You have an outstanding opportunity to spend 7 nights with two 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.
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.