Show Faculty

We take the time to search out the best in the industry, introducing you to exceptional designers, best-selling authors, creative thinkers and visionaries. Taking classes at Georgia Quilt Show adds to a memorable and satisfying experience!

Frieda Anderson
Elgin, IL
Friestyle 

Frieda received her BS in art history, with a minor in ceramics, at the University of Vermont. As an adult her fashion interests led her to tackle an associate's degree from Harper College in Fashion Design. Her creativity began in early childhood with making doll clothes and stuffed animals. In her studio, Frieda creates contemporary art quilts and one of a kind wearables. Her specialties include, fusing, creative machine quilting, original pieced quilts, and designing elegant and original garments. Frieda hand-dyes luscious cotton and silk fabrics for use in her quilts and has created a personal color palette evident in her work. She enjoys giving quilt lectures, teaching and demonstrating her techniques in workshops. www.friestyle.com

 
Barb Callahan
Venice, FL
Barb Originals
Barb designed and constructed one-of-a-kind garments using her label Barb Originals and sold them at art shows for almost 25 years, alongside her antique linens, buttons and trimmings. After years of hearing customer requests for patterns and instructions for these very wearable items, she decided to accommodate them. Today Barb travels the U.S. sharing her expertise in using vintage linens, buttons, hankies, trimmings and more to create stylish, flattering and easy-to-make clothing and accessories. She holds a bachelors degree in education and a masters degree in administration and counseling, and has also attended classes at FIT in New York. Her articles have appeared in Threads, Sew Beautiful and her company’s newsletter. www.barboriginals.com


Tammie Campbell

Akron, OH

Tammie grew up in Canfield, Ohio and moved to Florida in 1973 with her family. In 1975, the family moved to Put-In-Bay, Ohio. While living on the island, Tammie did quite a bit of quilting and sewing and enjoyed doing many different crafts. Tammie's love of beading started around 2000 when she and her husband were living at the Dry Tortugas National Park. They were lucky to have a woman there that shared her talent and her beads with the staff, and Tammie has been in love with beads ever since. As she moved on to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee and then on to Lake Roosevelt in the state of Washington, Tammie took many classes and tried many forms of beading. In 2010 Tammie's husband retired from the National Park Service and they moved back home to Ohio. Tammie
has two beautiful granddaughters that she enjoys as often as she can.


Regina Carter
Jackson, GA
Regina Carter is a professional longarm quilter from Jackson, Georgia. Regina began has been quilting for 30 years, professionally for 10 years. She works full time for customers and is experienced in both Gammill hand guided quilting and Gammill Statler Stitcher computerized quilting. Over the years her award winning quilts have gained her local, regional, and national recognition in shows and publications. Regina teaches longarm quilting at shows and private studios. Regina challenges herself with every quilt to provide her customers with a work of art.


Colleen Casey
Marietta, GA
Some Art Fabric
I knew I would be an artist at an early age – I need to make things. Throughout school I excelled at all creative endeavors and decided to attend Savannah College of Art and Design. After college I moved back to Atlanta and began a career as a fine artist. In '98 I started teaching high school art, so I could share the joy that art brings me. Now I teach, parent and create art as time permits. I feel that everyone should be able to create and I use my time and talents to help others find joy in art.  www.someartfabric.com

Pam Clarke
Spokane, WA
Home Stitches, 
Designs with Lines, Gammill Educator
Pam Clarke has been quilting since the late 1960’s and sewing since she could hold a needle. She lives in Spokane WA, has 3 children and 3 granddaughters; she grew up in Sacramento CA. Pam has been machine quilting and teaching machine quilting, piecing and appliqué classes since 1988. She is the owner of Homes Stitches a professional machine quilting business that was started in 1988. Her work can be seen in several published magazines and books. She has quilted for Debbie Mumm, K-P kids, Fiber Mosaics, Mary Lou and Company, Fabric Sales, Kaufman, Bernantix, Retta Weirheim and Martingale. To this date she has quilted over 7000 quilts and has made several hundred. Pam has appeared on Quilt Central and with Linda Taylor for PBS. She has also been featured in Fons and Porter as a Celebrity Quilter. Pam teaches all over the USA. Her favorite type of quilting is appliqué mixed with simple piecing with a scrappy look that has won her numerous ribbons across the USA.

Designs with Lines is another business that was started by Pam Clarke in 1998. This technique was designed to help speed up the quilting process by using simple lines as a guide to create individual designs. Pam has been creating her own stencils for several years and this technique is used for the home machine quilter or the longarm machine quilter. She has available 11 videos From Beginning to the Advanced Machine quilter, along with Sketchbooks full of ideas to go along with her stencils.

Pam is also very excited to be on board with Gammill Quilting Longarm.  homestitches.com


Dusty Farrell
Cambridge Springs, PA
Country Stitchin
Dusty is a free-hand quilt artist. He is mostly recognized for his incredibly fast no holds bared quilting and "Quilting in the Dark". He has quilted for several top designers in the industry and has appeared in numerous magazines and “Quilt It” online program. Always being up for change Dusty changes quilt designs on the fly to fit his unique personality. Dusty's motto’s are "the imperfect perfect" and “If I can draw it I can quilt it“. www.cscountrystitchin.com

software products. Whether it’s garment sewing, home décor, quilting, or heirloom techniques, her creations express her love of the industry. Sharing her ideas, talents, and knowledge with sewing enthusiasts everywhere is what gives Cathy the most pleasure. www.babylock.com
 

Diane Gloystein 
Lincoln, NE
Sulky of America

Diane Gloystein travels across the country as a freelance educator. She loves to share her passion and enthusiasm for embellishment as she entertains and educates. Her creations have been featured on Fons & Porter Love of Quilting, America Sews with Sue Hausmann, Sewing with Nancy and Quilting Arts television shows. Diane's creation, Caribbean Sunset appeared in the 2008 Rendezvous Bernina Fashion Show.
A love of designing interesting and original clothing led to a lifelong love affair with fabric and fiber arts. A sense of whimsical imagination is found in many of Diane's creations. She inspires her audiences with high energy presentations featuring a myriad of sewing techniques, surface design and embellishment techniques that will excite quilters and enthusiasts of fiber arts. www.sulky.com


Rachel Griffith
Elyria, OH
Rachel Griffith Designs
Rachel Griffith has always been the artistic girl in the bunch. She’s had a lifelong interest in arts and crafts. Her love affair with sewing and quilting started in a home economics class her sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t until years later that she discovered just how much she really enjoyed creating with fabric. Aside from being a busy mom of four and a coach’s wife, you’ll find her playing with fabric or designing patterns for Rachel Griffith Designs. She is the author of Quilts Made with Love and has been featured in several quilting magazines. To see examples of Rachel’s work, see her website: www.psiquilt.com


Debbie Grifka
Ann Arbor, MI
Esch House Quilts

Debbie has been sewing all her life and quilting for the past eleven years.  Her designs have appeared in such magazines as Stitch, Quilting Arts Gifts and Modern Patchwork and she publishes her own patterns as Esch House Quilts.  Debbie's quilt "Ephemeral Elegance", using her bias appliqué technique, won first place in its category at the American Quilter's Society Quilt Show in Paducah in 2011.  She is Vice President of the Ann Arbor (MI) Modern Quilt Guild and loves to share her passion for quilting.




Darlene Guillory
Groves, TX
Pfaff Educator

Darlene has served as an Educator with Pfaff since 1991. Known for her versatile talent and sincere passion for many areas of sewing and embroidery, Darlene takes pleasure in sharing her vast knowledge and skills. A plethora of credentials and 50+ years of sewing, enhance Darlene's expertise as a professional and personable teacher. She has published books and CD's, i.e. "Traditional Cutwork Made Easy", "Crazy Patch Stitches and more", "Clothespin Angels with your Embroidery Machine". Darlene was a guest on Houston Public Television, Sewing with Nancy, Martha's Sewing Room, and America Quilts Creatively. She has certifications in Martha Pullen, Nancy Zieman, Jenny Haskins, Susan Cleveland, Betty Cotton (the Cotton Theory), , Mattie Henderson (Quiltsmart), Marti Michell, Linda McGehee, Karen Boutte (the Quilt Diva), Linda Lee Vivian, & Cindy Losekamp.


Ebony Love
Grayslake, IL
LoveBug Studios

Award-winning author and quilter Ebony Love is recognized as one of the leading experts in fabric die-cutting techniques. She regularly produces free videos featuring tips and techniques for die cutting and long arm quilting, which are posted to her YouTube channel. In her quilting, you’ll see Ebony’s fondness for blindingly-bright prints, and her unabashed use of batiks and solids. She considers herself a traditional quilter who uses modern tools and color palettes to interpret her artistic voice; of course, if it can’t be die cut, it probably isn’t getting made! 

Ebony has authored several books including The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips, Notes & Doodles, and the Adventures in Fabric Die Cutting series. Ebony shares her knowledge and advice widely via online forums, her own website, and teaching engagements across the US. She is the Editor-in-Chief of a magazine for fabric die-cutting enthusiasts called Blocks to Die For! Ebony is a recurring guest on Mary Fons’s show Quilty (available on QNNtv.com) and has had her artistry featured in several national publications. She is also an accomplished long arm quilter, and a regular columnist for Quilty Magazine.

lovebugstudios.com – Cut. Quilt. Love.
blockstodiefor.com – The Magazine for fabric die-cutting enthusiasts
equivalentdienotation.com – Unlock your quilt patterns for die cutting


Kim Montagnese
Amherst, OH
AhHa!
Kim began playing with fabric and sneaking the use of her mom's "forbidden" sewing machine in the early 70s. Long before great fabric or creative classes were available, Kim was forced to make it up as she went along. She came to love the look of hand appliqué, but lacked the patience. Fortunately, a series of mistakes led to the method she uses today. Students love the "no curved piecing"," inside out" and "quilts that keep on giving" concept of quilting. Kim loves the AHHA! moment students experience and has felt privileged to share the fun for the past 20 years.
 
Kim's quilts have won many awards throughout Ohio, been displayed at the Denver International Airport as well as private collections across the country and also featured in Art Quilt Calendar. She is a member of Lorain County Piecemakers, Studio Art Quilters Association and Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Quilt Alliance. Current new projects include becoming a certified Zentangle Teacher… and sharing the tangling on fabric fun at EXPO classes.

http://insideoutquilts.com “Inside-Out-Broken Quilts”
http://colorzmyworld.blogspot.com
www.interweave.com (Piece in Cate Pratos book Mixed Media Self-Portraits)
www.martingale-pub.com (Two quilts in Leigh McDonald's book Adventures In Circles)
 
 
Marty Moon
Culpeper, VA
Early Times Workshop
Owner of Early Times Workshop for 20 years, Marty enjoys quilting and doing other types of needlework. Trained by hand in very traditional quiltmaking, Marty prides herself on the technical aspects of her quilts and is passionate about passing those skills on to others. Always seeking a challenge or competition to whet her appetite, Marty grounds her ‘art’ quilts in her traditional background. You can find one of Marty’s quilts in Quilting with Manhole Covers by Shirley MacGregor. www.earlytimesworkshop.com


Jean Nolte
Winterset, IA
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Editor

Jean is the editor of all Fons & Porter magazines, and is the editorial director of Love of Quilting on public television. She has been quilting for nearly thirty years, and is always excited to try a new technique. Her fabric stash contains more yardage than she could possibly use in a lifetime, but she is having lots of fun trying. fonsandporter.com


Karen Pharr
Luttrell, TN
Karen Pharr Studios

Karen is an award winning quilter with quilts shown in both Quilt Shows and Art Galleries. Karen uses nature as her main inspiration for her work. As a national teacher, pattern designer and art quilter, Karen loves to help students develop new fun and creative techniques which they can apply to their own quilting style. A yes you can attitude flows throughout her classroom so everyone can create while having fun and learning new techniques they can take with them and apply to future projects. www.karenpharrstudios.com


Jane Plisga
Katy, TX
Jane Plisga has been sewing for most of her life. The quilting bug hit around 1994 when she retired from nursing. She opened her own machine quilting business in 2002 and has been quilting for others since then all on her domestic Juki machine.She has done many award winning quilts and enjoys all aspects of quilting. This year she is president of the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston, the oldest quilt guild in Houston.


Nancy Sapin
Franklin, NC
Sulky of America

Nancy Sapin comes from an artistic and creative family. While Nancy learned to sew when she was very young, she really began sewing in earnest when she was in her early 20's. After 3 children, sewing and crafts took a back seat to owning and operating an electronic assembly business.

Nancy has now come back full circle to sewing. She moved to Franklin, NC after meeting and marrying her husband, David. Several years ago she began sewing Sulky samples to be shown at Sulky Sew Exciting Seminars, Certification Trainings and in Consumer and Trade show booths. Nancy has taught classes and lectured in 2008 & 2009 at the ASE in Novi, MI. Her felted bowl is published in Sulky's latest book "Supplement to Sulky's Secrets to Successful Stabilizing" Her newest fabric wrapped cord square trivet and bowl design was presented by Joyce Drexler on Quilting Arts TV show in February, 2009, and will be published in Sulky's future Embellishing book.

Quilting and sewing have become her passion, along with cooking, gardening, and being a new grandparent. Becoming a National Educator representing Sulky of America has combined all of her acquired talents and fulfilled her other passion, to teach what she knows with fun and enthusiasm. www.sulky.com


Lisa Sipes
Philadelphia, PA
Lisa Sipes is a self taught, award winning quilter and embroiderer whose work can been seen in several books (to be announced on the blog as they release), magazines (American Patchwork & Quilting, Generation Q, Fons & Porter, McCalls, etc) , and competitions and exhibits worldwide. She has also appeared on the television show It's Sew Easy, which airs on PBS. Lisa entered the quilting world somewhat by accident and never looked back. She learned to quilt in a most unusual way - learning to longarm machine quilt for others before making her first pieced quilt top. Lisa has an enthusiasm and passion for all things stitched and enjoys helping others turn ordinary into extraordinary. Her main specialty is making beautiful, heirloom quilts out of poorly pieced, "problem" quilt tops. Lisa takes a straight forward but laid back approach to teaching and likes to provide a classroom setting that is more like a gathering of old friends. She loves to encourage and inspire, and remind all quilters that the main objective of quilting is to have FUN! You can follow Lisa's needle adventures at thatcrazyquiltygirl.blogspot.com  

 
Holice Turnbow
Sturbridge, MA
Holice Turnbow is a Quilt Judge and Teacher certified by the National Quilting Association. His quilting career began in the early 70's when he was asked to teach needlework and quilting for a county recreational program. National exposure followed in 1978 when he served as a consultant to the West Virginia Department of Culture and History to organize a quilt show in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service's issuance of a commemorative stamp recognizing quilting as a folk art. He also served on the planning committee for the First Continental Quilting Congress held in Arlington, Virginia in 1978. These two events resulted in invitations to lecture and teach at quilting events across the United States and in Canada.

Holice Turnbow lectures and conducts workshops in many quilting techniques with emphasis on those subjects related to the development and use of quilting designs. He has written for various quilting magazines and appeared on public television. with Kay Wood's "Strip Quilting with Kaye" and "Quilting for the 90's." He also appeared on 13 segments of "Heirlooms by Design" which was shown in the Alabama area through the CBS cable networks. He has also filmed six shows on QNN representing The Stencil Co.

He is the former co-curator of the "Hoffman Challenge" with Betty Boyink, and has served as a quilt consultant to a number of companies. Holice has also designed and made garments for two invitational exhibits and has designed and made quilted items for various other special exhibits and quilt challenges including the exhibit "Men of Biblical Proportions."


Nelly Vileikis
Aurora, OH
Nelly's colorful, playful personality encourages students of all levels to reach beyond their normal limits and her goal is for her students to take their newly learned skills into future successes. With an advanced degree in math, a voracious appetite for quilting and a passion for teaching, Nelly is well on her way to becoming a world class quilting artist and teacher. She willingly shares her talent with her students and encourages each to take their knowledge to the next level. </div>

Nelly is an accomplished quilter who has won numerous awards in local as well as national competitions. For over ten years she has taught in several quilt shops, at many Quilt Guilds throughout North Eastern Ohio, Quilting Get-A-Ways and private classes. She is also a designer. Confidence building instruction, mixed with great attention to detail, not to mention a whole lot of fun adds-up to great classroom experience for those who sign up for her classes. www.artelasquilts.com
 
Helene Weber
Navarre, OH
My passion has always been art in any form, but I have truly fallen in love with fiber art. My background is in fine art; drawing, painting and sculpture, and I use this experience in creating my quits. Although I have always viewed quilts as art, it wasn’t until recently that I have discovered the blending of traditional art mediums ; colored pencil, paints, and inks, with quilting. I love painting and working with fabric because of the versatility it lends to the artist and I like using a variety of art mediums along with longarm quilting on my art quilts.
  


Victoria Findlay Wolfe
New York, NY
15 Minutes of Play

Victoria Findlay Wolfe, painter, photographer, and quilter, was raised on a farm in rural Minnesota. She learned to sew and quilt when she was four years old. Her grandmother and mother were quilters, and her father, a farmer, also had an upholstery business. Victoria graduated from the College of Visual Arts with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1993. A year later, she arrived in New York City.

After some success as a painter, she discovered quilting blogs, returned to quilting, and started receiving commissions. Seeking the company of other quilters, she founded her blog, bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com. To satisfy a response to her creative philosophy, she started her teaching site, www.15minutesplay.com.

Victoria began an outreach program for a housing project in the South Bronx, New York, through which hundreds of quilts have been made and donated from quilters worldwide (see www.bumblebeansbasics.com). In addition, 60 quilts were auctioned to raise more than $30,000 for the Acacia Network (formerly BASICS/ Promesa).

Victoria is the founder of the New York Metro Mod Quilt Guild and a member of New York City Empire Quilters and Minnesota Quilt Guild. She is also on the board of directors for the Alliance of American Quilts. Victoria lives in Manhattan with her husband, Michael Findlay, an art dealer, and their daughter, Beatrice.


Jean Ann Wright
Marietta, GA
From 1986 to 2007 Jean Ann edited an international quilting magazine titled QUILT, plus a variety of special interest titles. After retiring she has written three books published by Landauer Publishing Corp: Circle of Nine, Sashings and Settings and First Time Log Cabin Quilts. She is a freelance designer, designing quilts for several major fabric manufacturers. Her quilts are frequently shown in popular quilting magazines and frequently appear on the cover. She has designed two fabric collections for Newcastle Fabrics and a Log Cabin Trim Tool that is manufactured by Creative Grids, introducing a new quick and easy method to make log cabin blocks.