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Mary L. Hackett
In "A Bridge to Landscape Quilts," Mary shows how she has used patchwork to interpret landscapes she once would have painted in watercolors. Mary's work hangs in private and public collections around the United States and Japan, and she has received recognition locally and nationally. Her quilts have been exhibited in numerous quilt shows and art shows from coast to coast, and she has pieces in the permanent collections of the White House and the Museum of the American Quilter's Society. Mary writes articles on technique, inspiration, and other professional topics, but her favorite creative activity is making quilted landscapes. While she learned to sew as a young girl and made many of her own clothes through the years, she didn't become really excited about fabric until she learned to quilt. Now every creative urge she has seeks to express itself somehow in patchwork.
Renae’s love of quilting began in 1992 when her older sister taught her to hand appliqué and quilt by hand. Living in Amman, Jordan, for the next seven years, she had limited access to quilting fabric, patterns, and instruction, so Renae enjoyed refining her hand-quilting skills.
Upon returning to the United States, she was faced with seemingly unlimited quilting fabric and ideas. Renae quickly realized that she would need to learn machine quilting and piecing to keep up with all the projects. She bought a longarm machine and began quilting for others. Quilting for shows and teaching others to quilt quickly followed.
Renae is always looking for ways to make the processes of quilting simpler with greater precision, which is what led her to develop the Mini Rays® and Amazing Rays® tools.
She now lives in Sandy, Utah, with her husband and three sons. When not quilting or driving boys to soccer, Renae enjoys running, camping, hiking, and gardening. She says she is most happy when she is on the move.
Books by Renae Haddadin
Linda J. Hahn
Linda J. Hahn began quilting in 1993 and started teaching in 1994. One of her goals as an instructor is to take complex-looking techniques and break them down into understandable and easy steps so that everyone can enjoy them.
In addition to presenting lectures and workshops for shows and quilt guilds, Linda wears many hats in the quilt industry. She is a longarm quilter, show vendor, and pattern designer; marketing consultant for Elizabeth’s Studio, LLC, fabric company; and co-author of The Insiders Guide to Quilting Careers with her friend Merry May, with whom she presents quilting getaways and cruises.
A National Quilting Association Certified Teacher, Linda was the 2009 NQA Certified Teacher of the Year. She has been nominated three times for The Professional Quilter journal’s Teacher of the Year award.
Books by Linda J. Hahn
A resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, Jane has been a quiltmaker for more than 20 years. She teaches, lectures, and judges quilts across the country. She likes to work with traditional patterns, using innovative colorations to create new graphics. Log Cabin designs are among her favorites. Published works include: "Firm Foundations: Quilt Blocks for Precision Pieces" and "Foundation Borders."
Cindy Vermillion Hamilton
Passionate about quiltmaking, Cindy Vermillion Hamilton is a self-taught folk artist who brings new life to traditional designs. Her unique arrangement of color and pattern has led to many award-winning quilts. A serious scholar of quilt history, Cindy resides in Colorado and enjoys lecturing about quilts and teaching hand techniques. She has designed quilts for a fabric company, and her work has graced the covers of numerous publications.
Max Hamrick is the weaving specialist and dyer for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He is a third generation Colonial Williamsburg employee and a sixth generation textile worker. He has been making cloth for a living for nearly fifty years and has been dyeing professionally for 33 years.
Hamrick moved to Williamsburg, Virginia when he was three years old. Before working for Colonial Williamsburg, he worked in the textile research and development department of Dow Badische Company.
Books by Max Hamrick
Klaudeen is listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN QUILTING and is the editor of QUILT ART ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR which features the work of regional quilters and the ADDRESS & BIRTHDAY BOOK featuring miniature quilts and their stories. Kaludeen's quilts have been in many invitational shows both in the US and Europe. Her AMISH INFLUENCES exhibit of 12 wall quilts was in Oslo, Norway, during the Olympics. Teaching is Klaudeen's area of greatest interest. A recent trip to Japan's International Quilt Expo in Tokyo (1,000 quilts) gave Klaudeen a new focus for her popular exchange quilt classes and lots of new ideas to share. Published works include: "Klaudeen Hansen's Addresses & Birthdays."
Books by Klaudeen Hansen
Sandra Hart has been teaching people how to print images onto fabric and incorporate these images into quilts since 1996. Most of her teaching experience was gained in California and Oregon quilt shops where she offered classes that lasted from several hours to several days. Her traditional and computer-assisted quilts have been shown in numerous quilt shows and appeared in “Photo Fun,” edited by Cyndy Lyle Rymer, and “Innovative Fabric Imagery for Quilts” by Cyndy Lyle Rymer and Lynn Koolish. She is a Macintosh® computer expert and has been using Microsoft® PowerPoint and Adobe® Photoshop® software to create quilts since the mid-1990s. Sandy worked as a NASA scientist until her retirement in 2007. Sandra began collaborating with Gundy Campbell in 2006 co-teaching several 2- and 5-day workshops on “Technology Is a Quilter’s Best Friend.” Together they wrote the article “digital Delights: Appliqué and Piecing by Computer” published in the January 2008 issue of “American Quilter” magazine. “Piecing with Pixels: Unique quilts from your own images” is their first book together.
Marianne L. Hatton
Marianne can barely recall a time when she hasn’t sewn. Like many quilters, she sewed clothes from a young age and dressed Barbie dolls with garments requiring those tiny eighth-inch buttons and half-inch zippers! It seemed right and proper then that she became a high school home economics teacher so she could sew some more. Marianne has been making quilts for the past 30 years or so, and has taught quiltmaking for at least 20 of those years in adult education settings, privately, and in quilt stores. She owned The Uncommon Thread, a small fabric import business specializing in importing hand-dyed fabrics from South Africa, for about five years, but gave it up to focus more on teaching. Students in her studio classes range from beginners through experienced quilters and she enjoys every opportunity to teach. Her goal is to enable students to put their unique stamp on their creations, and she endeavors to bring out the latent talent for design that many quilters don’t know they have within themselves! Besides quilting, Marianne enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, kayaking, and traveling. Marianne was born in South Africa. She and her husband came to the United States in 1977. They first lived in Madison, Wisconsin, where Marianne began her quilting pursuits, and they now reside in Sudbury, Massachusetts. They have two grown sons and one opportunistic cat who, like all other quilters’ cats, seems to think the quilts are made solely with her best interests in mind.
Books by Marianne L. Hatton
Since learning to quilt in 1970, Bettina has immersed herself in the quilt world. She wears many hats–quilt appraiser, quilt show judge, quilt historian, quiltmaker, and consultant. She shares her love for quilting with others by teaching, lecturing, and writing. Teaching has given her a chance to travel to Germany, Scotland, and England, where her love of traditional English medallion-style quilts was born. In her capacity as a quilt historian, Bettina has been an active member of the American Quilt Study Group since 1980 and served on the advisory board of the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has also been a board member for the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Kentucky. Bettina's study of historical patchwork and appliqued blocks resulted in her book "Carrie Hall Blocks," which features piecing diagrams for sewing and pattern templates for creating 200 of these blocks. Published works include: "Amish Kinder Komforts."