Long Beach Quilt Festival Faculty*
While shopping with her mother in 1977, Charlotte wandered into a quilt shop and everything changed. She brings a variety of talents and humor to her classes and has been teaching in 1978. Her first quilt was sold right after she completed it, the first of many. In 1981, Charlotte opened a quilt shop, Quilt Works, which sold in 1999. She has been teaching nationally and internationally since 1991.
205 Progressively Surprised—Progressive Class
300 Let Me Surprise You!
405 Let Me Surprise You! One More Time
420 Lecture—Progressive Reveal
426 Longarm Ruler Roundabout!—HQ Capri Hands-on
Lisa H. Calle
With a degree in Textile Management and Marketing, Lisa found a love on the “other” side of textiles...the artistic side. Never thinking of herself as creative, everything changed once she drove her first longarm. Along her journey, she has produced award winning quilts, DVDs, and the Quilter's Groove line of templates. She loves to inspire others through teaching.
215 Rulers for Rookies—Longarm Hands-on
230 Feathers for the Timid—Longarm Hands-on
310 Perfect Plumes—Longarm Hands-on
320 Pebbles, Echoes, and Crosshatches, Oh MY!—Longarm Hands-on
400 Divide and Design, Get It Done!—Longarm Hands-on
Kimberly is an author, award-winning quilter, fabric designer, international instructor, quilt judge, CRAFTSY/Bluprint class host, and the National Spokesperson for Janome America. She has written six best-selling AQS books, created a signature line of rulers, and writes the “Stray Threads” for American Quilter. Kimberly is a featured artist for the Electric Quilt Company, developed three software products, and her Timeless Treasures fabric collection is Solid-ish.
206 Lone Starburst II
301 Progressive with a Twist Mystery Quilt Class—Progressive Class
406 Flying Geese Crossing
420 Lecture—Last Course Progressive Reveal
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald
Gyleen makes quilts that blend color, pattern, and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. She infuses engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex geometric quilts. Her quilts have earned Best of Show honors, and her books include Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles: The Path to Modern Quilts. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen.
207 Over and Under Rainbows
302 Modern Free Wheeling Circles
Jane has been sewing and crafting all her life, has been making fabric collage for over 15 years, and is inspired by photos from nature. Her most recent work featuring pet portraits was featured in Quilting Arts TV and on Quilting Arts magazine as the cover art. She is a member of Artistic Alchemy, a small group of creatives who host an annual textile retreat at Lake Tahoe and can be found teaching workshops at International Quilt Festival in Houston and Craft Napa.
303 Dazzling Dogs Fabric Collage
415 Sunlit Sunflowers Fabric Collage
Laura began quilting over 35 years ago. The journey of quilting led to opening her quilt shop Fiberworks, designing over 50 different fabric lines, threads, and making collage quilts. Her work has won many awards, been published in magazines, and featured in ads and brochures. She chronicled her personal journey in the book Color Fusion...Fiberworks. Her collage quilts showcase fused appliqué, cut flower motifs, and an Impressionistic way of using color and value.
208 Teeny Tiny Flamingo Collage
304 Flowerfly Collage Class
407 Teeny Tiny Sewing Machine Collage Class
Jenny K. Lyon
Jenny uses her domestic sewing machine to create quilts, art quilts, and wearable art. She has sewn since age 6 and began to free-motion quilt in 2000. Her work has been juried in many judged shows and shown in art galleries. Jenny has written magazine articles, appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show, and written the book Free Motion Quilting, Ordinary to Extraordinary. Jenny has been teaching the art of quilting since 2006.
325 Free-Motion Fills and Frills on a Domestic Machine
408 Yes, You CAN Free-Motion Quilt!
An author and fabric designer, Sarah helps quilters conquer their fears and create projects reflecting their own style with a focus on mastering color and personalizing traditional quilt designs. An Aurifil thread designer and Aurifilosopher, she brings projects to life with stitchery and quilting accents. Her books and fabric collections are available worldwide and she’s published more than 100 original designs in quilting magazines.
315 Party Lights
425 Sew on the Go
Jennifer is a tech savvy fabric artisan specializing in combining traditional quilting techniques with technology driven designs and inkjet printing on fabric. Jennifer lectures about modern tools for quilters, and teaches workshops in Photoshop Elements, Electric Quilt, FraxHD an iPad app, Fabric Weaving, Reverse Appliqué, and Tatting.
220 DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric—Hands-on
231 Fractal That! Design—Designing Fabric the Fun and Easy Way
Catherine learned to knit and sew as a young girl. 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 been a guest on Quilting Arts TV. She is enjoying the resurgence of interest in handwork and with two DVDs and a book published on Modern Machine Quilting techniques. Catherine delights in finishing her own quilts on a domestic machine!
221 Walking Foot Quilting—Get Out of the Ditch!
232 Further Steps in Walking Foot Quilting
Karen K. Stone
A quilter since 1986, Karen's inspiration manifests equally of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous awards in international competitions. Her Clam Session received the Master of Innovative Artistry award from the International Quilt Association in 2009, and her Indian Orange Peel was People's Choice at Quilt National '95. Having enjoyed success in design, publication, and teaching, she finds no greater satisfaction than in finishing something new.
210 Innovative Appliqué—Ogee Lotus
305 Shellfire and Clamnation
409 The Other Mystery—Progressive Class
420 Lecture—Progressive Reveal
Linda loves creating colorful contemporary quilt designs and patterns as well as teaching quiltmaking! Her designs are known for their modern, whimsical look, adventurous appliqué, and fearless use of color. She’s designed hundreds of quilt patterns, authored two books, and designed fabric collections. She and her husband, Carl, reside in Palm Desert, CA and enjoy collaborating in their design company, Colourwerx, traveling nationally to teach and share their love of quiltmaking.
410 ColourBugs & Curves
David 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 American Quilters Society (2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA's spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008). His pictorial quilts hang in numerous private collections.
222 What to Look for in a Stationary Sit-Down Longarm—HQ Capri Hands-on
233 Feel the Rhythm—Learn the Basics of Free-Motion Quilting—HQ Capri Hands-on
306 Timing and Tension—Take Control of Your Free-Motion Quilting—HQ Capri Hands-on
316 Lecture—Who Am I to Judge?
416 Fill in the Blanks—Fun, Free-Motion Designs—HQ Capri Hands-on
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