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Joan Ford

On February 8, 2003, Joan Ford took her first quilting class and was hooked! In 2006, Joan established her company, Hummingbird Highway, and these days she is best known for patterns, books, and workshops featuring the popular ScrapTherapy® technique. She feels strongly about helping quilters relieve the guilt of a growing scrap fabric stash by cutting, storing, and using scrap fabrics in a variety of quilted projects.  An overview of her process is detailed in all three of her ScrapTherapy books published by The Taunton Press: ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps!, Scraps Plus One! and ScrapTherapy, The Versatile Nine Patch.
 
In 2018, Joan formed a second company, Pudgie Parrot, LLC, to have a home for Your Nest™ Organizer, a neat, nest-like gadget that holds your favorite rulers and sewing notions.  As owner of Hummingbird Highway, LLC and Pudgie Parrot, LLC, Joan designs in her home studio and office. Joan and her husband, Dave share their home with three pet birds.

Jennifer Dick

Everyday Stitches is the joint venture of Jenifer Dick (Nine-Patch Revolution, The Modern Appliqué Workbook) and Trisch Price (Accentuate the Negative, Tree of Life). They each have been quilting for 25+ years and have brought their expertise to their collection of quilt patterns. Everyday Stitches is dedicated to bringing quiltmakers of all skill levels, quality patterns for their everyday quilting.

Jenifer and Trisch met at quilt guild about 2000. Both were busy raising children and making quilts at the time. Fifteen years later, after each won quilting awards, wrote books, and began speaking at guilds, they joined forces to create Everyday Stitches – a pattern company specializing in quality patterns that reflect their own style and personality. With Trisch’s software engineering background and Jenifer’s editorial experience, the perfect partnership was formed.

Today they have more than 60 quilt patterns including the Everyday Curve Template Set and companion patterns. They also have their Everyday Appliqué line which includes easy, quirky patterns to appeal to your whimsical side! Pieced patterns that use a variety of techniques and skill sets rounds out their pattern catalog.

See more about these 2 educators HERE

Heather Black

Heather’s passion for quilt design is founded in her past as a landscape oil painter and her desire to be creative. She first tried quilting in 1995 but didn’t catch the quilting bug until 2011 when she designed, pieced and hand quilted her first queen size quilt. Shortly after that she discovered modern quilting and from that point on Heather has been designing and making quilts whenever possible. Her quilts and patterns have been featured in various quilting magazines and online publications. Heather has had quilts displayed at international, national and regional quilt shows. Her quilts have hung at International Quilt Festival, AQS QuiltWeek, QuiltCon, MQX, Road to California and many more. Her Urban Trek Quilt won First place Use of Negative Space at Quiltcon in Pasadena, CA.

Along with quilting, Heather also has an ever-expanding line of quilt patterns and has branched out into textile designs with three fabric collections with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, Sketchbook, Road Trip and Mod Textures. She has written two books, Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes and Design Make Quilt Modern, both published by Stash Books.

Heather lives in the Pacific Northwest and attended college in Pennsylvania. Many of her designs are inspired by the landscape in her home and surrounding states and of memories of exploring the United States with her family.

To see more of Heather’s work, visit her website:  quiltachusetts.com

This site has my shop, a blog, and is how I send out my newsletters.

Erin Grogan

Erin Grogan is a published quilt pattern designer and instructor who loves incorporating traditional elements into modern quilting designs. Erin designs and publishes patterns regularly under her quilt pattern company Love Sew Modern. She has also been published in Quilter’s World Magazine. You can also find patterns, quilting articles, and tutorials created by Erin at Modish Quilter Magazine where she is the Marketing Director. Erin has been a quilting instructor for the past 6 years teaching and lecturing to guilds around the world, as well at local quilt shops.
 

Jean Biddick

Jean Biddick is an award-winning quiltmaker, author and teacher whose specialty is creating stunning machine-pieced masterpieces. She is well known for her quilts inspired by mosaic tile work. Her quilts have won awards from both the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah and the International Quilt Festival in Houston. One of her miniature quilts is in the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

She has been teaching quiltmaking for more than 35 years and loves to help students become more confident in their piecing skills. She started designing Mystery Quilts for The Quilter’s Market in 2006 and enjoys sharing those designs with her students.

Trisch Price

Everyday Stitches is the joint venture of Jenifer Dick (Nine-Patch Revolution, The Modern Appliqué Workbook) and Trisch Price (Accentuate the Negative, Tree of Life). They each have been quilting for 25+ years and have brought their expertise to their collection of quilt patterns. Everyday Stitches is dedicated to bringing quiltmakers of all skill levels, quality patterns for their everyday quilting.

Jenifer and Trisch met at quilt guild about 2000. Both were busy raising children and making quilts at the time. Fifteen years later, after each won quilting awards, wrote books, and began speaking at guilds, they joined forces to create Everyday Stitches – a pattern company specializing in quality patterns that reflect their own style and personality. With Trisch’s software engineering background and Jenifer’s editorial experience, the perfect partnership was formed.

Today they have more than 60 quilt patterns including the Everyday Curve Template Set and companion patterns. They also have their Everyday Appliqué line which includes easy, quirky patterns to appeal to your whimsical side! Pieced patterns that use a variety of techniques and skill sets rounds out their pattern catalog.

See more about these 2 educators HERE

Sherida Giddings

Sherida remembers having a serious case of ‘quilt envy’ at a very early age, when her cousin was given a traditional crazy quilt. While her own mother and grandmother passed on the skills for creating wonderful things by knitting, crochet and tatting, Sherida always dreamed of making her very own crazy quilt. While that still has not happened, it sparked her lifetime love of quilts and quilting. Sherida joined her first quilt guild over 20 years ago, and along with finding lifetime friends, it provides a constant source of quilting inspiration.

She now belongs to several guilds and loves attending meetings, and seeing all the amazing things that others have accomplished. While Sherida was working as a Canadian Acquisitions Specialist at Library and Archives Canada, she took a break from quilting to teach highly successful rubber stamping and scrapbooking classes.

Her passion for quilting kept surfacing, and when she was offered the opportunity to for early retirement, it seemed like a sign to return to quilting full time. It also encouraged her to look at become more involved by teaching and sharing her love of quilting with others. She started teaching at locally, as well as taking classes from other instructors, including Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructors. These courses sparked her interest to become a Certified Instructor herself, and she signed up to begin the creative journey and fulfill this dream.

As a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer/Quiltworx, Sherida has found a way to combine her love of teaching, with the sharing of the precision of Judy’s paper piecing techniques. It is a wonderful feeling to encourage others to develop more confidence in their own skills while creating something special, and having fun at the same time. Sherida will happily travel anywhere in Canada and further abroad. She looks forward to sharing her growing collection of quilts as a Trunk Show, as well the having the opportunity to teach at shops, guilds and retreats.

Johanne Moore

Johanne is an accomplished quilter and long armer, who has been involved in all aspects of sewing since she was a teen.  She has worked at local quilt shops and taught a multitude of different quilting classes, including Quiltworx paper piecing, and is involved with teaching new quilters in 4H.  She has taken classes from local and international quilt teachers, including Judy Niemeyer and various Quiltworx Certified Instructors.  Her piecing and long arm work has been featured in several quilting magazines and a book.

She got her sea legs in 2018 while assisting Sherida on a Quilt Retreat at Sea Cruise to Hawaii and is looking forward to sharing her passion on her next cruise to Alaska in 2023.

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