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

Sandra Johnson

img_2153Home: Orange County, CA

Sewing with my grandmother started it all. From the beginning, the process of transforming fabric into art struck me as magical. Sewing was the foundation that led me into quilting. What started as a hobby turned my passion into an artistic reality.

I love to hand stitch using the traditional Japanese Sashiko and Boro embroidery styles and incorporating them as a decorative feature into my designs. From quilts to handbags, dresses, children’s clothing, to tableware my unconscious is the undisputed Project Manager. I am only limited by my imagination. The concrete, repetitive nature of this work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product.

My core materials for quilting are thread and cloth, however, I often employ recycled denim, yarns, dyed fabrics and stamps to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.Recently, I discovered modern quilting: simple, crayoned patchworks that resonate deeply with my fiber work. Inspired and invigorated by a renewed sense of continuity, and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs, my process allows me to explore visions to enable my creative work to evolve and grow.

My work has been featured in national magazines and most recently my quilt “Blurred Lines” was featured at QuiltCon 2016, an international modern quilt show held by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), a non profit organization that supports the growth and development of modern quilting.

I hold a B.S. in Clothing, Textiles and Design from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. I live in Orange County, CA, with my husband Wayborn. Please stop by my blog to learn more about me: sandrajohnsondesigns.wordpress.com

Francine Miller

Texas

Teacher, quilter, photographer. New Program for 2016. History of textiles. Travel with the ancient peoples through the modern world of textiles. Ever wonder how that luscious fabric made it to your local quilt store? It started 8,000 years ago and was as smooth and strong 300 years ago as it is today.

Miller started doing traditional quilting and is now an art quilter. You can see Miller’s work at www.thephotoquilter.com Blog along with Miller and learn why a the single female of a family who did the spinning continued to be a spinster.