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Barner, GregBarner, Greg

Barner, Greg

Greg Barner is a versatile and prolific quilter, a one man quilt show. He has an extensive collection of quilts that represents a diversity of techniques and his signature free-spirited improv style. He loves the challenge of learning and teaching new techniques and designing his own patterns. A retired elementary school teacher, he now uses his instruction expertise to teach a wide variety of quilting skills at guilds, shops, and festivals.

Beaver, Cassandra Beaver, Cassandra

Beaver, Cassandra

Cassandra is a pattern designer, quilting educator, and blogger based in Ohio. She uses her art and theatrical design training to create work that merges modern, traditional, and art quilting aesthetics. Cassandra’s award-winning quilts draw inspiration from nature, architecture, and art. Her quilt, Infused Plaid, and three of her modern mini quilts reside in the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum. For more information, visit

Carlson, BetsyCarlson, Betsy

Carlson, Betsy

Betsy Carlson began sewing officially with classes in junior high. Before that, she would work on hand stitching kits for ornaments and samplers.  In high school, she was trained in alterations, starting her professional sewing career.  Betsy has quilted, sewn custom clothing, made window treatments, and created bags and slipcovered furniture.  Having a quilt accepted in the AQS Paducah show was a career highlight. Now Betsy travels the country for BERNINA, visiting dealerships and shows to demonstrate the BERNINA Longarm, educate owners, and present quilting classes.  With all that travel, she has a lot of time to fill in hotels and airports, so she creates quilt tops with English Paper Piecing.  Believing we are never too old to learn, Betsy is always investigating sewing techniques, styles, and trends.

Damour, Pam Damour, Pam

Damour, Pam

Pam learned early in life, while spending time on her grandparents’ farm, that making something from "scratch" was not only a way of life but it was the better way of doing things. She’s the author of ten sewing books and numerous patterns and videos. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Pam lives on Lake Champlain in a log home, where she teaches sewing retreats and does virtual training. For more information, visit

Beth DonaldsonBeth Donaldson

Donaldson, Beth

Beth Donaldson has been quilting for more than 40 years. She has authored books, taught classes, lectured, and been featured most recently in QuiltFolk magazine. She retired from the Michigan State University Museum, where she worked with over 1000 quilts. Beth is the Associated Director of the Quilt Index, a database of over 90,000 quilts from private and public collections, where anyone can add their quilts and create their own artist page,

Edmonson, SusanEdmonson, Susan

Edmonson, Susan

Susan Edmonson is an award winning quilter and mixed media artist. She started her journey in 1981 stemming from an art background of drawing and painting.  Her passion is mixing all of her knowledge into creative art quilts, small Prayer Flags, and fabric books with each one being heavily embellished either by hand or machine! Most of her designs are inspired from nature with attention to detail. Her classes are designed to inspire her students to create their own works of art!  Susan has been a BERNINA Ambassador for many years. She has been published in numerous Somerset Studio Publications, Quilting Arts, and others, along with three segments on Quilting Arts TV. She teaches across the US for national shows and guilds. She lives in Concord, N.C. with her high school sweetheart and husband of 44 years. They have two grown sons who are married with four precious grandchildren between them! For more information, visit

Heller, PamHeller, Pam

Heller, Pam

Pam Heller is an international educator and cutting expert for AccuQuilt. For the past 7 years, Pam has taught quilters how to get the most use out of their AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutting systems at quilt shop events, guild meetings, and to tour groups from all over the U.S. and Canada. She has also been an AccuQuilt presenter on Create & Craft TV in the UK. She currently co-hosts two weekly Live shows for AccuQuilt. Pam’s passion for quilting began 20 years ago when she discovered a local quilt store in her small Colorado town. On the average she makes 8-10 quilts a year. AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutters and dies have allowed her to complete projects she never would have thought possible. Pam lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband. She has two children and two grandchildren. Learn more at

McElroy, DiedraMcElroy, Diedra

McElroy, Diedra

Didi grew up in Tahiti and is now an internationally recognized quilt artist, and author. She has taught and judged all over the world for the last 25 years and been featured in several magazines and quilt shows. Hand workmanship is her passion and she loves helping others discover how addictive it can be. To help with the process, she invented several products under the brand name Roxanne and her science background from Texas A&M University allows her to break down complicated tasks into small manageable steps that students can master easily. For more information, visit

McNally, NancyMcNally, Nancy

McNally, Nancy

Nancy McNally has been quilting for more than 20 years, after being introduced to quilting by accident at a picnic. She loves to design her own quilts and create longarm quilting designs. Nancy takes traditional blocks and jazzes them up! She likes to keep the eye moving across the quilt, but at the same time allow the eye to find a favorite spot to rest and appreciate the colors. Nancy is a national teacher of both piecing and longarm machine quilting, and has been published over 30 times in various quilting magazines and books. See her website at

Mollon. SandraMollon. Sandra

Mollon, Sandra

Sandra is a quilt and textile artist living in Valley Springs, CA.  She saw her first quilt magazine in the late 1980s and began quilting in earnest shortly after. Sandra began making very traditional pieced and appliquéd quilts, many winning ribbons. One of her ribbon winners was her “Seasons of Life,” winning the outstanding large quilt award at the 2019 Road to California and an award at the AQS 2019 Spring Paducah show.  It now is a part of the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum.  She is the author of the book Seasons of Life Quilt, Techniques and Patterns for 13 Baltimore Album Quilt Blocks, published by C&T Publications, released in 2021. She has hosted international quilt tours and has taught internationally and throughout the USA. For more information, visit

Quinn, KateQuinn, Kate

Quinn, Kate

Kate’s fascination with quilting began when she received a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt as a wedding present in 1991. The gift of a second scrappy quilt further solidified her love of fabrics and colors. She made her first quilt to celebrate the birth of her first child around 1993. Kate has loved quilting ever since and loves all styles and types of quilts. Originally a native of California, Kate graduated from West Point in 1991. Right after graduation, she began her life together with her husband Patrick by serving in the Army. She left the service in 1998 to be at home with their five children. For the next two decades, quilting became the bridge that helped her to build relationships in each new community. As her kids have grown, so have her quilting skills. She started teaching about 18 years ago. In 2016, Kate also became a professional longarm quilter, opening FabriKated Quilts and she was first introduced to Westalee Design’s quilting rulers and templates. Kate is thrilled and proud to be a Sew Steady Education Ambassador and a Westalee Design Accredited Teacher. The freedom and creativity generated by these tools can be so satisfying. She wants to give that power to quilters everywhere. Kate loves sharing her passion for quilting and art. For more information, visit

Roelfsema, NancyRoelfsema, Nancy

Roelfsema, Nancy

Nancy started sewing at a very young age, making cloths for her dolls and later for herself. Coming from a large family of 10 kids, making a new outfit herself was the only way to get it. She has been teaching the art of quilt-making for over 25 years. Nancy's YouTube channel, "OnPoint-TV" has 47,000 subscribers at this time with over 250 videos. Her teaching style is great for beginners and has advanced techniques from efficient and accurate rotary cutting, creating your own fabric using many painting techniques, piecing, traditional, improvisational quilt making, paper piecing and machine quilting. The art of teaching quilt-making brings Nancy joy. For more information visit

Sassaman, JaneSassaman, Jane

Sassaman, Jane

Jane began quilting in 1980. Since then, her graphic quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits. Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the 20th Century. Jane is also the author of The Quilted Garden, Patchwork Sassaman Style, and Color My Garden. Jane’s love for historic decorative arts can be seen in all facets of her work, but it is especially evident in the exuberant fabric she is currently designing for FreeSpirit. Most of her appliquéd art quilts are symbolic statements about the cycles and spiritual forces of life.  By using colorful fabrics cut into dramatic shapes, she tries to express the energy and mystery of our amazing universe - from the miraculous beauty of a single blossom to the complicated powers of the soul.  Her intent is to remind us that we are part of a bigger “cosmic” picture. For more information, visit

Spradlin, StacieSpradlin, Stacie

Spradlin, Stacie

Stacie Spradlin has been sewing and piecing quilts for over 25 years. What began mainly as a hobby while raising and homeschooling her two daughters, it turned into a career in quilting and machine embroidery in 2012 when she opened her Etsy shop Seams Divine. In 2016, she purchased a longarm and quickly became passionate about both edge-to-edge and custom quilting. Stacie is an award-winning quilter, quilts for BeColourful and Riley Blake designers, and has had her quilting work featured in publications. She has taught at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and several other quilt shows throughout the U.S.  She also speaks at several quilting workshops where she demonstrates and shares her expertise in both quilting and design. Stacie loves to help fellow longarm quilters develop their own sense of style.

Taylor, DavidTaylor, David

Taylor, David

David Taylor’s love of fabric began when he was a child digging through his mother’s sewing trash bin, creating costumes, clothing, and “crafty things” on her 1967 Sears Kenmore sewing machine. David wondered in those early days why anyone would want to cut up beautiful fabric. Since then, artistic expression in David’s life has taken many forms, including a career as a graphic artist. With every quilt, his evolution from graphic artist to world-renowned quilter shows heart, passion, story, and the incredible ability to cut up beautiful fabrics and turn them into works of art. David’s many awards include the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry at the International Quilt Festival (2006, 2014); the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah (2007); two Best of Show awards at the IQA Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008); and the Best MidArm/LongArm Quilting Award at Quilt Colorado (2014). David’s art quilts hang in numerous private collections worldwide. David is an ambassador for HandiQuilter's new Capri stationary quilting machine. See his quilts at

Wilkins, GeraldineWilkins, Geraldine

Wilkins, Geraldine

Geraldine is a native New Yorker with a love of travel, elephants, crafting, and sewing. She has a passion for connecting with women through sewing and quilting.  She enjoys helping fellow makers through inspirational lectures, practical workshops at quilt retreats, and national quilt shows.  She shares her experience and expertise in free-motion and ruler quilting enabling quilters to become confident and creative quilters. For more information, visit

Williams, BethWilliams, Beth

Williams, Beth

For more than 25 years, Beth Ann has enjoyed sharing her accessible machine piecing, “invisible” machine appliqué, and creative machine quilting and finishing techniques with other quilters and fiber artists. She is a past president of the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild and a member of the American Quilter’s Society and the Modern Quilt Guild. She was the founder and original mentor of the Lakeshore Fiber Artists.  She is the author of the books Celtic Quilts: A New Look for Ancient DesignsColorwash Bargello Quilts, and A World of Quilts. She was also a contributing artist to the books Within Sacred Circles: Meditations and Mandala Quilts and Creative Cloth Doll Beading: Designing and Embellishing with Beads.  Beth Ann is currently focused on presenting live online classes and on-demand online workshops for quilters and fiber artists through her website, She is a regular guest blogger for the official Cotton Cuts, LLC blog and has been a Brand Ambassador for Cotton Cuts since March 2020.