Pat DelaneyPat Delaney

Delaney, Pat

Pat Delaney is an award-winning quilter from New England, specializing in color, home machine quilting, and home machine arts. Her quilts have won five Best of Show awards, Best Machine Quilting, Best Color, and many blue ribbons in national shows. In addition, her quilts have appeared in national publications such as Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Quilt, American Patchwork and Quilting, a cover for American Quilter magazine, two covers for the AQS Book Catalog, and seven editions of Quilt Art Engagement Calendar. Recently, she had a solo exhibit of her quilts at the New England Quilt Museum. Pat is a Massachusetts College of Art graduate and a BERNINA Ambassador. She has two grown daughters and resides in Abington, MA, with her husband, Matt. See more at

Ann HolteAnn Holte

Holte, Ann

Ann Holte is an accomplished author, pattern designer, and quilting instructor based in Hummelstown, PA. Her books include Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler and she co-authored Quilts of Valor: A Fifty State Salute. Visit for a glimpse into Ann's quilting expertise and upcoming projects.

Joyce HughesJoyce Hughes

Hughes, Joyce

Joyce Hughes is an award-winning self-taught quilter, fiber artist, and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules,” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results! Amazingly, her first art quilt, MOTHER’ DAY, was entered into a national show and won a blue ribbon. This has led to numerous awards, recognitions, and opportunities in the quilting world. Several proud accomplishments for Joyce are: “McCall’s Quilt Designer 2012 – Professional Category” for McCall’s Quilting Magazine; also an endorser and sample maker for Northcott and Timeless Treasures fabrics, and Ambassador for Mettler Threads and Brother Sewing. Joyce’s second book, Thread Paint A Garden Quilt, focuses on raw edge appliqué and thread painting to add shading, highlighting, and definition. Joyce’s first book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels, focuses on working with fabric panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments, creating a style of her own! Joyce loves to teach and share her tips. One of her greatest accomplishments is when a student creates their own artwork following Joyce’s technique of Dimensional Thread Painting! To see more go to

Jackie KunkelJackie Kunkel

Kunkel, Jackie

Jackie Kunkel began quilting in 1993 and opened her own longarm quilting business, Canton Village Quilt Works, in 2000 and in 2009, added an online quilt fabric shop. Her talents also include designing quilts for magazines and fabric companies, hosting a quilting podcast - Jackie's Quilting Chronicles - and being a Certified (Judy Niemeyer) Instructor and Shop.

Jackie travels throughout the country for lectures, workshops, and trunk shows. Jackie's first book was published in September, 2015, by Martingale & Co, titled Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts. Jackie is also a Craftsy Instructor with two online classes as well as her own catalog of online classes. Jackie has her own line of 50+ published patterns.

In 2016, Jackie began working with Island Batik and has been designing fabrics with them since. She has designed batiks as well as digital fabric collections. You can follow Jackie on Facebook, Instagram, as well as tuning into her YouTube channel where she goes live with tutorial, tips and techniques. She has an entire library of videos that you can view at your own leisure. To learn more about Jackie, visit

Linda PooleLinda Poole

Poole, Linda

When Linda was a little girl, she had an insatiable desire to make things. Her grandmother gave that energetic little girl a way to have fun and participate by propping Linda on her lap and showing her how to sew. Linda had her own needles, scissors, and threads before she began kindergarten, and she was taught to respect her tools. She remembers her mother teaching her to crochet, knit, and embroider, while her father took her on adventures. Author of Painted Appliqué: A New Approach, Linda stays busy as a quilt instructor, lecturer, and fabric designer, and her life revolves around photography, writing, painting, and sewing. Linda has a passion for travel, teaching, and sharing her experiences with people around the world just like you. She has taught throughout the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, and Italy, and she is an instructor. See more at

Heidi ProffettyHeidi Proffetty

Proffetty, Heidi

Heidi Proffetty is a professional educator, designer, and award-winning quilter. With over 30 years of experience, she has a genuine passion for quilting and sewing. She is widely recognized for her unique mosaic quilting style, in which she blends traditional and innovative techniques to create her art quilts. Heidi also teaches students on how to make one-of-a-kind stitch art designs created from sewing machine stitches. Her quilting and stitching techniques have been published in AQ Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine, Art Quilting Studio, Classic Sewing, and Patchwork Professional, and she has appeared on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Additionally, she frequently creates original sewing and quilting projects shared with the Janome community through the Maker/Artisan program offered by Janome Sewing Machines. See more at

Catherine RedfordCatherine Redford

Redford, Catherine

Catherine Redford was born in England where she learned to knit and sew as a young girl. After relocating from London to Naperville, IL, she learned to quilt and never looked back. She's an award-winning quilter, an active member of her local guilds, and a popular teacher at the local and national level. Catherine is a frequent magazine contributor and has enjoyed being a guest on Quilting Arts TV. She is enjoying the resurgence of interest in handwork with a wool appliqué and embroidery book published Fall 2020, and with two DVDs and a book on Modern Machine Quilting techniques. Catherine delights in finishing her own quilts on a domestic machine! See more at

Annie SmithAnnie Smith

Smith, Annie

Annie Smith is a quilt imaginer, author, national and international quilt instructor, and a podcaster. She walked in to a quilt shop in 1984 to buy a new sewing machine and walked out with an invitation to teach quilting classes. You could say that Annie’s life is filled with quilts, and she knows a thing or two about quilting. Machine appliqué, color, and fabric selection are Annie’s passion and expertise. Give Annie cloth, a sewing machine (BERNINA preferred), thread, and a great pair of scissors, and she turns out spectacular pieces — from prom dresses to quilts to intricate appliqué coats. A life-long Californian, Annie now resides with her family in Justin, TX. To see more go to

Karen K StoneKaren K Stone

Stone, Karen K.

A quilter since 1986, Karen’s inspiration manifests equally of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions, and her designs appear frequently in exhibitions. Her Clam Session quilt received the Master of Innovative Artistry award at IQA in 2009, and her Indian Orange Peel Quilt was People’s Choice at Quilt National ’95, and is now part of the QN collection at the International Quilt Museum. Her Sacred quilt was Best of Show in Dallas in 2020. Her pieces have been juried into Quilts-Art-Quilts 2022, Quilt National 2023, and won awards in QuiltCon 2022 and 2023. Having enjoyed success in design, publication, and teaching, she continues to reinvent herself in new works. Karen holds degrees in Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, has two beautiful daughters, three exemplary cats, and rides her bike from historic Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX. See more at

Joyce TengJoyce Teng

Teng, Joyce

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 as well as 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

Kristina WhitneyKristina Whitney

Whitney, Kristina

Kristina Whitney began quilting with her grandmother in the 1990s. Her love of quilting continued to grow when she shared it with others as she moved around the United States and Guatemala. She pieced and quilted on her domestic machine until being introduced to longarm quilting in 2013. Once she got her hands on a longarm machine, she was hooked. She loves to share her passion for longarm quilting with others. Kristina has taught locally, nationally, and internationally and loves to watch her students when they have their “aha” moment. Her goal is to give her students the skills and knowledge to overcome their fears and gain the confidence they need. She enjoys all types of longarm quilting including rulers, computerized, micro, feathers, free-motion, and everything in between. In addition to teaching, she runs her own quilting business and enjoys making quilts for charities. Kristina loves to think outside of the box and to push herself to try new things. Her passion for quilting is contagious! Facebook: Kristina Whitney-Kristina’s Quilting Instagram: kristinas_quilting. To see more go to