You have an outstanding opportunity to spend 7 nights with four extraordinary teachers aboard Holland America Line's ms Eurodam. This fantastic group was chosen because they are all exceptional instructors who are friendly, fun-loving and warm. All are internationally known for the books they have published and their exceptional teaching skills.
She has developed an exciting 3-dimensional appliqué technique which she calls "Appli-bond". Appli-bond is the fusing of 2 or more fabrics together, thus eliminating the need to finish the edges of the different motifs. This technique allows you to create VERY realistic, dimensional, detailed quilts. Her classes are relaxed, fun, informative and filled with tips that will inspire your creative spirit.
She has written four books on her technique. The latest is Redwork Embellished published by AQS. She is also an "iquilt" online instructor. Joan has an extensive pattern line "Petal Play".
She has taught and lectured extensively at guilds, conferences and shops throughout the country, and overseas in England, Scotland, Ireland and France. Joan has appeared on Simply Quilts, Quilting from the Heartland, Kaye's Quilting Friends, the American Quilter and Quilting Arts.
Her technique appeals to beginners and to experts. Beginners have instant success and experts are able to design with this technique.
Joan lives in Florida with her husband Tony. They are transplants from Cape Cod, Mass. It will only take you 2 minutes to realize her Boston accent migrated with her.
Success and humor are guaranteed!
Linda's classes are fun and empowering! Linda has a way of taking a project that looks complex and breaking it down in such a way that it's easy to understand. She adds her own sense of style while at the same time making it a whole lotta fun! Her infectious passion for quilting shines through in her classes. Linda is a high energy - low stress instructor.
She is the author of the Award Winning AQS Best Seller New York Beauty Diversified. New York Beauty Diversified was also the Gold Medal winner in the 2013 Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards. Her first book with AQS was New York Beauty Simplified, bronze medal winner in the Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards. Linda's newest book, Rock That Quilt Block: Weathervane, is now available and has just won the Gold Medal in the 2015 Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards! She’s been published in many magazines and has appeared on Quilting Arts Television. She also designs and markets quilt patterns under the name Frog Hollow Designs.
Linda is a licensed Zumba instructor and loves to bring her love of Zumba to her workshops! When not doing something "quilty", she likes to cruise the Caribbean, or sit under a palm tree with her Kindle and an umbrella drink. Linda loves to shake her bootie by attending Zumba fitness classes.
Kathy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education from the University of Arizona and loves teaching quilt making techniques. She has been absorbing everything she can that is quilt related since she began in 1991.
Kathy regularly develops new workshops and classes. She also has had experience judging quilt shows in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Kathy is the author of 7 books and has been featured in many quilting magazines including Quilter's Newsletter. Kathy also designs patterns for piecing and applique under the name of Fabric Crayon Designs. She has been a featured instructor at many of the big quilt shows and has appeared on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson.
Quilting is in Jeanette's DNA. Both her grandmother and mother were hand quilters. Jeanette still has a nine-patch quilt made by her grandmother that was given to her as the oldest grandchild. She cut pieces for her mother using scissors, which we all know was not fun. Fast forward to 2003 when she took a class and discovered the rotary cutter. In 2006, she discovered paper piecing. Jeanette loves the sharp points and precision of paper piecing and is CDO (OCD with the letters in the proper order, as they should be) about pieces lining up, so paper piecing had immediate appeal. After retiring from a career in Human Resources in 2013, Jeanette began teaching Judy Niemeyer's patterns at a local quilt shop. Her passion is showing beginning students how easy Judy's patterns are to read, how organized the patterns are, and how simple to finish if the steps are followed. Her biggest reward is the satisfaction of seeing amazing works of art from beginning students who said, "I could never do that" Jeanette's second passion is travel. She has combined her love of quilting with her love of travel, and attends quilt festivals, shows and retreats around the country and around the world. Jeanette holds officer positions in several guilds. Her goal in life is to reduce the abundance of UFO's multiplying in her studio.