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Laurie I. Malm
Books by Laurie I. Malm
Susan Purney Mark
Susan Purney Mark took her first quilting class over 20 years ago, and since then, quilting has been a very important part of her life. Susan's studies have included intensive design courses in England and Canada, as well as quilting techniques, history, fiber and dyeing workshops. She began teaching in 1993 and has enjoyed sharing her expertise and enthusiasm with students across Canada. Susan formed Patchworks Studio, a quilt pattern company, with her partner Daphne Greig, another Quilt U faculty member. Patchworkstudio.com offers a variety of original designs, quilting software and features a "series of the month." Susan coauthored "Quilted Havens: City Houses, Country Homes." Her patterns and articles have appeared in "American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine," "American Quilter Magazine," "McCall's Quick Quilts Magazine," and "Canadian Quilter." Susan encourages quilters to enjoy the process, to gather as much knowledge as possible, and to challenge themselves with new techniques and processes. Published works include: "Quilted Havens: City Houses, Country Homes."
Books by Susan Purney Mark
Gwen Marston has spent over thirty years as a professional quiltmaker, author, and teacher. She is perhaps best known for the Liberated quiltmaking methods she developed, that enable quilters to do their own original work by using an intuitive approach to design. Instead of a pattern, Gwen uses a process to make the parts of the quilt. She has taught nationally and internationally; her articles have appeared in many magazines in the States and elsewhere; and she offered quilt retreats in northern Michigan near her home for thirty years. This is her twenty-seventh book.
In addition to writing and teaching, Gwen has had twenty-eight solo exhibits of her larger work and seven exhibits of her small quilts.
Books by Gwen Marston
Mary Mayne, who lives in Easton Bray, England, with her husband, Peter, has taught all over England, Scotland, and in Canada. In the early 1980s, she began drawing her own designs for bed quilts and soon evolved into an award-winning quilter. Mary wouldn't change a thing in her life, viewing each day as an exciting challenge and enjoying every second!
Janet Mednick is part of the dynamic duo - QuiltMavens. Janet and her partner, Deb Karasik, were both designers of numerous original quilts, when they met at a San Francisco Quilt Guild meeting in 2001. They became fast friends, and collaborated on many quilt projects. Today they continue to design and create quilts that visually push the limits of the usual concept of "quilt." Their success in combining two very different quilting styles is evident in their role as QuiltMaves--teachers and fiber artists.
Books by Cheri Meineke-Johnson
Lise Merchant was born in the province of Quebec, Canada, and moved to the Yukon in 1981. An accomplished stained glass artist, Lise has many large commissioned works in government buildings and churches as well as private collections throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe.
The idea of blending her earlier love of sewing with her stained glass designs took shape when she mentioned the idea to a friend and quilt shop owner. She discovered that the two passions blend and complement each other very well. Quilting occupies most of Lise's time now. She has her own pattern line called Seams Like Glass Designs available at www.seamslikeglass.com.
Lise lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, with her husband, Philip, and their children.