “Best Use of Negative Space” at the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

For the past four years, Eva has been teaching both locally near her home in Ohio and nationally. She is the co-author of “Applique for Modern Beginners” and her work can be seen in a number of quilting publications. In addition to quilting for others, Eva enjoys designing, making and quilting her own quilts. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Instagram: @stitchbystitchcreations
 

Lauretta Crites - A Couple of Old Broads


Lauretta Crites is a pattern designer, award winning quilter and costume designer. She loves to help others unlock their creativity. Lauretta has won awards at IQA Houston, PIQF and the Road to California quilt shows. Her work has appeared in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, IQA Journal and Quilting Arts.

When not in the studio she travels the country as one half of "A Couple of Old Broads" selling her original quilting and sewing patterns and is always looking for an excuse to have fun. www.laurettacrites.com, www.coupleofoldbroads.com
 

Dustin (Dusty) Farrell - Country Stitchin


Dusty is an award-winning longarm quilting teacher. He has been named longarm teacher of the year, has won a number of awards for his quilting, and has had the opportunity to teach internationally.

Dusty and his work have been published in numerous books, magazines, television and internet programs.

Dusty loves sharing his passion with students. www.cscountrystitchin.com
 

Stephanie Farrell - Country Stitchin


Stephanie is a self-taught piecer, pattern designer, and inventor. Living in a tiny town in Pennsylvania forced Stephanie to find solutions to her own problems when it came to quilting, which is how she first developed the idea for her free-motion feet and templates.

She believes that “can’t” is never an option, and she’s always got an idea to make her projects work (and yours, too!). www.cscountrystitchin.com
 

Carrie Ann Fondi – Aloha Quilt Shop


Carrie Ann Fondi, who has been quilting since 1992, is accomplished in the unique art form of Hawaiian Quilting, which evolved in the islands in the early 1800’s. She has studied from many master Hawaiian quilters. As Hawaiian quilting became a full-time passion, she created Aloha Quilt Designs in 2010 to sell her Hawaiian quilt patterns and to promote the art of Hawaiian quilting. Her designs are inspired by the beauty of nature, and from her love of the Hawaiian Islands.

Carrie teaches on a regular basis; many forms of appliqué in quilt shops, guilds and shows throughout the United States. Prior and present schedule includes classes at Road to California Quilters Conference, QSC Expos, and quilting cruises. Previous Teaching Engagements: Road to California Quilters Conference 2015-2019 QSC Expos, 2014-2019 AQS Quilt Week 2017 Quilt and Cruise to Hawaii 2016, 2019 Numerous quilting guilds and quilt shops throughout the United States, 2010-2019.  www.alohaquiltshop.com
 

Linda J. Hahn – Frog Hollow Designs


Linda’s classes are both educational and entertaining. Her specialty is taking complex looking projects and breaking them down into simple, easy to do steps.

Linda is a multiple award-winning author, (four of her five books have won awards in the Independent Publishers Awards). Her first fabric collection a fabric with Banyan Batiks by Northcott has just been released - called Island Vibes. Linda was the National Quilting Association’s 2009 Certified Quilt Teacher of the Year. Her work has been featured in most of your favorite quilt magazines. Her patterns are marketed under Frog Hollow Designs.

Linda recently moved from Central New Jersey to Palm Bay, Florida. When she is not quilting, she can be found in her local gym teaching Zumba fitness classes. She also enjoys reading Black Ops/CIA thrillers.
 

Dorie Javier – D’s Quilting Design


Dorie is a quilt maker, quilt teacher and pattern designer from Folsom, CA. She has been sewing since she was nine years old and has been quilting since 1984. With her practical approach to quilting and her extensive experience, Dorie has been instrumental in introducing many new and traditional quilters to the unlimited potential of quilt piecing and design.

"My students know me as an enthusiastic and patient teacher, one who encourages trying new techniques and expanding their repertoire of skills." In the classroom, Dories’ students are treated to the specific techniques involved in their class, and also to precision piecing tricks as well as efficient shortcuts which help to streamline the pleasures of quilt making. Dorie loves the concept of using basic geometric shapes to produce an infinite variety of designs. She also likes the idea of using her favorite Asian/Oriental fabrics together with other blenders that makes her quilts exquisite and one of the kind.

Fabric selection is discussed in every class as a result of her beautiful quilts and patterns. Dorie encourages quilters to enjoy the process, gather as much knowledge as possible and to challenge themselves with new techniques and processes. www.doriejavier.com
 

Phyllis Martin-Rennie – Sew Beadazzled


Stitching, metal working and "Sparkle & Shine" are a big part of my personal universe along with my family and dogs. The "Ah Ha" moment my students get is just like adding hot fudge on ice cream to me. I'm aware that each person learns a little different than the next, and that is where my strong passion for teaching kicks in.

I have taught at Philly Bead Fest multiple times since 2008 through 2015, The Best Bead Show 2006 through 2015, as well as The Puget Sound Bead Show in San Jose, Ca. Phyllis also teaches in her store of 16 years, Sew Beadazzled, which is where she calls home. www.sewbedazzled.com
 

Linda McGehee – Ghee’s


My style is easy and fun with a flair for detail. I like to work with a basic design, and make several that look entirely different using a variety of thread embellishments, piecing, or embroidery ideas. I like to use the tools that make the tasks easier and more accurate.

Having acquired an interest in sewing at a very early age, Linda has been teaching a variety of sewing techniques through her business, Ghee’s, for 38 years. Very much a machinist, Linda likes to show her students how easy it is to acquire professional results when you know the proper techniques.

She has designed numerous handbag and garment patterns. Her award-winning books make stitching easy and fun. She travels the globe teaching at stores, guilds, and conventions, as well as makes TV appearances. Visit her web at www.ghees.com www.ghees.com
 

Cindy Myers  -  A Couple of Old Broads


Cindy has been quilting since the early 80’s, has been teaching quilting for over 12 years. She specializes in paper piecing using Quiltworx.com patterns. Cindy’s other interests include beading, jewelry making and knitting, especially lace knitting.

Cindy lives and plays in Southern California. She owns and operates an Adult Residential Facility in her home in Ontario, CA, where she, along with her husband and daughter, care for four developmentally disabled men. Cindy does custom machine quilting and makes custom quilts on commission. She shares studio space with her family’s three cats, Lilly, Missy and Zoe, who love to inspect all the quilts that come into her studio.

For more about Cindy go to www.wearablart.blogspot.com  or www.acoupleofoldbroads.com
 

Jenny Pedigo – Sew Kind of Wonderful


Jenny made her first quilt in 2002 and fell in love with the quilting process! Jenny is married with 6 children and lives in Everett, WA and some of her favorite things to do besides quilting are, spending time with her family, anything to do with home decor and working out at the gym.

In 2007 she started her own longarm quilting business in order to work from home. Jenny loves the challenge of putting a twist on quilting, whether it be through design, color or quilting and loves that she can share her quilting passion with her sisters. www.sewkindofwonderful.com
 

Gina Perkes-Tidwell – The Copper Needle


Gina Perkes-Tidwell is an internationally award-winning quilter. In 2015, she received the Best Longarm Machine Workmanship award at the AQS Paducah show. Her quilt Nostalgia is now part of the American Quilter's Society collection displayed at the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky.

Gina has been quilting for nearly two decades and has developed many tools for machine quilters and a thread line with Superior Threads. She also proudly represents BERNINA as an ambassador. She has appeared on several quilting shows and is the author of Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting published by C&T. She operates her shop, The Copper Needle, Innova® dealership and training center in Payson, Arizona. www.thecopperneedle.com
 

Helen Robinson – Sew Kind of Wonderful


Helen has been sewing since 1973 when she made a pair of pale green polyester pants in 4-H club! Helen began quilting in 1997 and fell in love with the entire process of design, fabric shopping, piecing and quilting! Nine years ago, Helen bought a long-arm Gammill classic and fell in love with quilting all over again because she could put the finishing flourish on her piles and piles of quilt tops that were waiting for that last layer of love.

Six years ago, she began working with her sister Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful creating fresh new contemporary quilts using the Quick Curve Ruler. The curved piecing and contemporary designs in their work has made quilting fun, quick and easy. They have over 100 designs which use the Quick Curve Ruler and/or the QCR Mini Ruler.  www.sewkindofwonderful.com
 

Rochelle Savage - Rochelle'sFineFabric.com


Rochelle’s love for sewing and crafting began at the age of 7. Home Economics and Sports were her favorite classes every year, even in college where she graduated with a fashion merchandising degree.

Rochelle's exclusive line of patterns for totes, aprons, mesh totes and fabulous novelty gift items...such as funny headwear also makes up their booth selection.

Rochelle's Fine Fabric brick & mortar store of 37 years is now closed but her passion for sharing her fabrics and knowledge of sewing continues by vending and educating.

Today Rochelle and her husband, Jim travel from city to city vending at quilt shows and festivals displaying and selling fun novelty prints from the best manufacturers and designers.
 

Connie Spurlock - Sew Wonderful Dreams


Although she didn't even learn to sew until she was over 30 years old, Connie used her background to develop Sew Wonderful Dreams, a pattern design company, in 1989.

The company originally focused on craft patterns, while today the emphasis is on quilting and education. About her company, she says: "We believe the best marketing tool we have is to educate. Everyone can learn but the way we learn is variable. Our classes are designed to help you learn in a way that will be most beneficial to you." www.sewwonderfuldreams.com
 

Beth Watts - Fabric-Chicks


Beth has been sewing and quilting since she was a young girl. Beth went to work for elinor peace bailey Cloth Dolls when she was 15 and has been involved in the quilting industry for the past 27 years.

Beth's greatest passion is Dimensional Fabric Art Quilting. Beth doesn't believe in rules- she believes, we make quilts because we love to create and be inspired. None of us ""need"" another quilt!

Beth is a Certified Sulky Instructor who specializes in Thread Painting on fabric. www.fabric-chicks.com

 

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Pam Clarke - Designs With Lines

Pam Clarke has been quilting since the late 1960s and sewing for over 46 years. She lives in Spokane WA and grew up in Sacramento CA. Pam has been machine quilting and teaching machine quilting, piecing and applique’ classes since 1988. She is the owner of Home Stitches a professional machine quilting business that was started in 1988. Her work can be seen in several published magazines and books. She has quilted for Debbie Mumm, K-P Kids, Fiber Mosaics, Mary Lou and Company, Fabric Sales, Kaufman, Bernantix, Retta Weirheim and Martingale. To this date, she has quilted over 8,000 quilts and has made several hundred. Pam has appeared on Quilt Central and with Linda Taylor for PBS, Quilt It and as a guest on Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. She has also been featured in Fons and Porter as a Celebrity Quilter.

Pam is an international instructor, including IMQS, Innovations, Machines in Motion, The Home Machine Quilting & Sewing Show, IMQX in NH, International Quilt Festival in Houston and several local shows in the Northwest.

Her favorite type of quilting is applique’ mixed with simple piecing with a scrappy look that has won her numerous ribbons across the USA.
“Designs with Lines” is another business that was started by Pam Clarke in 1998. This technique was designed to help speed up the quilting process by using simple lines as a guide to create individual designs. Pam has been creating her own stencils for several years, and this technique is used for the home machine quilter or the Longarm machine quilter. She has available 9 videos From Beginning to the Advanced Machine quilter, along with Sketchbooks full of ideas to go along with her stencils.

In February 2007, she published “Quilting Inside the Lines” with Golden Threads and AQS. In 2010, she has joined the Gammill quilting team as one of their celebrity quilters.
 
 
Lauretta Crites - A Couple of Old Broads

Lauretta Crites is a pattern designer, award winning quilter and costume designer. She loves to help others unlock their creativity. Lauretta has won awards at IQA Houston, PIQF and the Road to California quilt shows. Her work has appeared in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, IQA Journal and Quilting Arts.

When not in the studio she travels the country as one half of "A Couple of Old Broads" selling her original quilting and sewing patterns and is always looking for an excuse to have fun. www.laurettacrites.com, www.coupleofoldbroads.com
 
 
Keith Gaines – Eclipse Quilting Systems

Keith Gaines together with his wife Sandy operates a Studio and Learning Center ‘Sew-N-Tech’ in Squaw Valley near Sequoia National Park. Students and sewing groups come to the studio for instruction and classes. Classes range from quilting design and construction, longarm quilting, sewing lessons, garment fitting and construction, machine embroidery. Classes and lessons are also offered in quilter’s homes and at other locations in the Central Valley.

When Quilters come to the Studio or take classes from Sandy, they get to try out the Software, Tools, Supplies, and Quilting Systems we represent. Sandy for over 12 years is a Sewing Arts Instructor and Professional Quilter.

Keith takes care of all service and installation of quilting systems, sewing machines, and embroidery machines, specializing in the in-home service so the quilters do not need to lug their machines to a shop or ship to a factory.
 
 
elinor peace bailey - elinor peace bailey Dolls

elinor peace bailey received her art education through Parson's School pf Design, Tyler School of Fine Arts and Brigham Young University. She has written Mother Plays with Dolls, The Rag Doll from Plain to Fancy and recently, Two Doll Makers Meet in the Middle. She has illustrated books for Bernina of America and Fairfield Processing. elinor peace bailey has designed fabric for P & B Textiles, Daisy Kingdom, and Concord Fabrics. She has acted as a consultant for Crafts Magazine, Prym Dritz Corp. (who has manufactured her dolls), Fairfield Processing and Spring Mills.

With over 100 self-published doll patterns, elinor peace bailey continues to inspire women to begin a life of creative play.

http://www.fabric-chicks.com/shop/Dolls-and-Crafts/elinor-peace-bailey-Dolls.htm
 
 
Linda Winner - Winner Designs/Martelli Enterprises

Linda works as an educator for Martelli Enterprises, and for the last twelve years, has traveled the country teaching how the right tools and techniques can produce better results quickly and easily.

Learning to sew, quilt and craft at an early age, she'd always been more 'crafty' than talented. Even so, as a Special Education Teacher and Administrator, then as a Developer and Trainer for IBM, she always found time to create.

After purchasing an embroidery machine from her local Bernina dealer, she found Martelli products and realized that the right tools and techniques made all the difference. They could take you from 'so-so' to, "Wow, I did that!"

Making a major career change, she joined Martelli and now loves helping others gain the satisfaction of knowing how to use their tools to get those great results. http://www.martellinotions.com

 
 
Connie Spurlock - Sew Wonderful Dreams

Although she didn't even learn to sew until she was over 30 years old, Connie used her background to develop Sew Wonderful Dreams, a pattern design company, in 1989.

The company originally focused on craft patterns, while today the emphasis is on quilting and education. About her company, she says: "We believe the best marketing tool we have is to educate. Everyone can learn but the way we learn is variable. Our classes are designed to help you learn in a way that will be most beneficial to you." www.sewwonderfuldreams.com