International

Pat Archibald

As with most quilters, her fascination for fabric started at an early age playing with her grandmother’s scrap bag and her first piece of patchwork was made at age 11. Patricia’s courses encourage students to step out of their comfort zone in order to explore the design elements to produce unique and individual pieces of work. As her own horizons grow literally, then so too do the experiences that she can then express in her quilt making. Pat’s work is now widely exhibited in the UK, Europe and in the USA.

Susan Brubaker Knapp

Quilting started as a hobby but turned into a passion and a business. Susan now teaches nationally and internationally, hosts “Quilting Arts TV,” and has produced numerous patterns, two books, and five video workshops. She loves traditional hand quilting and needle turn appliqué but has embraced innovative machine techniques and started making art quilts in 2005. Her quilts have won national as well as local awards, and have been exhibited at national and international venues. Susan has won seven Best of Show awards at three different quilting guilds, with six different quilts.

Judy Coates Perez

Judy is an international award winning mixed media textile artist who travels globally to teach painting and mixed media techniques on fabric. She enjoys exploring themes drawn from folklore, history, life and nature, often blending quilting skills with techniques drawn from her graphic arts background.

Lenore Crawford

Lenore combines her love of France, French architecture and flowers, along with her passion for colour and realism in her fabric art. She combines fabric and fabric painting to create impressionistic feeling landscapes. She has won numerous awards at quilt shows.

Rosalie Dace

Rosalie teaches classes in contemporary quilt making that are designed for participants to go beyond where they thought possible whilst having fun learning. She guides students to work in their own direction so each person produces individual work within the general theme of the class. She encourages students to develop a thorough knowledge of the elements of design and learn to apply these to quilt making.

Jane Dunnewold

Jane is a professional artist, teacher, and author of Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric (Interweave 2010) and several other self-published books. She teaches and lectures internationally, and maintains Jane Dunnewold Studios in San Antonio, Texas. She is a past President of the international Surface Design Association. Her passions include the psychology of artistry and meaning. She is especially interested in writing and making as integral aspects of the creative process. 

Grace Errea

Grace’s innovative techniques and her focus on value have attracted widespread interest from quilters, as well as national and international galleries, museums and publications. She has been invited to show her art and to teach overseas and in various locations in the US. Her style is informative, humorous and inspiring with many real-time, hands-on examples. The aim is to inspire, develop and find that artist within each student or listener. 

Jacquie Gering

Since discovering quilting five years ago, Jacquie has become a passionate quilt maker and designer. She is known for her “out of the box’ designs and unique style. Her work has been featured in international publications, and she co-authored  Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. Jacquie is a leader in the modern quilting movement, serving on the board of directors of the National Modern Quilt Guild. She teaches and talks quilting across America

Luke Haynes

A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Mr. Haynes' imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10′, led him through years of experimentation and improvements over the years that he has been quilting.  Further honing his style, Mr. Haynes developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in his projects to speak with the textile language of the area.  

Lyric Kinard

Lyric is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students possess. As an artist, author, and educator she transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom. She was recognized for her talents as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises and has two DVD Workshops, Surface Design Sampler Platter, and Bead It Like You Mean It. Lyric continues to expand her skills in the area of surface design. 

Mary McCauley

As a mixed media artist Mary likes to push the definition of quilt. Her 3D artworks have a top and bottom layer of predominantly fabric with a middle filler layer all held together by stitching. From there she tries new shapes, surface design techniques and embellishments to create her forms that fall somewhere between quilting, basketry, painting and sculpture.

Sheena Norquay

Sheena’s work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally since 1981 and has won many awards. Some of her work is pictorial and is inspired mainly by Orkney seascapes, birds and Norse myths. She is also interested in using quilted lines to create graceful movement, sculptural shapes and decorative patterns. Inspiration comes from relief sculpture, circles, and patterns in nature, man-made patterns and decoration on other textiles. Most of the lines are free machine quilted, a technique which is her specialty. Sheena also combines printing and stencilling or piecing and appliqué with free machine quilting.

Luana Rubin

eQuilter

Luana Rubin is the co-owner of eQuilter.com. She has worked as a designer in the quilt, textile and garment industries since 1980. She is a licensed designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, and a Bernina Ambassador.

She is also a chairholder in the Color Marketing Group, an international colour forecasting association.

eQuilter donates 2% of sales to charity, and they have raised $1.4 million for a variety of organizations. Over 12,000 donated comfort quilts have been received at eQuilter from customers, and these are distributed around the world for disaster relief, orphans, and medical patients.

Sherri Lynn Wood

 
Sherri Lynn Wood resides in Oakland California.  She has been making and improvising quilts for the last twenty five years.  In 2016 she will be an artist in residence at Recology where she will begin work on her second book.  Teaching credits include Quiltcon and numerous modern and traditional guilds across USA.

Charlotte Yde

Charlotte has been making her own personal and contemporary quilts since the late seventies and is still exploring new techniques and artistic expressions. Right now she is printing and painting most of the fabric she is using for her quilts and techniques range from ordinary screen printing, deconstructed screen printing, oil paintsticks, printing blocks and she often uses digitally programmed stitching to create motifs or structures on the surface