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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.

Linda Hahn

Linda is a high energy-low stress instructor.  She truly enjoys her job and enjoys empowering and entertaining her students!
Linda is the author of ten books – four of those have been award winners.  She is a fabric designer with Banyan Batiks by Northcott as well as an EQ Artist with her own add on program for EQ8.  She is a Janome Artisan and was the 2009 NQA Certified teacher of the Year.  Linda recently began working for Road to California/Road@Home as their Virtual Class Coordinator.   Linda travels throughout the US visiting quilt guilds and groups.  She has taught at all major quilt shows, many more than twice.  Some of her designs can be seen in your favorite quilting magazines.  
Linda’s specialty is taking a specific quilt block and breaking it down into easy, do-able steps.  She then likes to explore the design possibilities of each block.  
She is best known for her technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks using just one pin (with no puckers or cussing) on the first attempt!  
Linda just loves cruising and has been to almost every island in the Caribbean.  She enjoys playing slots, steel drum music, sitting on the beach, learning Caribbean dance steps and sampling “umbrella” drinks.   You will certainly not be bored on this cruise!!  

 

Charisma Horton

I am an award winning longarm quilter. I have been published in more than 75 national quilting magazines and I have published over 200 quilt patterns. I never have a shortage of designs, projects or ideas. I have a variety of designs from folksy colorful hand embroidery designs to bold modern designs. I tend to use a lot of color and I take traditional blocks that we all know and love and transform them with color and arrange them in fresh ways.

 

 

Victoria Johnson

I have been sewing for what seems like a lifetime, but my quilting really took off when I saw a picture of a Judy Niemeyer wedding ring. I was hooked and had to have the pattern. That was 2012, fast forward to 2017 and I now have 30 completed Judy Niemeyer projects and became a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor in 2015 after an intense 2-year program. I fell in love with Judy’s paper piecing technique and I haven’t looked back.

Now after countless classes, trunk shows and a retreat of 100+ students I am proud to say that I have found my passion.

What once looked like an impossible task, the wedding ring, now has become a way of life for me. I truly believe that anyone can put together any Judy pattern with a little bit of help, a few tips and tricks and encouragement along the way.

I look forward to meeting you in class, working on a pattern you once thought was impossible but now is a reality, and you too will be soon hooked.

It is easier than you think!

Victoria Johnson

Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor

 

Susan Emory

I am a licensed fabric designer and Brand Ambassador for Michael Miller Fabrics and a quilt designer for Swirly Girls Design.

Susan has traveled extensively with Quilting Adventures as an educator and always provides a fun, colorful project, in addition to making new friends each and every time.

 

 

Peggy Gelbrich

Peggy has been quilting and helping others learn the joy of quilt making for over 40 years. As a quilt teacher, sharing the art of quilt making is her passion. She has taught quilt making across the United States and in Canada teaching at large guild classes, quilting retreats and small private groups in her home. Her teaching style won her a nomination for Quilt Teacher of the Year sponsored by the Professional Quilter.

Peggy loves making traditional quilt patterns look new again with modern fabrics and techniques. She enjoys trying and learning different techniques in the quilt making process, always looking for an easier way to conquer those seemingly intricate patterns.

Originally from Oregon, Peggy spent 22 years in Ketchikan, Alaska with her husband, Ron, raising their three children. With the children grown she and her husband have come back home to Oregon.

Learn more about Peggy and her style here:  https://yellowhousequilter.com/

 

Carol Stanek

Carol has been sewing since she was a child and made her first “Judy Niemeyer” paper pieced quilt, Arizona Cactus, in 2013. After falling in love with the organized preparation and sewing process of Quiltworx patterns, Carol was hooked on Judy’s way to paper piece! Carol attended more workshops taught by Judy and other certified instructors while beginning her journey in becoming a Quiltworx Certified Instructor. In August 2015 Carol became a Certified Instructor.

Carol teaches Quiltworx pattern classes and the Technique of the months at quilt shops and guilds in the Southeast USA. She loves teaching and seeing her students grow more confident in creating these beautiful quilts. I will always tell my new students that if they can sew on a line on paper, they can make a Judy quilt!

Carol lives in the Atlanta metro-area and is always ready and willing to go wherever the quilters want to hold a class! You will find more information on Carol’s classes and events on her website, www.stitchwithcolor.com

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.
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