Cheryl Schenck

Home: Madison, Wisconsin

Cheryl is a favorite among students! She teaches quilting classes and is a certified TuffetSource affiliate as well as a certified McTavishing instructor. She teaches classes ranging from beginning quiltmaking to free-motion quilting.

One hour lectures include “Tuffetmaking: From First Stitch to Last Staple,” “McTavishing,” and “Bindings, Labels, and Sleeves, Oh My!”

Read more on her website unSpooled and check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unspooledwi

Sally Johnson

Home: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

National & International published quilt designer, teacher, quilter, lecturer, and supporter of local charities. I’m excited to share what I have learned with quilting and sewing and how to create beautiful works of art with easy to learn techniques. I have sewn for 40+ years and have quilted since 2010. I am a Longtime supporter of Veterans Services.

In addition to publishing my own patterns, I design patterns for a couple of major quilt magazines. Like: American Quilter Magazine, Quilters Newsletter, and most recently I made the cover of Generation Q Magazine (September/October 2015). In addition to the above I am also a Island Batik Brand Ambassador and I and thrill to share my new page here called “All Great Things Sulky” where I am an Endorsed Designer and I was just approved as on of Sulky’s Newest Affiliates. So hop on over here to my new page to see all things new with Sulky Thread. And just wrote my first book available here called Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Machine. Teaching at my LQS has been the highlight of my life for two years. I love teaching to those who want to have fun and learn the difference in all those techniques of quilting…

Let me be your creative coach in the world of cardmaking, scrappbooking, and quilting. Please visit my website
Sally’s Quilting Corner and take a look at my classes and workshops.

Contact Information: 1-774-487-2952
sallykromberg @ hotmail.com
tinkerbell @ gmail.com

Deborah Gale Tirico

Home: Pennsylvania

Deborah is an avid needle artist, designer, instructor and author. She has studied appliqué with national and internationl teachers and continues to study historical appliqué quilts and coverlets.

Her area of specialization is the creation of a sculptural look to felted wool appliqué by using needle tilting techniques and the layering and stuffing of wool pieces. Deborah’s designs feature matching and over-dyed wool threads, and embroidery embellishments which enhance and define the clarity of her subjects.

She is an active member of the EGA, EAC, NETA, PA quilters and Loundon Sampler Guild and enjoys teaching at guilds, chapter meetings, regional, national and international seminars.

Her first book, “Gorgeous Wool Appliqué: A visual guide on adding dimension and unique embroidery” was released in October 2015 and her second book “Dimensional Wool Appliqué Baltimore Style which translates traditional Baltimore Album blocks into her own felted wool style was released in December 2016.

Examples of Deborah’s work can be found on her website at http://deborahtirico.com.

Maggie Ball

Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington

I have been quilting for over 25 years and enjoy using a variety of techniques, creating my own designs from elements of traditional patterns. My quilts have been exhibited both locally and nationally and I travel the world to teach quilting.

Teaching quilting seems a natural extension of my passion and I find it rewarding.

My first books teach quilting with children, a subject that I’m passionate about. In my book third book,Traditional Quilts with a Twist, I’ve tweaked traditional patterns to make over 20 new designs. I selected three old favorites, Trip Around the World, Ohio Star, and Bear’s Paw on which to base my variations. I love to design and play with patterns and hope to convey this passion through my books. My latest book, Bargello Quilts With A Twist, continues to build on updated design ideas and re-thinking the traditional quiltmaking process.

I am trained and certified by the Northern California Quilt Council to judge quilts and wearable art. Contact me for a judging résumé.

Maggie can be contacted at maggie.quilter @ gmail.com Visit Maggie’s Website