Member registration begins January 16, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (CST). Online general registration begins January 30, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) and ends April 22, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. After online registration has ended, admission and classes may be purchased at the show.
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.
Cleveland, Susan K.
Known for her enthusiasm and clever solutions to quilting's challenges, Susan is thrilled to share more techniques than ever! She’s designed and created five AQS Paducah award-winning quilts, invented tools, authored and published several books, and so much more. Students enjoy seeing real quilts and learning from live demos. In the classroom, Susan uses a video camera and projector to show live, detailed demos throughout class. She enjoys teaching all the tricks to perfect Piping Hot Binding, marvelous miters, bold stitching with heavy threads, embellishment with prairie points, and quilting with panache. You’ll see her quilts at piecesbewithyou.com.
Barbara started creating quilts in her teens. She has over 40 years of experience in quilting and teaching classes. Barbara loves to break quilts down to their components to demystify them so that students can master those components, bend them to their will, and design their own masterpieces. Barbara worked at The Clothes Line (now called Patchwork Plus) from 5th grade until she got married and had children. She has six quilt books published by C&T Publishing. Barbara currently teaches classes at local shops and gives lectures, trunk shows, and classes nationally and internationally. She’s also taught quilt classes on cruises and been on The Quilt Show. Her travels have taken her to Dubai and Kuwait. She loves to design and piece wall hangings and quilts from her home in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Barbara comes from a close-knit Mennonite family of quilters. Every year, the women gather for a sewing retreat, where they quilt, sew, and follow other creative pursuits. She has enjoyed entering and placing in the Paducah quilt contest New Quilts from Old Favorite – Seven Sisters and Dresden Plate. The Paducah Quilt show, Quilt Odyssey, Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival XVII, and Hoffman Challenge has displayed one of my wallhangings. For more information, visit delightfulpiecing.com.
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 10 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 pamdamour.com.
Cathy is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, quilt historian, and a member of several national and regional quilt and fabric study groups. As a national speaker, she provides lectures and workshops on polyester, hexagons, and crazy and inscribed quilts. Cathy is a historical re-enactor specializing in women’s studies and quilt history. She loves to teach beginning, hand piecing, appliqué, and crazy quilting. Cathy is the owner of Prairie Quiltings, LLC., providing long-arm quilting services. She also sells vintage trims/textiles, crazy quilting, and sewing supplies. As a quilt artist, she has over 38 years of quilting knowledge and experience.
Reeze Hanson is a prolific designer, entertaining speaker, and an award-winning teacher whose company, Morning Glory Designs, features an eclectic variety of whimsical florals and bold geometrics. Reeze teaches and lectures widely on one-patch quilt techniques, a unique approach to color theory, fusible web machine appliqué, and precision piecing projects of all types. She offers both traditional and modern techniques, shortcuts, and tips to make beautiful quilts in less time, without sacrificing accuracy. Reeze has authored EQ8 tutorials and book chapters and teaches all levels of EQ8 quilt design software. A sewer, quilter, and custom dressmaker for more than 50 years, Reeze has lots of experience, wisdom, and humor to share. For more information, visit morningglorydesigns.com.
Jane is a self-taught, award winning, longarm quilter who specializes in custom free-motion quilting. Jane loves to share her knowledge of quilting with others. She enjoys teaching as a Handi Quilter Educator and on her own at quilt shops and national quilt shows. Jane’s philosophy is that no matter what type of machine one uses (domestic, short-arm, or longarm), anyone can learn to free-motion quilt. Her goal when teaching is to equip students with as much information and free-motion quilting skills as possible to enable them to be successful quilters. Jane resides on the eastern shore of Maryland. For more information, visit Jane’s website, stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com, Facebook (JanesStitchByStitch), Instagram (@janestitchbystitch), or her YouTube (JaneHauprich).
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
Michelle Renee Hiatt is an award-winning quilter, designer, and national instructor. Michelle has been sewing since before she can remember, and fell in love with quilting over 20 years ago. Michelle Renee is a certified Professional Process Expert (LSSMBB); she uses her process improvement techniques and applies them to her quilting and teaching others how to simplify their piecing while improving the quality of their quiltmaking. Michelle Renee is the designer for her own pattern line, Sew On The Go, and her designs have appeared in several international quilting magazines. Additionally, she is a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design and many of her patterns have been published in their Modern 180 pattern line. Michelle Renee organizes a fabulous online mystery series which is held twice a year. She is known for her humor, enthusiasm, and encouragement! Find out more at Sewonthego.net.
Dorie Hruska has a deep passion for color, texture, and design. She is a 4th generation quilter, author, pattern designer, APQS dealer & Educator, and Professional Longarm quilter since 2002, with a background in Business & Accounting. Although she uses a variety of quilting designs and styles, Dorie is best known for her ability to find a continuous quilting path on any quilt. She has also designed over 30 grid stencils, several grid based design books, and numerous quilt patterns. Sharing her passion of quilting and encouraging others to quilt with confidence is what she loves most about teaching. For more information, visit forever-quiting.com.
Chris enjoys traditional patchwork, creating fiber art, and just about everything in between. She has been blessed with opportunities to teach classes in creativity and quiltmaking throughout the US, to lead quilting adventures around the world, and to have authored five books on her unique techniques. Her quilts have won many awards and been exhibited internationally. You’ll find her classes to be upbeat, informative, and a lot of fun! For more information, visit chrisquilts.net.
Heather has been sewing since her teens and has been quilting for more than 25 years. Her first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day. Since she had a king sized bed, it made sense for her to make a king sized quilt. Go big or go home, right? That quilt was in shades of mauve and dusty blue (hello mid 80s!). Let's just say, her fabric tastes have changed since then! Heather considers herself a modern quilter with traditional roots. She is the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. She loves speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. Heather is foremost a teacher. She teaches modern quilting classes in local shops, guilds, and shows across the country. She is a contributing author to the book Classic Modern Quilts. Heather is also a featured quilter in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood and 50 Little Gifts published by Lucky Spool. You can frequently find her work in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine, Modern Patchwork magazine, and Curated Quilts magazine. To see Heather’s work, visit her website heatherkojan.com or her Instagram @heatherkojan.
Julie accidentally started quilting in 2010 and hasn't looked back. She has taught all across the US and brings a fun, relaxed teaching style to every venue. From publishing two books, traveling around the country, inventing new quilting toys to teaching, lecturing and running a business, she brings a wealth of life experiences along with her own style of quilting.
Masopust, Katie Pasquini
For 40+ years, Katie has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques. Katie’s easy, energetic manner has made her a very popular teacher and lecturer. When not in residence at her studio in California, she travels the world presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes; not only in North America, but in Europe, the Far East, Australia, and New Zealand. Awards and accolades have been numerous for Katie, culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival. As a prolific author, Katie shares her enthusiasm for the art of creative quilting through her numerous books, her many classes, and now as executive director of Alegre Retreat held at Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado - a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists. For more information, visit katiepm.com.
Vicki McCarty learned to quilt from her grandmother over 40 years ago in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Later, teaching quilting for community education led to Vicki opening the Calico Patch Quilt Shop. She’s owned and operated a full-service quilt shop and BERNINA dealership since 2000, and has taught and lectured at guilds and quilt shows across the country. Vicki enjoys mixing cottons with wool appliqué, and her passion for quilt design has inspired many published patterns available through national distributors. Her patterns have been published in American Quilter magazine, Simply Vintage by Quiltmania, and AQS OnPoint. Vicki and her husband, Tom, are featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens’ Fall 2018 Quilt Sampler as a “Top 10 Quilt Shop.” In 2018, Vicki began designing fabric for Marcus Fabrics. Enjoy Vicki’s designs at calicopatch.net.
Amanda Murphy is a quilt and fabric designer whose style bridges the modern and traditional. Her quilting is known for its innovative combination of rulerwork, free-motion, and automated designs. She is a BERNINA Expert and Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson; in 2018, she designed both a quilt and a fabric line to commemorate BERNINA's 125th Anniversary. Amanda is an international teacher, pattern designer, and fabric designer for Contempo of Benartex. She designs quilting rulers and notions for Brewer Sewing, embroidery and quilting collections for OESD, and has authored several books for C&T Publishing, including the best-selling Organic Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and Rulerwork Idea Book. Many know her through her popular live broadcasts on her Facebook Channel, Quilting with Amanda Murphy. The best part of her job is seeing people use her fabrics, books, and patterns to create their own works of art! For more information, visit amandamurphydesign.com.
Sue has been quilting for over 40 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 30 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally and internationally for shops, guilds and major conferences. Sue’s awards include 1998 AQS Best of Show for “The Beatles Quilt” made by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Sue and Pat’s quilt “Two of Us” won the 2014 AQS Home Machine Workmanship Award. Sue’s most recent book is “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers”. Sue has also been a judge for many quilt shows. Sue's latest projects include ruler work and she has developed her own rulers for machine quilting! Sue’s priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed! For more information, visit sue-nickels.com.
Gina Perkes is an international award-winning quilter and quilting educator. She spends much of her time in the classroom, sharing tips and techniques with the most wonderful people in the world: quilters! Gina, a lover of all things creative, has an innate need to beautify things and feels completely blessed to have been born as an “artoholic.” Her life is filled with color, fun, ideas, texture, challenges, bling, threads, glitter, sugar, flour, and, of course, CHAOS. Though she enjoys all sorts of creative outlets and mediums (gardening, mosaic, oil painting, etc.), her three favorites are quilting, culinary arts, and photography. Gina travels all over this beautiful country, sharing her techniques with others, and hosts private quilting and pastry retreats at her home in Arizona. Quilters can find more of Gina’s tips at thecopperneedle.com.
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 was 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 katequinn.com.
Cindy has been quilting for more than 25 years. She is best known for her international award-winning heirloom machine quilting accomplished on a domestic sewing machine. She is an iquilt instructor and has several online domestic machine quilting classes. She has also authored a book and several magazine articles on machine quilting. Cindy has taught domestic machine quilting classes all over the country as well as in China! She feels great pride when her students tell her that after taking her classes, they have the confidence and ability to now quilt their own quilts!
Cheryl "Muppin" Sleboda is an award-winning, international quilter, fiber artist, and educator. She has appeared over 60 times on national television programs such as Quilting Arts TV and It's Sew Easy. Cheryl is a fabric manipulation expert and she loves to teach her students both the history of the techniques as well as fun and modern ways they can be used in their work. Cheryl has recently relocated to Paducah, KY, to grow her online business and open a retail boutique. You can find out more at www.muppin.com.
Joyce Teng started her career as a pharmacist but she always dreamed of being an artist. Over the past 30 years, she has worked in a variety of mixed media arts, including rubber stamping and paper crafts. Since retirement, Joyce has created an outlet through which she can share her enthusiasm and passion with fellow fiber artists. Her company, TSC Designs, carries its own line of fun and sophisticated stencils and carries a wide range of innovative products that quilters can use to customize their fabrics. Joyce also distributes Tsukineko inks and has developed many easy-to-master techniques that have helped thousands of creative minds to “color their world!” Not only does Joyce love teaching students in her hands-on workshops, she is also busy planning new products, creating instructional workbooks, and developing her DVD series. See more at teacherstamp.com.
Ricky has successfully blended two diverse passions, music and quilting, into one very unique and interesting career. His skills as a pianist, composer, and producer are well-known by the thousands who have heard his music. Ricky’s quilts have won numerous international awards. He began designing and making quilts in 1991 and went on to be named one of the “Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World.” As the author of ten books, Ricky maintains an extensive international schedule of teaching and speaking engagements. He’s also the co-founder and co-host of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, an online, subscription-based TV show for quilters. Ricky presents “Quilt Luminarium,” workshops full of insightful quilting information, in select cities throughout the United States, and holds La Veta Quilt Retreats at his art quilt studio in the tiny mountain town of La Veta, CO. Ricky is delighted to share his experience and enthusiasm with quilters of every level of expertise. He is challenged by creativity in all forms and encourages individuals to cultivate self-expression, reach for the unreachable, and believe in the impossible. Find him at rickytims.com.
Christa is an enthusiastic, award-winning quilter from Las Vegas, NV, who enjoys teaching others to find joy in making “perfectly imperfect” quilts from start to finish. She's a fabric designer, quilting industry ambassador, and cheerleader for the DIY quilting movement. She's written several quilt books and has published numerous original quilt patterns. You can find her on social media at @christaquilts and on her website christaquilts.com.
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 livingwaterquilter.com.
Margaret sees quilts as transcriptions of the world around us. In her work, she is inspired by the functional elegance of Victorian architecture, from iron grates to grand facades, as well as the natural beauty of creation. In her designs, she wants to enable you to bring this beauty and elegance to your own home to create a sense of welcome and hospitality for the people you love. Margaret, the creative mind at work behind Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs, is a national teacher and lecturer, pattern designer, and author. Margaret’s quilts are influenced by the dynamic elements of movement, color, and design that she has used for over 40 years as a choreographer of dance. She is most well-known for the innovative (and foolproof!) methods she’s devised for reverse appliqué – Trace, Baste, Snip, and Stitch, which takes the mystery (and hardship) out of reverse appliqué. In addition to her own pattern designs, she designs patterns for commercial and Indie fabric companies, and co-authored her first book in 2018: Christmas RAPPing, Christmas Quilts featuring Reverse Appliqué & Paper-Piecing (with Nan Baker). She teaches regularly at specialist appliqué retreats and festivals.