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Before Bea started quilting in the mid 1980s, she was not familiar with quilting in any form. However, she had a background in home economics, and with three daughters, she became an experienced seamstress. She also studied weaving and oil and watercolor painting, and she earned a certificate from the Sogetsu School of flower arranging. After Bea started quilting, and especially doing applique, she discovered how the painting and flower-arranging media were interchangeable with quilting designs in color and form. Since the mid-1990s, she has concentrated on her own designs of flowers, both cultivated and wild, and has taught and lectured extensively for quilt guilds in Kansas and Missouri. Published works include: "Wildflowers Album."
Books by Bea Oglesby
Annette has always expressed a special interest in art and textiles. In 1991, when her husband was deployed to Desert Storm, she decided to enroll in a basic quilting course. When he returned, he was very surprised to find their house was “quilted over.” After being reassigned to Germany in 1992 and finding herself far removed from traditional quilting sources and her quilting friends, Annette explored her own quilting style. In more than a decade of teaching, she has earned a reputation for solving quilting problems creatively and putting her students at ease. She has been published in magazines here and abroad and publishes patterns through her own company, Southwind Designs. She aims to present complex-looking designs that are easy to piece, making curved designs achievable for all levels of quilters with her dimensional curved piecing. Annette lives in North Carolina with her husband, Mike, and son, Kyle.
Books by Annette Ornelas