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Sally’s quiltmaking path began at the age of three. Throughout her childhood she made all her own clothing. Her only lament is she never got to shop for clothes. She attended graduate school in multimedia at the University of Grenoble in France where her interest in making batiks developed, as well as a passion for intense, light-up-your-life color. Her background in marketing made it easy for Sally to start a home-based quilting business. Her enthusiasm for quilting resulted in a professional design and teaching career, allowing her to enthusiastically share her vast knowledge. Sally’s ideas have been published in quilting magazines and books and she has taught throughout the United States and Canada at quilt shows, workshops, and guilds. She teaches concepts that are easily understood and mastered. After 20 years in Des Moines, Iowa, Sally recently relocated to Paducah, Kentucky.
Books by Sally Terry
Born in England, although a Southern California resident for more than half her life, Zena Thorpe’s work reflects Britain’s ancient history. She learned all needle crafts, except quilting, from her mother who was very patient in showing and explaining. Zena learned the joys of quilting after coming the United States. In the beginning she made simple utilitarian Log Cab quilts for the kids’ beds. Once she became acquainted with pictorial appliqué and discovered that she could create a picture in fabric, she really “turned on” to quilting. ILLUMINATED ALPHABET won first place in the large appliquéd wall quilts category at the 2008 American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah, Kentucky, and 3rd place in the Innovative Appliqué category at the 2009 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Zena was named one of 30 Distinguished Quilters of the World by Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. In 2003 her quilt KELLS: MAGNUM OPUS was designated a Masterpiece Quilt and Zena was inducted into the Master Quilters Guild, an institution of the National Quilting Association.
Books by Zena Thorpe
Teri Henderson Tope
Teri Henderson Tope has been a lifelong seamstress and a quilter since 1982. Teri’s quilting life really started with a pregnancy and six weeks of bed rest. Anyone who knows her knows that this would have been almost impossible for her to do were it not for an American Patchwork and Quilting® magazine and a box of chintz fabric samples. That first quilt was an appliquéd Dresden Plate quilted to a bed sheet. And the rest, as they say, is history. Two more beautiful daughters and many more quilts were to follow, all culminating in this adventure titled Appliqué in Reverse.
Teri and her husband run Gumshoe Studio, a graphic design and web-based marketing firm out of their home in Worthington, Ohio, www.gumshoestudio.com. She owns Material Girl Designs, a pattern business, www.materialgirldesigns.com, and is the partner of Liz Canty in their business, We’ve Got the Notion, www.wevegotthenotion.com
Teri is a member of the American Quilting Association, the National Quilting Association, the Quintessential Quilters, The Appliqué Society, the American Quilt Alliance, the Worthington International Friendship Association, and the S&M Quilters (that’s “stitch and munch” quilters) along with a few other organizations because she has a problem with saying the word “no.” She has displayed quilts in many national and international quilt venues winning a ribbon or two. She also teaches and lectures and was given the honor of representing the city of Worthington by teaching quilting in its sister city, Sayama, Japan.
Quilting has been Teri’s joy, "Life is too short, so enjoy it…quilt!"
Books by Teri Henderson Tope
Eileen Jahnke Trestain
A lifelong interest in quilting was instilled by her grandmother when Eileen was a youngster. A move to Plano, Texas, in 1988 led to an invitation to assist the Heritage Farmstead in cataloging quilts in Collin County, Texas. She coordinated the recording and photographing of more than 450 quilts. The project, with the assistance of Plano Quilt Guild members, culminated in an exhibit at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. With the encouragement of friends, Eileen began producing her own line of patterns under the business name of Peonies Needlework Crafts. Her patterns feature three-dimensional appliqué, traditional appliqué, and piecing elements. She began to teach in local shops and soon was teaching nationally. After moving to Arizona in 1994, this prizewinning quilter served as the coordinator for the Q.U.I.L.T. Education program for the Arizona Quilter’s Guild and was founding president of the Phoenix Area Quilters Association.
Books by Eileen Jahnke Trestain