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Laurie I. Malm
Laurie I. Malm is the owner & creator of Lollipops® Designer Bindings, a novelty, seam binding company catering to quilting and sewing enthusiasts. The idea to package designer quilt binding spawned in 2003 when she made over 40 quilts for her son serving in Iraq. The guild ladies assisting her kept saying how much they disliked making bias binding and the concept of making fun and high quality cotton bias was born. Laurie now lectures and teaches workshops throughout the United States and abroad at shops, quilt guilds and at AQS and IQA Quilt Shows. Like many quilters, she is thrifty and loves repurposing denim into beautiful garments using her Lollipops® products in creative ways as edging and trim.
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
Suzanne Marshall traces her development as a quilter to a library book and her collection of fabric scraps, gathered through many years of making clothes. Her first quilts were utilitarian, increasing in size with the growth of her children. In the mid-1980s this self-taught quilter begin to design decorative quilts. She entered her first local contest in 1985 and her first national competition in 1988. She has received many coveted awards, among them a first place in professional appliqué and the Gingher Award for Best Hand Workmanship at American Quilter's Society shows; grand prizes for three consecutive years from Better Homes and Gardens Books, awarded at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas; and first prize at Quilt Expo III in the Hague, Holland. Her quilt SOUL OF MEDIEVAL ITALY was featured in an exhibit at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. Suzanne was born in Joplin, Missouri, and moved to Huntsville, Texas, at the age of 10. After completing her degree in elementary education at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she taught elementary school in Arcadia, California, and New York City. After moving to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1966, she devoted her attention to her husband, Garland, and their family of three sons and a daughter.
Gwen Marston is a professional quiltmaker, author, and teacher. She has taught quilting nationally and internationally for over three decades. Her articles have appeared in many magazines throughout the years. “Liberated Quiltmaking II,” published by AQS in January 2010, is her twenty-fourth book.
Gwen’s work has been shown in many group exhibits throughout the United States and abroad, and also in 28 solo exhibits in the US and 1 in Japan. Collaborative quilts made by Gwen and Freddy Moran have been shown at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, and in four other exhibits.
For 27 years, Gwen has offered a series of quilting retreats in the fall for serious students of quiltmaking. She lives and works at her home on Beaver Island, Michigan.
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!
Susan McKelvey caught the quilting bug in 1977 in a quilting class in Greensboro, North Carolina. The first assignment was to stitch one Dresden Plate block. Susan was so excited that she made twenty, used up all of her scraps, and found herself hooked. Although quilting was not a part of her family heritage, it has become a part of her children's lives–they grew up under her design and sewing tables. In 1984, Susan wrote her first quilt book, COLOR FOR QUILTERS, and many have followed. Susan has indulged her passion for quilts and fabric as an artist, author, designer, and entrepreneur. Through her company, Wallflower Designs, she has produced many patterns and tools for quilters.
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.
Cheri's award-winning art quilts are known for their luminous crystals and original appliquéd designs. Her work appears frequently in exhibitions and publications, as well as in private collections. She has appeared on PBS television demonstrating her unique techniques. She owns and operates Cheri's Crystals and travels all around the country demonstrating her techniques in workshops and quilt show.
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.
Books by Lise Merchant
Phyllis D. Miller
Phyllis has been making quilts since the summer of 1968. Her quilts have been exhibited and won awards at local, state, and national events. She makes both traditional and contemporary quilts, often combining both ideas in one quilt. She is well known in the quilt world as a teacher and for her organizational abilities. She is an active supporter and past president of the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and was the editor of the KHQS newsletter. She is the founder of the Kentucky Heritage Appliqué Society, a KHQS auxiliary group. One of Phyllis’ most rewarding accomplishments was starting Quilter’s Day Out in Kentucky so that quilters would have one day each year when they could be together. This was a way to bring a statewide organization to the quilters. This day of celebration was later declared National Quilting Day by the National Quilting Association and is now celebrated around the world. Phyllis’s favorite parts of quilting are designing the quilt and choosing an appropriate design for the quilting of the piece. She promotes using creative and innovative quilting designs to make every quilt unique.
Books by Phyllis D. Miller