Quilt Canada 2019
June 12 – 15, 2019
EY Centre, Ottawa, ON
CQA/ACC is very pleased to present the Teachers and Lecturers for Quilt Canada 2019
TEACHERS & LECTURERS
UPDATED – Longarm classes have been added to the schedule! Click here to the go the Workshops & Lectures page.
Gail loves every stage of the quilting process from designing her own quilts using QuiltPro software, choosing just the right fabric, piecing and most of all quilting them using her Handi Quilter Amara. Some of her quilting is done free motion or with rulers while some of it is done using a computerized system—Pro-Stitcher Premium. She will even create her own computerized quilting designs using Art & Stitch software.
The thing she love the most about quilting is sharing her passion with others. Helping other people find their inner quilter, giving them pointers and watching them flourish in their own quilting style.
Having fun is important to Gail, “For most people out there quilting is their hobby. Hobbies are suppose to be fun. My role is to help ensure they are having fun either at home or in my classes.”firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.gailberryquilts.ca
Sharon Blackmore is a Professional Long Arm Quilter, Gammill Quilt Artist, Published Author, Designer & Educator. She has been quilting for almost 20 years now; teaching piecing and longarm quilting at workshops in Canada and the world wide web, Mystery Quilts and Quilt Along projects online year-round. Sharon is a self taught longarm quilter, drawing inspiration from everything she sees around her, from the fabrics themselves to nature and architecture. She enjoys sharing her passion for quilting with each encounter. Her quilting style ranges from traditional to modern, from simple to complex, creating designs that flow with and compliment each quilt email@example.com Website: https://www.loveshackquilts.ca/
Ana Paula Brasil
is an artist, poet, illustrator, and designer. Her background as an artist and quilter has lead her to be a rock star in Brazil and has contributed to hundreds of magazines and TV shows. She studied fine arts and photography at EPA in Sao Paulo. Her passion for teaching makes Ana want to share her knowledge with people. Ana’s art work can be seen in both public exhibitions, museums and galleries.
Currently living in Canada, she exhibits her art abroad, sharing her art knowledge in its beautiful and happiest journey thru the universe of fibre art. Ana Paula is always filled with humor, high energy, stories and tips, ensuring that classes are non-stop education and fun. It’s her belief that it isn’t mistakes but opportunities. Get ready to think outside the box!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.canadapaulabrasil.ca/
Joyce Brown is currently one of two instructors for the Canadian Quilters Association’s Quilt Judge Certification Program. She is a quilter, teacher and pattern designer who has taught and shown her work across Western Canada and into the USA. Joyce brings a passion for education to her judging for the entrants with her knowledge of technical quilting skills and colour and email@example.com Website: http://joycelb.wix.com/fibrecreations
Laura is a freelance educator, Pattern Designer and the founder of “Sew Very Easy” – a very active educational, entertaining, and award-winning YouTube Channel.
Laura is a registered professional, with over 45 years of sewing experience including: Seamstress, Quilting, Tailoring, Garment Repairs & construction, as well as teaching.
Laura is also a published Pattern Designer and writes for various sewing/quilting magazines.
Laura has been awarded the Silver YouTube Award, issued by YouTube. Also, in 2018, she was awarded “The Ultimate Zoomer Award” by ZoomerMedia LTD.
If you have watched her videos you will see her Relaxed…” it’s all good” firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sewveryeasy.com/
Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott is a textile artist and fabric designer exploring the intersection of technology and traditional craft by using generative design to build handmade quilts.
Libs is a fabric designer with Andover fabrics. Her quilt commissions include work for individuals and corporate clients such as Absolut Vodka. She has spoken and taught at many quilt guilds and shops across North America and has exhibited her work internationally. Press such as DesignMilk, The Creators Project and Make Modern magazine have covered her work. Libs studied Material Art & Design at OCAD University and currently lives with her husband, son and daughter in Toronto, Canada.email@example.com Website: http://www.libselliott.com/
Claire Haillot shares her passion for quilting among her neighbors in North America as well as her cousins in France since 2004. At first, she opened a quilt shop. She later started her own line of patterns and began publishing patterns and articles in magazines. You might have seen some of her work in Quilter’s World, Pratique du Patchwork or Canadian Quilter. She closed her quilt shop in 2016 to concentrate more on teaching, writing and creating. She launched the Dancing Diamonds and Gem bag patterns with PlumEasy and is a blogger on QUILTsocial.
Claire has also won a few awards: •Best of Show in Chicago 2018 and Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival 2016 for her quilt Remembering Sotchi • Second Place in Salon 2016 for her Lone Star quilt • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival of 2014 for her quilt Bienvenue, and •Juror’s choice at the Salon 2012 for her quilt Thomas goes firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://quiltingwithclaire.com/wp/
Krista Hennebury is a geologist by training and quilter by choice. She’s been quilting since 2000 in her small home studio near Vancouver, BC and shares her work at poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca and @Poppyprint on Instagram. Passionate about fostering community through stitching together, Krista has hosted over 60 retreats since 2005. She is a popular teacher and presenter at both traditional and modern guilds across Canada and abroad. Krista makes traditionally-informed modern quilts and a new bag for every trip. Her original patterns have been published in Stitch, Australian Homespun, Quilters Connection, Simply Moderne and Quilt Now magazines and her quilts have won awards at QuiltCon and the NJS. She also wrote a compilation book of retreat-inspired projects called Make It, Take It (Martingale in 2015) and she’s been a guest on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan three times. Krista’s quilt “Chess on the Steps” now appears in the hardcover book and museum collection tour of Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century published in 2017 by the Modern Quilt Guild.email@example.com Website: http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca
Tamara is a licensed fabric and product designer, quilter and illustrator based in Montreal. Having spent her youth in the Caribbean plays a large part in Tamara’s design aesthetic that is greatly inspired by nature, color and pattern. Early passions for sewing, watercolor and drawing led to an education in Textiles, Graphic Design and Art History.
Today Tamara plays on all of these influences to tell stories through pattern and quilt design where she creates work that is fresh, joyous & youthful with a touch of whimsy.
Tamara is a Janome Canada spokesperson and loves teaching her original quilt firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.kayajoydesigns.com/
Lauren MacDonald taught computer classes for many years, so when she found out about quilt design software, she tried out two programs and bought Electric Quilt. Since then, she has used the quilt design software to help quilting friends transfer their ideas into quilts, to create projects for her guild newsletter, to create charity quilt projects for her quilt club and to design her own quilted projects, from TrendTex projects to Canada 150 quilts (approximately 2500 projects reside on two older computers and the current one!!). She has written several articles about using Electric Quilt in The Canadian Quilter.
Lauren is enthusiastic about the latest version – Electric Quilt 8®. This improved program is immensely helpful to new users – it has become so helpful for design purposes that quilters are finding it indispensable to the quilt design email@example.com Website: http://westendquilting.blogspot.ca/
I love using thread and stitching as an art form. In my artwork, I use a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations that take over large spaces and create environments filled with thread. By sewing into fabric that dissolves in water, I can build up stitched lines on a temporary surface. The crossing threads create strength so that when the fabric is dissolved, so that the thread drawing can hold together without a base.
I show my work in galleries nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions in 2017 in Okotoks (AB) St. Catharines (ON), Seattle (WA), State College (PA), Auburn (NY) and Toronto (ON). I recently completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre’s Textile Studio in Toronto, at Maison des Metiers D’art de Quebec in Quebec City and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon. I have received numerous awards and scholarships from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, Craft Ontario, The Ontario Society of Artists, The Surface Design Association and The Embroiderers Guild of America.firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://amandamccavour.com/
Bridget O’Flaherty is best known for her stunning large landscapes created with thread. Using her sewing machine, Bridget builds up layers of multi-coloured thread ‘drawing’ to convey her landscape art. With an environmental and sustainable focus, she explores the use of local, organic and natural hand-dyed fabrics and materials in her works. An award-winning artist with over 25 years’ experience in the fibre art world, Bridget’s work is showcased in national galleries, and she teaches and lectures internationally.
Bridget’s fibre art is inspired by nature and biodiversity. She is passionate about our environment and creates intimate connections to the landscape. She conveys fragile aspects of eco-systems and advocates for awareness of species at risk, native and invasive species in nature and sustainable materials in email@example.com Website: http://www.threadpaintedart.com/
Sue Patten is an award-winning longarm quilter. She travels throughout Canada, the US, Europe and the UK teaching her unique and innovative quilting styles to longarm, domestic and hand quilters. Sue is always filled with high energy, humour, stories and tips, ensuring her classes are non-stop education and fun. Sue is the author of Quilting Possibilities and Adaptable Quilting Designs published by AQS. Sue willingly shares her talents and has designed fabric, thread and stencils; machine-, hand- and redwork-embroidery patterns; machine-, hand- and computerized-quilting designs; innovative whole cloth designs and a full range of training firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.suepattenquilts.com/
Luana Rubin is President and co-founder/co-owner of eQuilter.com, based in Boulder Colorado. eQuilter is one of the top online retailers for quilt fabric and sewing supplies, with 120,000 subscribers, 1000 new products per month, and 16,000 products in stock. They have recently moved into their new 23,000 sq ft building which they designed and built in 2018.
Luana has worked as a designer in the quilt, textile and garment industries since 1980. After getting a degree in Fashion Design at FIDM, she worked as an import designer in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and New York. After discovering the quilting world in 1990, she and her husband Paul started eQuilter.com in the basement of their home in 1999. They exceeded their 3 year business plan in 60 days. She is a licensed designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, was a Bernina Fashion Show designer, and is a Bernina Ambassador.
Luana won the Michael Kile Award in 2008 – a lifetime achievement award from the quilting industry. She is also a chairholder in the Color Marketing Group, the premier international color forecasting association. An avid photographer, Luana has led tours around the world, and has traveled to 46 countries. eQuilter donates 2% of sales to charity, and they have raised $1.6 million for a variety of organizations. Over 13,000 donated comfort quilts have been received at eQuilter, and distributed around the world for disaster relief, orphans, and medical patients. A monthly charity sewing day in their classroom continues to generate comfort quilts for donation. Recently quilt have been sent to fire victims in California, volcano victims in Guatemala, and earthquake survivors in Nepal.
Luana and eQuilter have been profiled in many US and International magazines, and she is a frequent guest on PBS quilting shows – Quilting Arts TV and Fresh Quilting. Her Flickr photo pages have over 15,000 photos from quilt shows and travel around the world, with over 15 million views.
View Luana Rubin LectureWebsite: https://www.equilter.com
I most enjoy challenging my students in creating original designs by breaking down the process into simple understandable step by step instructions.
Using extensive thread play and 3D imagery to create depth and texture the viewer is enticed into the surface of my coastal landscapes.
My work has appeared in galleries and private homes in North America, Europe and Africa as well as several magazines and books. I have been juried into national and international quilt and fibre art shows receiving awards regionally, nationally and internationally.
See the artist gallery at email@example.com Website: http://www.fibreartnetwork.com/
In his lifetime, Bill has been … a poor student, a badly-behaved son, a teacher, a high school vice principal, a husband, a father, a grandpa, a landscaper, a farmer, a shepherd, a community living home-care provider, a hospice volunteer, a zoo volunteer, a spinner, a weaver, straight, gay, a husband again, and now he tells his stories with quilts.
His quilts have been juried into national and international shows across North America.
Bill’s energetic, optimistic, positive, and passionate approach shines through in his work, his Back Pack Shows and firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.billstearman.com
David Taylor was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire and currently lives in Henniker, NH.
His obsession with fabric began at an early age, salvaging tiny scraps from his mother’s sewing area trash bin.
David’s first quilt design was in 1999, collaborating on a fundraiser project for Strings Music Festival in Steamboat with friend Madeleine Vail of Clark, CO. Madeleine encouraged him to keep after it.
Following a visit to Houston in 2002 for the International Quilt Festival, his obsession with fabric turned into an obsession for quilting as art.
David Taylor is a two-time recipient of the Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association (2006, 2014), the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilters Society (Paducah Quilt Week, 2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA’s Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008). His works hang in numerous private collections around the email@example.com Website: http://davidtaylorquilts.com/
Andrea Tsang Jackson
Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop is a textile artist and designer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has been published in Flare, Uppercase Magazine, Curated Quilts, Modern Patchwork, Love Patchwork and Quilting (UK), and Make Modern (Australia).
In 2017, she was the artist-in-residence at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and created The Here & Elsewhere Bee, a collaborative quilt made with nearly 1,200 visitors to the museum. The quilt was awarded 1st Place in the 2018 International Modern Quilt Guild’s Bee/Group Quilt Category. She was the recipient of the 2016 Etsy Canada Award for New Talent.
Andrea holds a Masters in Architecture from McGill University and a Masters degree in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.3rdstoryworkshop.com
Judy Villett has judged across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. She is a well-known instructor and textile artist who has exhibited in Japan, England, Italy, the USA and Canada. She is currently part of a shared studio space at 100 Braid Street, New Westminster, BC.
Her work incorporates many techniques to express her passion for the colour and texture of the world around her. She has lived in the Alberta foothills and northern plains, Honolulu, Hawaii, Vancouver, and now New Westminster BC overlooking the Fraser River.email@example.com Website: http://judyvillett.com