Friday, October 23, 2009

Teacher Susan Purney Mark

Susan Purney Mark loves to work with surface design.
She will be teaching two classes:
Sheer Illusion and Surface Matters-Stamp it up!

To learn more about Susan and see some of her work on her website,click here

Are you getting inspired by all these teachers? I know I am. It's going to be difficult to choose which classes to take! They all look great.

Happy quilting,

Teacher Terry White

Another teacher we are excited to have teaching with us is Terry White. Terry is teaching 3 classes: Coleus, Hearts and Pears, and Cherry Rug.

You can read all about Terry and see some of her beautiful thread painting here on her website.

Happy quilting!


Teacher Bonnie Hunter

We are very pleased to have Bonnie Hunter as one of our teachers. Bonnie lives in North Carolina and we are very proud of our North Carolina teachers. Bonnie will be teaching 2 classes: String Spider Web and Crumb Piecing. On her website, Quiltville, Bonnie says, "The best things in life are quilted".
To visit Bonnie's website, here

Happy quilting,

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Teacher Flavin Glover

Flavin Glover is well known for her amazing designs using the basic log cabin bock.
She will be teaching 3 classes: Log Cabin Diamonds and Triangles, Coloring With Fabric and Colorful and Creative Log Cabin Diamonds

Click here to visit Flavin's website.
Happy quilting,

Free Tutorials

Good morning quilters
It is a dull Saturday here in Charlotte, a perfect day to sew all day, but alas I have to go to a wedding this afternoon!
One of our teachers, Paula Scaffidi, which I haven't featured yet, has some free tutorials on her website.
I think you might enjoy taking a look. Click here to go to Paula's website.
Happy quilting,

Friday, October 9, 2009

Teacher Velda Newman

The next teacher on our roster is Velda Newman.

Velda Newman is an internationally recognized contemporary quilt artist, author and lecturer from Northern California. Known for her large scale, mostly organic designs, Velda creates original quilts of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. For the past 18 years Velda's work has appeared in many national and international exhibitions and has been featured in over 30 publications, including Quilter's Newsletter and Threads magazine. She lives in Northern California and is the mother of 4 and the grandmother of 10.

To learn more about Velda and see some of her work just click here to go to her website.
She will be teaching 2 classes:
Texture and Form 1: A 1 day technique class.Description: Nature is an endless source of beauty and inspiration. With this in mind, learn how to get rid of "flat" appliqué. Students will learn to create texture and form using machine techniques.
Quick and Easy Painting Technique: Description: Paint offers endless opportunities for creating special effects on fabric. Learn how to add color and give the illusion of shape, shadow and form to a flat surface.
Happy quilting!

Teacher David Taylor

The next teacher in our line up is David Taylor. We are pleased to have a male teacher this year!

Here is a little background about David:
"About my quilts... My first quilt design was a collaboration with my friend and long-arm quilter Madeleine Vail. We finished our quilt in 2000 and it sold at a fund-raiser auction for $25,000. I was hooked. Who knew I would be still be doing this a decade later. Quilting has consumed my life, and fabric has consumed my home. I'm not one for stepping out of my box very often, but in 2006 I did convert to hand-applique, which I now love. I'm still machine quilting, as it is impossible to separate me from my Bernina 160. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than machine quilting. I'm now traveling the country lecturing and conducting workshops and having the time of my life."
David will teach a class on Pictorial Applique and give a lecture titled Reluctant Journey.

To learn more about David Taylor please visit his website here.

Come back tomorrow and I'll announce another teacher.

Happy quilting,