Carol Britt is the owner of Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics which she opened in 1982. Carol loves quilts and loves to teach others her passion. Carol prefers easy machine piecing techniques so she can cut and sew lots of fabric. Carol's husband Marty is in the photo and is a big part of Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics. Marty is our Pfaff technician and all around fix-it guy. He also brings us chocolate!
I've tried everything from painting and drawing to sewing my own shirts. However, growing up in the shadow of my grandmother's suspended quilting frames in the hills just outside of Marion, VA, seems to have played a bigger role than I would have imagined. While acquiring a degree in clothing and textiles, I found quilting to be the perfect fit. Quilting has enabled me to continue to work with beautiful fabrics, while providing for a much needed creative outlet. From simple to advanced, I'm always amazed at the welcome challenges that quilting hands me.
My name is Lucille Amos and I live in Greensboro, NC. I have been quilting for almost 30 years, give or take. In 2007 I was introduced to Judy Neimeyer through a class at Randy's in Greensboro. At once, I was hooked!! I have taken four classes from Judy both in Greensboro and Tennessee. When Judy introduced her Certification program; I applied for it. After being selected to be a Certified Instructor for Judy Neimeyer Quilting; one of my requirements was to go to Montana for more extensive training. Last August I spent a week in Montana at Judy's retreat center for more training. It was a great experience. If you have ever been frustrated with paper piecing, don't like paper piecing, etc.; I urge you to take this class. Judy's techniques are foolproof and it all works. Log on to www.quiltworx.com and click on teaching, scroll down to my picture for more information.
Elaine Boyd enjoys sewing and quilting on top of beautiful Bent Mountain, VA. She has enjoyed being a part of the quilting community from the time she got hooked in 1986 with her first quilt class. The more she learned, the more she wanted to share and thus got into teaching. Elaine has taught many facets of sewing including sewing machine guide classes but especially loves to help people learn the ins and outs of quilting.
Barbara Hartlage has been a quilter for about 20 years. She loves the interplay of color and shapes. Her favorite method of quilting is paper piecing and she has completed many Judy Neimeyer quilts. She has won a couple ribbons at the Chautauqua quilt show. Most of her quilts have been given to family and friends.
My quilting life began in 1978 when I saw a magazine picture of a Log Cabin-pattern quilt. Right away I had to try my hand at this fascinating work - my sister still has the resulting pink Log Cabin. Since then I have taught myself and tried over the years to reach a level of perfection, not to show off, but because I love the beauty I can achieve through my designs. My goal is to inspire quilters all over the world with beauty and color.
My quilts have been displayed worldwide and have won international awards. They are based on traditional designs but with a contemporary and colorful twist.
I think my passion for quilting helps make me an encouraging and personable teacher. I love to share my enthusiasm for my designs with others and to bring them to a different and higher level where they can find their own artistic skills. I also show my students that quilts that may seem difficult in a picture are actually not that hard after all.
I live in the Netherlands in the old and beautiful city of Delft, famous for Royal Delft porcelain. I live close to my family , and I'm passionate for my Siamese, Mr. Pookie and for my rescued Greyhound, Amy.