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Susan grew up on a farm in Missouri. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and then worked in immunology research and as a nuclear medicine technologist. After her children were born, she was a stay-at-home mom––and all the while she sewed. After falling in love with heirloom sewing in 1988, she worked from 1990 to 2005 as a primary designer for the Martha Pullen Company. Sue has had dozens of featured articles in “Sew Beautiful” magazine and wrote “Sue Says…,” a tips and tricks column for eight years. Her book “Easy Elegance” featured several of her heirloom design techniques, and she has designed and sold a small line of children’s heirloom patterns. She was a regular teacher at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion for many years and has also taught for Pfaff and Viking sewing machine dealer conventions and for various sewing groups and guilds. Her interests have turned toward translating heirloom sewing techniques into quilting. Her heirloom quilts have won awards at American Quilter’s Society and International Quilt Association shows. Susan lives in Pittsburgh, Kansas, with her husband, Mark. She has a grown daughter and son. Honey Dog and Stella Cat keep her company at home while she sews and writes.
Books by Susan Stewart
Sisters Ann Seely and Joyce Stewart were raised in Orem, Utah. Ann and her husband, Richard, have three sons and four grandchildren. They live in Taylorsville, Utah. Joyce and her husband, Lynn, have three sons, two daughters, and nineteen grandchildren. They live in Deweyville, Utah.
They began quilting in 1983 and quilting soon became a passion, both separately and together. Ann and Joyce have co-authored, “Sisters and Quilts: Threads That Bind” (Possibilities, 1992) and “Color Magic for Quilters” (Rodale Press, 1997). They have taught at quilt guilds and shows across the country and have won awards separately and together, including several in American Quilter’s Society shows.
Joyce Stewart: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Books by Joyce Stewart
Sharon, an accomplished quiltmaker, quilt judge, and teacher, started quilting in 1988 and has been quilting full time since the mid-1990s. Dedicated to keeping hand skills alive, Sharon teaches hand appliqué, hand quilting, and hand piecing as well as rotary and machine techniques. With high standards for her own work, she encourages students to achieve their personal quilting goals. Students have nominated her five times for the Quilt Teacher of the Year Award. Sharon’s quilts have been successfully shown at state and national levels. Many of her quilts have appeared in magazine articles. She has served as a juror for several national shows and is a quilt show committee member for Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York. Sharon lives in Groton, New York, with her husband, Floyd, two cats, and a dog.
Helen lives with her three daughters and husband in Tasmania, Australia’s island- and southern-most state. She runs her two businesses, Hugs ’n Kisses and Wysistas––maker of Quizzles®, interactive quilt patterns––from her home studio producing patterns, books, and CDs for the textile, stitching, quilting, home decorating, and craft industries. Her projects have appeared in many Australian and U.S. magazine, and she has exhibited and been awarded many honors for her quilts worldwide. Helen has taught her Colorqué® technique throughout Australia and internationally for several years and particularly loves the gathering/retreat type setting where women come together and share in the joy of stitching. Helen also volunteers her time to several charity projects such as “Snugglybug Rugs” and runs charity friendship days in her local area.
Books by Helen Stubbings
Marie Monteith Sturmer
The work of Marie Monteith Sturmer has been published in various quilt books and magazines. Her quilts are in the permanent collections of several prestigious organizations, including the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Kentucky.
Carolyn lives in Bundanoon, a rural township two hours out of Sydney, with her husband, Ken, and her cat, Orlando. She lives on five acres of flat, plateau country surrounded by eucalypt and deciduous trees in a park like site. Its cool climate, with its many gardens, closeness to the escarpment and beautiful mists, provide lots of inspiration for her work. Her work on various committees, as president of both The Quilters’ Guild NSW and Ozquilt Network, with the Quilts 2000 project, have given her an insight into the wider picture of the Australian quilting world. Carolyn is a trained high school teacher who enjoys teaching people to find their own creativity and to produce stitched works that are meaningful to the maker. In recent years, she has gained a Diploma in Art History from Sydney University. Keeping scrapbooks of her designs and thought processes is an important part of her life. These many scrapbooks are a key source of inspiration as they reference all the things she has seen and read about and all the places she has visited for design and color for new works.
Books by Carolyn Sullivan