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Quilt Canada Teachers & Lecturers

Quilt Canada 2018

May 31 –  June 2, 2018
Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Convention Centre

 

CQA/ACC is pleased to present the Teachers and Lecturers for Quilt Canada 2018.

Quilt Canada 2018


TEACHERS

Janet Barker

Janet Barker

I started quilting as a Millennium project and fell in love with quilt design.  At the urging of my guild I started publishing my original patterns in 2011.  I continue to design and sell patterns, as well as teach quilting classes, mostly within western Canada.  I love seeing other interpretations of my designs!

In 2013 I was honoured to teach a workshop as the featured instructor for the Calgary Heritage Park Festival of Quilts.  I have been published several times over the past five years, always featuring my original designs.

I have an engineering degree and worked as a geophysicist in the Calgary oil patch for over thirty years.  Colour plays a huge role in the pattern recognition aspect of geophysics.  Perhaps that is why I love the geometry and colour of quilting!

View Janet Barker Workshops

Email: jb.quiltdesigns@gmail.com    Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jbquiltdesigns


Joyce Brown

Joyce Brown

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 design.

View Joyce Brown Workshops

Email: joycelb@telus.net    Website: http://joycelb.wix.com/fibrecreations


Ana Buzzalino

Ana Buzzalino

Ana Buzzalino is a fiber artist and quilt instructor living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  She has taken numerous workshops with renowned quilt and fiber artists throughout the years to improve her skills.  She has also attended various classes at the Alberta College of Arts and Design.

Ana has been a teacher on a variety of quilting techniques for the past 30 years.  Some of the recent workshops have focused on free-motion quilting, and on surface design.  She is currently working on a new series of work that includes mixed media.  She is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine and Quilting Arts TV.

Ana’s quilts have won several awards at local and national shows, and have been juried into major International shows.

View Ana Buzzalino Workshops

Email: ana.buzzalino@shaw.ca    Website: http://www.anabuzzalino.com


Stacey Day

Stacey Day

By day, Stacey is an unassuming X-Ray Technologist in hot pink scrubs living in beautiful British Columbia. At night (and naptime) she transforms into an award winning  quilter, pattern writer, author and designer, whose superpowers are directly related to the amount of thread ends on the floor. A third generation quilter, Stacey caught the sewing bug early, earning herself a Diploma of Fashion Production in 2005. Her work has appeared in numerous quilt shows and trunk shows across North America, and she has won ribbons for her quilts at AQS Lancaster, the Canadian National Juried Show, and the Hoffman Challenge. Her library of patterns can be found on her website. You can also follow her on Instagram @staceyinstitches.

View Stacey Day Workshops

Email: staceydayquilts@yahoo.com    Website: http://staceyinstitches.wordpress.com


Gloria Loughman

Gloria Loughman

Gloria is a secondary teacher having worked in the areas of literacy and special education.

After completing studies in art, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts. These quilts have won many major awards, both in Australia and internationally. Her most recent body of work has been based on architecture.

She has been teaching quilting classes for many years and loves sharing her knowledge and skills.  She likes to challenge her students to design their own quilts but is also happy to provide patterns.

Gloria has written four books, with her latest book to be released, ‘Fabulous Facades’.

View Gloria Loughman Workshops

Email: loughman@iinet.net.au    Website: https://www.glorialoughman.com


Melissa Marginet

Melissa Marginet

Melissa Marginet had made a couple of quilts prior to 2001, but it was a Log Cabin class she took that year to ‘get rid of’ some fabric she had laying around that began her passion for quilting. Melissa loves to share her passion by teaching. She designs, pieces, and quilts all her own quilts and encourages others to do the same by teaching a variety of inspiring classes. She has published the book “Walking Foot Quilting Designs” as well as several patterns.

View Melissa Marginet Workshops

Email: marginet@live.ca    Website: http://www.melissamarginet.ca


Kathleen Riggins

Kathleen Riggins

Kathleen has sewed and quilted for as long as she can remember. She started free motion quilting when she was 14, and long arming at 24. Her classes include design options, techniques and hints for machine quilting on domestic machines, mid-arm and long-arm quilting machines. Kathleen has taught classes and workshops in Canada, England, Australia & the USA. When Kathleen is not in front of her sewing machine, she can be found snowboarding, reading or dreaming of what to sew next.

View Kathleen Riggins Workshops

Email: kathleen@kathleenquilts.com    Website: http://kathleenquilts.com


Judy Villett

Judy Villett

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.

View Judy Villett Workshops

Email: jvillett@hotmail.com    Website: http://judyvillett.com


LECTURERS


Terry Aske

Terry Aske

TERRY ASKE is an award-winning textile artist – she creates her art with fabric, thread and a sewing machine.  Primarily self-taught, Terry has been designing and creating contemporary quilts since 1998 in her home studio in New Westminster, BC.  Using a variety of techniques, she creates both realistic and abstract pieces.  Terry’s art quilts have been juried into many national and international shows and exhibits, and she has won awards in both the artistic and modern categories.  To see what’s on Terry’s design wall, and learn more about her creative process and techniques, visit her blog.

View Terry Aske Lecture

Email: terryaskeartquilts@gmail.com    Website: http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com


Stacey Day

Stacey Day

By day, Stacey is an unassuming X-Ray Technologist in hot pink scrubs living in beautiful British Columbia. At night (and naptime) she transforms into an award winning  quilter, pattern writer, author and designer, whose superpowers are directly related to the amount of thread ends on the floor. A third generation quilter, Stacey caught the sewing bug early, earning herself a Diploma of Fashion Production in 2005. Her work has appeared in numerous quilt shows and trunk shows across North America, and she has won ribbons for her quilts at AQS Lancaster, the Canadian National Juried Show, and the Hoffman Challenge. Her library of patterns can be found on her website. You can also follow her on Instagram @staceyinstitches.

View Stacey Day Lecture

Email: staceydayquilts@yahoo.com    Website: http://staceyinstitches.wordpress.com


Robin Fischer

Robin Fischer

Robin has a love of colour, texture and the natural world, it is what get the creative juices flowing. Her active mind creates patterns and designs in her head long before they are put on cloth. Introducing hand dyed cloth makes for a very personal expression. She uses her personal colour charts to experiment with different combinations to produce her own hues and texture. Robin started out as a traditional quilter but quickly turned to art quilts as it gave her the freedom to do her own designs.

Getting to be well known in the community, her quilts have found a home not only in Canada but also the United States.

View Robin Fischer Lecture

Email: robinfischer929@gmail.com   


Gloria Loughman

Gloria Loughman

Gloria is a secondary teacher having worked in the areas of literacy and special education.

After completing studies in art, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts. These quilts have won many major awards, both in Australia and internationally. Her most recent body of work has been based on architecture.

She has been teaching quilting classes for many years and loves sharing her knowledge and skills.  She likes to challenge her students to design their own quilts but is also happy to provide patterns.

Gloria has written four books, with her latest book to be released, ‘Fabulous Facades’.

View Gloria Loughman Lecture

Email: loughman@iinet.net.au    Website: https://www.glorialoughman.com


Brandy Maslowski

Brandy Maslowski

Brandy Maslowski is a teacher, speaker, judge and author of the picture book Kristy’s Quilt. She has been stitching her passion as a quilter and fibre artist for 24 years. From clumsy beginner quilter all the way to showing her fibre art in galleries, Brandy understands the learning curve of quilters young and old because she’s been there herself every step of the way. Her talk show Canadian Quilt Talk garnered over 1000 downloads a week for its 2 year run and now you can follow along on her adventures as the Quilter on Fire on Facebook and at www.quilteronfire.com.

View Brandy Maslowski Lecture

Email: brandylynn@shaw.ca    Website: http://www.quilteronfire.com


Lorna Shapiro

Lorna Shapiro

My 35-year working career was “left brain” focused, working in IT and as an Associate Dean.   I retired and my right brain came out to play! Quilting has become my consuming passion.  Japanese materials and their unique aesthetic speak to my heart.  I love the entire creative process starting with design and fabric selection. Selling fabrics from my home and teaching at guilds, I broaden the group of quilters with whom I come in contact and from whom I can learn.  My customers and students are engaged in a creative activity that makes them happy, and our friendships enrich my life.

View Lorna Shapiro Lecture

Email: lorna.shapiro@gmail.com    Website: http://www.quiltersdreamfabrics.com