Teaching Color and Painting Techniques with Stewart Gill Paints
Susan Fahey has been a quilter and a long arm quilter for several years. She lives in Inver Grove Heights and owns "Emerald Stitchers" along with her husband John, who is also a quilter.
I started selling the Bernina line of machines in 1991 for a local Bernina dealer. Over the past 14 years I have enjoyed teaching a variety of classes and clubs for many different Bernina dealers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I am certified in pattern drafting, fitting and alterations plus have operated a fitting and alterations business for ten years from my home.
Gwen is the designer and author of numerous patterns that sell nationwide, under the name Touch of Love. She loves to design and teach mystery quilts. She especially enjoys designing new quilts by combining and simplifying traditional blocks.
As much as Gwen likes designing, her first love is teaching and she is known for her patience with students. She has been teaching quilting classes for nearly 20 years. Quilting is her addiction and her goal is to get others addicted. Her classes are always fun and full of helpful quilting tips.
Mary has been creating ever since she can remember! Encouraged and driven in her efforts, she enthusiastically pursued a wide array of artistic endeavors. Graduating with a degree in art/art education from the College of St. Benedict, she taught high school art in Rosemount and Apple Valley for almost 5 years before beginning a 25 year career as a professional artist selling her own work. Since her greatest strength is creativity and design, she has been able to apply her skills and succeed in various media – fibers, illustration/calligraphy, jewelry and beadwork, often ‘stealing’ from one to enhance the other!
Having been introduced to handwork and fabric from a young age, she has never been far from needle and thread! Mary started quilting in the early 1980’s and has been fortunate to win a number of awards and ribbons for her quilts, knitting and sewing. She recently became intrigued with wool and wool felt. Unable to find designs and patterns suited to her taste and encouraged by others, she went to work designing and creating her own patterns under the name of DesignAndBeMary
While Mary very much enjoys sharing her interest and experience in these various pursuits, she is most interested in helping others to find, rediscover, and utilize their creative intuition.
In her spare time, Mary enjoys all kinds of handwork, travel, camping, photography, music, gardening and history. Never one to have idle hands, you will most likely find her working on her latest creative endeavor!
Maria started quilting in 2001 and has been addicted ever since. She loves learning anything about quilting and passing those techniques on to others. She is also a big fan of machine embroidery. She is an avid collector of fabrics, threads, quilt books, and quilting videos. She lives with her husband and their three cats in Savage.
I live in Eagan with my husband and son. I have been quilting for about 12 years. I fell in love with machine embroidery when I bought my first Bernia - the 830.
Award-winning quilter Shelli Ricci is known for her highly embellished, whimsical style. Shelli's art quilts have been featured in numerous publications including Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Fiber Arts, and Quilting Arts. Currently, Shelli's art can be found in the 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar (month of September). Her work has been commissioned by many clients including Fil -Tec threads, Heartbeat Studios, and private individuals. Shelli will be teaching "Fun with Fabric Paint" and a series on Art Quilts is in the works!
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