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Familiar with every feature of the quilted feather, Judy Allen focuses a great deal of her workshop instruction on this popular motif. A longarm quilter, trainer, pattern designer, and author, her quilting experience is as multifaceted as the feather design itself. Before quilting, Judy was a china painter. She incorporated her painting skills, such as curved crosshatching, into quilting. Judy's Quick Quilting, her longarm business, has been in operation since 1990. She hosts five-day training workshops, in her home, on the fundamentals of the feather design, basic to advanced machine skills for planned or freestyle quilting, as well as teaching how to create your own designs. She also travels nationally teaching her feather drawing techniques.
Frieda Anderson is a quilt artist, teacher, lecturer and author. She has been making quilts for over 30 years. She has a bachelor of science degree in art history with a minor in ceramics and an associates degree in fashion design. Frieda travels frequently to lecture and conduct workshops for quilt groups throughout the United States, and she has had articles in numerous magazines. Frieda is one of the founding members of PAQS, Professional Art Quilt Alliance, a networking group that meets in the Chicago area once a month. Since early childhood she has been making art. She says, \"My parents always encouraged me in all my artistic directions. My inspiration comes from the world around me. As an artist, I try to reflect what is important in my life, my environment, and my family. Much of what I am making is the direct result of my daily walks in the woods with my dog, George.\"
I am Australian, married, and Mum (Mom!) to two young children, with a passion for all things fabric. I have been designing my own quilts and bags for more than six years, have been fortunate enough to have several published in magazines. I also enjoy presenting a regular bag-making workshop slot at a couple of our big interstate quilt shows.
It is fair to say that making quilts and bags has taken over our lives. My DH (dear husband) now feigns deafness rather than answer the inevitable question, "What should I call this bag?" and Master (9) has started contributing ideas for bag designs as well. Miss (7) just wants them all.
My wonderful Mum and I channelled our creative passions into an online business several years ago, and as friends and partners, we now have a series of websites dedicated to quilt and bag patterns.
Books by Jody Anderson
A native of Delaware, Mimi Ayars, Ph.D., calls herself a "hardy Texas transplant." She caught the spirit of quilting in the 1976 revival while living in the Chicago area, once belonging to five guilds concurrently. Her first quilt, STARS AND STRIPES, was selected for a show of bicentennial quilts at the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in 1991. Dr. Ayars has taught sociology at nine universities in six states. She retired in 1991 to pursue two hobbies: writing and quilting. Her articles on quiltmaking have been published in the "National Quilting Association's Quilting Quarterly" (formerly "Patchwork Patter"), and "Quilt World." Published works include: "Jacobean Applique: Book I, Exotica" and "Jacobean Applique: Book II, Romantica."