Summary of Qualifications
Since taking my first quilting class over 30 years ago, quilting has been a very important part of my life.
My studies have included intensive design courses in England and Canada, as well as quilting techniques, history, fibre and dyeing workshops.
While I work as a teacher, designer and author I also spend time working in different aspects of surface design; dyeing, painting, batik, discharge and silk screening. This field continues to fascinate me as I delve deeper into the variety of techniques and design.
I have co-authored “Quilted Havens” with Daphne Greig, published in 2000 by the American Quilter’s Society and “Fat Quarter Frenzy” in early 2005, followed by Fat Quarter Frenzy Too in 2009 and Simple Stained Glass Quilts 2009.
In 2011, two more books have been published; Give & Take Fabric Appliqué by AQS and Accent on Angles by Martingale & Co. Accent on Angles is currently scheduled for a second printing.
In 2012 I filmed an instructional DVD titled Soy Wax Inspirations which will soon be avaiable for purchase.
All of these books can be ordered from my store at www.fabricimagery.com
I encourage quilters, both newcomers and the more experienced, to enjoy the process, to gather as much knowledge as possible and to challenge themselves with new techniques and processes.
I have taught classes at basic, intermediate and advanced levels and students have described my classes as informative, fun and inspiring.
2000/05/08 American Quilters’ Society, Paducah, KY and Nashville TN
2001 – present www.quiltuniversity.com online quilt courses
2001/05 American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY
2002 Manitoba Prairie Quilters, Winnipeg, MB
2002 Creston Valley Quilt Festival, Creston, BC
2005 Moose Jaw Quilters Show, Moose Jaw, SK
2005/06/08 International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
2005/2010 Holland America Quilt Cruise to Alaska
2006 Holland America Quilt Cruise to Mexico
2006/08 International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL
2006 Gulf States Quilters Association, Baton Rouge, LA
2007 Quiltfest Kingston, Kingston ON
2007/08/09 Studio G, Duncan, BC
2008 The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, La Veta, CO
2008 Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild, Ottawa, ON
2008 York Heritage Quilt Guild, Toronto, ON
2008/09 Creative Festival, Toronto, ON
2009 Minnesota Quilters, Duluth, MN
2009 Belleville Quilters Guild, Belleville, ON
2009 Camano Island Quilter Guild, Camano Island, WA
2009 Mississauga Quilters Guild, Mississauga, ON
2009 Holland America Quilt Cruise, Hawaii
2010 Georgia Quilt Show, Atlanta, GA
2010 East Coast Quilters Alliance, Charlotte, NC
2010 Quilt Canada, Calgary, AB
2010 Puyallup Quilters Guild, Puyallup, WA
2010 Block Party Quilters, Bellevue, WA
2010 Victoria Quilters Guild, Victoria, BC
Quilted Havens: City Houses, Country Homes, American Quilters’ Society 2000
Publish Your Patterns by Nancy Restuccia, 2001, Featured Articles
Fat Quarter Frenzy, American Quilters Society, April 2005
Fat Quarter Frenzy Two, American Quilters Society, 2008
Simple Stained Glass Quilts, Krause Publications, 2009
Project Articles in magazines from 2000-present
Articles on organization, planning time and workspace in a variety of guild newsletters.
I am currently a member in good standing with the following organizations:
Victoria Quilters’ Guild
Canadian Quilters’ Association
American Quilter’s Society
Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters
International Quilt Association
Fibre Arts Network of Western Canada
Surface Design Association
Judging and Scribing Experience
1997-1998 Saanichton Fall Exhibition, Judging all Quilting Entries
2000 Scribing for Jury of Y2Quilt Show
2000 Judge, Y2Quilt Show, Challenge Show, Victoria, BC
2000 Scribing For Jury of APNQ Show, Seattle, WA
2000 Judge, Duncan Festival of Quilts, Duncan, BC
2002 Northern California Quilters Council/APNQ, Four Day Judging Course, Seattle WA.
2004 Assistant for Judging of APNQ Show, Seattle, WA
2005 Judge, Moose Jaw Quilt Show, Moose Jaw, SK
2006 Judges Scribe for APNQ Quilt Fest, Seattle, WA
2010 Judge, National Juried Show, Quilt Canada