Instructors Home Machine Quilting & Sewing Show 2017
Featured Artist HMQS 2017 - Kimberly Einmo
Kimberly Einmo is an author, award-winning quilter, designer, international
instructor and quilt judge.
She has written five best-selling books
published by the American Quilter’s Society including Modern Quilts & More,
Precut Bonanza, Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, Jelly Roll Quilts & More, Quilt A
Travel Souvenir, and her sixth book, Clever Combo Quilts, will be published
in the autumn of 2016. Kimberly has hosted five very popular online
courses on CRAFTSY including the 2015 Summer BOM, Magical Blocks: Out of the
Box, Magical Jelly Roll Quilts, Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt, and Amazing
Kimberly writes a regular column in American Quilter
Magazine entitled, Kimberly’s Korner, and she has written many articles
which have appeared in numerous publications including American Patchwork
and Quilting Magazine, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts Magazines, Best
Modern Quilts, American Quilter Magazine, Quilters’ Home Magazine, Japanese
Patchwork Tsushin Magazine, Down Under Quilts, Irish Quilting Magazine and
Studios Magazine. In addition, she has appeared on television and radio
programs such as America Quilts Creatively and Pat Sloan’s American Quilting
and Patchwork Radio Show. See complete
details about Kimberly Einmo
Natalia Bonner - St. George, UT
Natalia Whiting Bonner has
enjoyed piecing quilt tops for more than twenty years. She learned how to
quilt on her conventional home machine. She felt good about it, but decided
that if she really wanted to take her quilting to the next level, she needed
to invest in a longarm machine.
In 2007, when she was pregnant with
her daughter, she got the crazy idea to quit her job as a dental assistant
and become a longarm quilter. Without really knowing what a longarm machine
was, she spent a day at a longarm dealer’s shop and walked out after
purchasing a Gammill machine. Natalia’s passion for quilting and being creative has grown
each day since. Whether it’s working on an intense show quilt or a simple
baby quilt, Natalia has become a real quilting addict. She teaches at quilt
guilds and shows, including Road to California and QuiltCon East, and has
filmed TV shows with Nancy Zieman and Jodie Davis.
She has won
numerous awards for her work and has been featured on Moda Bake Shop, in
Quiltmaker Magazine and American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, and in books
such as Fresh Fabric Treats, Modern Blocks and Sweet Celebrations with the
Moda Bake Shop Chefs, Modern Quilts From the Blogging Universe. Natalia is
the author of Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and Next Steps in
Machine Quilting co-author of Modern One-Block Quilts & Cabin Fever:20
Modern Log Cabin Quilts. Natalia is a Gammill Quilt Artist and Craftsy
Kelly Cline - Lawrence, KS
Kelly Cline is a professional
longarm quilter and considers herself a newbie to quilting. As an
accomplished calligrapher of 40 years, the movement of the longarm machine
was a natural progression.
She comes from an art and design
background that translates perfectly to longarm quilting. Known for quilting
vintage linens, Kelly loves to transform antique quilts and linens into
modern pieces of art.
Dustin (Dusty) Farrell - Cambridge Springs, PA
Dustin ("Dusty") Dusty Farrell is not your run of the
mill quilter. He has a unique teaching style with very few "rules". Dusty
teaches at shows and privately at quilt shops and retreats in the United
States and Canada.
Dusty was fortunate to be named 2014 IMQA teacher
of the year, has had his work published in numerous publications, and has
won many awards for quilting both nationally and internationally.
Carmen Geddes - Eagle Mountain, UT
Geddes brings her love of quilting and people together for a fun day of
learning. Students enjoy her friendly, low-key approach and her great
She was named Teacher of the Year at HMQS 2013.
taught at many quilt shows around the country. She resides in Eagle
Mountain, Utah with her husband Patrick. They have five children and nine
She has developed the Tensisters Piping Tool and the
Tensisters Easy Piecing Grid with its companion book, “Ten Quilts for Ten
Sue Heinz - White Bear Lake, MN
passion is teaching and she brings to each of her classes a Fine Arts and
Education background, over 25+ years of quilting experience, a sense of
humor, design expertise and a commitment to help each of her students reach
new levels of quilting excellence. She has authored four books, each
brimming with fresh design ideas for free-motion quilting and has also
designed several innovative marking tools and rulers - all to delight,
intrigue and inspire.
In addition to teaching at guilds and national
shows across the country, her designs, books and tools have been featured in
online TV and national and international publications. For more information
about Sue, her classes, books and tools and to see samples of her work,
Suzanne Hyland - Salt Lake City, UT
Michelle Hyland is an avid sewer and 5th-generation quilter. In 2001, she
developed Machingers™ quilting gloves, and started her company, Quilters
Touch. Suzanne designs products and teaches classes to help machine quilters
with freehand, free-motion quilting and fine finishing techniques.
She is an Ambassador for Handi Quilter, has filmed many machine-quilting
videos, and appeared on America Quilts Creatively and QNNtv.com.
enjoys photography, traveling, gardening, and best of all -- teaching and
sharing her love of quilting.
DeLoa Jones - South Haven, MI
Jones has been an avid quilter for 36 years. She started her Longarm career
with 20 years of teaching and hand quilting professionally. Many of DeLoa's
designs are influenced by her sense of traditional quilting with a little
twist added. DeLoa has had a machine quilting business for 16 years in which
she has a running count of about 5800 quilts. She enjoys sharing her
knowledge and designs with her students.
DeLoa was awarded the 2011
MQX Teacher of the Year. She has authored 5 books and has a line of rulers
and stencils. DeLoa has appeared on QNNTV.com and with Linda Taylor on the
QuiltingSchool.com. DeLoa and her husband Dave live in Michigan and have 8
children and 8 grandchildren.
Judi Madsen - Saint George, UT
is an award-winning quilter, author, and instructor. She has traveled the
world teaching to bring the joy of quilting to others throughout the USA,
Canada, Australia and Norway. She started her own pattern line when she was
25 and has self-published over 50 different designs for her company Green
Her first book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces, was published by
AQS in 2013. She has an online class out with iquilt.com called “Quilting
Makes a Difference” where she teaches about two different takes on quilting
- modern and traditional. She loves being able to share her passion
about quilting with others in the hopes that they will be inspired on their
own quilting journey.
Judi is married to her high school sweetheart, Clint
and they have four children. Together, they own www.greenfairyquilts.com, an
online business that started by selling Judi’s pattern, but has expanded to
fabric and notions as well.
Ann McNew - Winfield, MO
Although a quilter since
childhood, Ann has been longarm quilting for 12+ years. An award winning
Free Motion Longarm quilter, she has had quilts displayed at various quilt
shows, including Houston, Paducah, MQS and MQX.
Some of her work can
be seen in several books and has been featured in On Track magazine. As a
Longarm Educator, Ann loves to share her techniques with other quilters,
encouraging them to adapt quilting designs to their individual style. Her
classes are not only educational, but fun and entertaining.
Active in many of her local Quilt Guilds, Ann is also
President of her local Long Arm Guild, ShowMe Long Arm Quilters. Ann's first
passion is family, with 10 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren keeping
her busy. Ann and her husband are also avid motorcycle enthusiasts and scuba
Gina Perkes - Payson, AZ
Gina Perkes is an internationally award-winning quilter.
She has been quilting for nearly two decades and is
featured in Gammills quilting ads and is proud to
represent them as a national spokesperson.
She has appeared on several quilting shows. Gina loves
working with other quilters sharing her techniques and
helping them find inspiration and gain confidence.
She believes that quilting is therapeutic and strives to
create a stress-free, fun learning environment for her
Nancy Prince - Orlando, FL
Prince, an award winning quilt artist from Orlando, FL, specializes in
thread painting. Nancy and Linda French are the co-winners of the 2014
Handi-Quilter Best of Show award for "On This Winter Day" at the
International Quilt Festival in Houston, and in 2016 at the HMQS show in
Salt Lake City and Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Shipshewana, Indiana.
is the author of two books Simple Thread Painting and Thread Painting with
Style. She currently has a show and classroom lessons on www.thequiltshow.com
have appeared in national magazines and have won numerous quilting awards.
She has received First Place Pictorial winner at American Quilter’s Society
Quilt Show in Paducah and Best of Show at the NQA Quilt Show.
have included 16 Viewer’s Choice Awards, Most Creative Use of Thread,
Artistic Merit, Outstanding Innovative Quilt and Judge’s Recognition at
Paula Reid - Palmdale, CA
has been quilting for 25 years and her specialty is teaching and quilting
large quilts on a domestic machine.
Using a method she calls Fluff &
Stuff, she has quilted over 1500 quilts; 50% of them queen-size, 25% king
and the remainder everything smaller. Paula spends 30 weeks a year
traveling and teaching her quilting techniques.
Shelley Sieverkropp - Creston, WA
Shelley Sieverkropp first
found her love of sewing on a treadle machine, using a phone book to be able
to reach the pedal.
Shelley pulls from years of experience: from
making her own school clothing in third grade, working in a jacket factory,
a restaurant owner, computer programmer, accountant and now longarm quilter.
She combines techniques that apply across the spectrum to identify and
solve problems and increase your productivity.
Karen Sievert - Bailey, NC
began her quilt making journey in 1997 when her sister dragged her into a
quilt shop. She told her that all she had to do was sew a straight line!
Karen soon found out that there was a little more involved in quilting than
just stitching that straight line!
Purchasing her first long arm in 1998,
Karen became passionate about free motion quilting and the way the quilting
could totally transform a quilt. Although Karen has written two piecing
books, both published by Martingale and Co., today she teaches free motion
quilting classes on a long arm.
She has won numerous awards for her
innovative piecing and quilting skills both nationally and internationally.
Her greatest love, aside from her family and friends, is sharing the joy of
quilting with other quilters! Karen’s passion for quilting comes through in
her teaching and what she enjoys most is watching her students realize that
THEY CAN DO IT TOO!!!!
Patricia Simons - Burlington, WI
represents the family owned and operated business Quilter’s Rule. When
Quilter's Rule created the Design Tools line, Patricia developed a knack for
designing different quilting patterns. She demonstrates and teaches at shows
Her signature class “Unlock Your Creativity (The Key is
Templates)” has opened a whole new world to people who are not naturally
artists. Her techniques are applicable to all quilters regardless of whether
you hand quilt, use a home machine, a short-arm, a mid-arm, or a long-arm
machine. These techniques can even be used in a variety of different crafts.
She created the step-by-step instructions “Design Basics 101”, which are
free downloads at www.QuiltersRule.com. In addition to using templates to
create designs, she also helps create new products. She looks forward to
sharing her techniques to help you develop your own style and look.
TJ Speiser - Odin, IL
wife and mother of 3 (and now grandmother of 2), TJ Speiser learned to hand
quilt as a girl at her grandmother’s side in a small town in Southern
Illinois. Grandma taught her to tie a knot with two fingers and to
appreciate the beauty and work that makes a quilt. She went on to college to
pursue her teaching degree in Elementary/Special Education.
clothes and clothes for her children kept the needle moving, but it wasn’t
until deciding to create a family tree lap quilt for her mother that her
passion for stitching was revived. Having gone to college with a double
major in Education; TJ has been teaching in one form or another all her
life. In addition to being a quilter, teacher & designer,
TJ Speiser is also
a Creative Studio™ VS 6 Certified Trainer, Beta Tester and AutoSketch®
instructor. TJ teaches in many venues, including SUGAR, MQS, MQX, Statler
Stitcher Days, Digital Stitch Conference, East Coast Gammill Statler
Conference, as well as multiple regional Statler groups and personal
training in private homes. Website: www.stitchhappy.com, e-mail:
Connie Spurlock - Coeur d'Alene, ID
from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is owner and designer for Sew Wonderful Dreams, a
pattern company that specializes in quality patterns for paper piecing, appliqué, jackets, and home decorating.
For over 20 years, she has
been teaching at national shows, educating her students in their individual
and various learning styles.
Georgia Stull - Harrisonville, MO
Georgia Stull is a professional
longarm quilter from Missouri. She is an enthusiastic teacher that loves to
quilt, loves to teach and can’t wait to share a bit of that passion with her
Georgia is a national and international Gammill Certified Statler
Instructor in all 6 versions of Creative Studio. Don’t forget that Georgia
is also a beta tester for Creative Studio. What does that mean to you? She
will have been using the software and will be ready to teach the latest
version upon release.
She is also generous to share stories, tips and ideas
that inspire her students to gain skills and confidence as quilters and
business owners. For more information, please go to her website or Facebook
page. www.heartlandquiltworks.net, www.facebook.com/heartland.quiltworks.
Laurie Tigner - Rapid City, SD
graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Art Education.
After retiring in 2007, she let quilting totally consume her life.
In addition to numerous National and International quilting awards, and
being published in National magazines, she launched a successful pattern
design company, Laurie Tigner Designs. She loves teaching and especially
enjoys encouraging new quilters to gain confidence in their own abilities.
Debbie Tribble - Eureka, MT
began her quilting experience over 35 years ago using templates, scissors
and hand-piecing. She began teaching machine quilting techniques in 1991 and
never looked back!
Deb gave into her longing for a Gammill in 2005
with the purchase of her Statler Stitcher. An award winning quilter, and
pattern designer she has been published in several national magazines.
Currently living in Northwest Montana, Debbie’s greatest quilting joy comes
from helping other quilters reach their full potential.
As a Statler
Certified Creative Studio Instructor she provides private training around
the country as well as open classroom instruction. Debbie is also ready to
share her knowledge in the beauty and tranquility of her home studio in
Beth Watts - Minden, NV
has been sewing and quilting since she was a young girl. Beth went to work
for elinor peace bailey Cloth Dolls when she was 15 and has been involved in
the quilting industry for the past 27 years.
Beth's greatest passion
is Dimensional Fabric Art Quilting. Beth doesn't believe in rules- she
believes, we make quilts because we love to create and be inspired. None of
us "need" another quilt! Beth is a Certified Sulky Instructor who
specializes in Thread Painting.