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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 Applique.

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.

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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 Instructor.

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

Carmen 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 techniques!

She was named Teacher of the Year at HMQS 2013.

She has taught at many quilt shows around the country. She resides in Eagle Mountain, Utah with her husband Patrick. They have five children and nine grandchildren.

She has developed the Tensisters Piping Tool and the Tensisters Easy Piecing Grid with its companion book, “Ten Quilts for Ten Sisters”.

Sue Heinz - White Bear Lake, MN

Sue’s 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, visit www.SueHeinz.com.

Suzanne Hyland - Salt Lake City, UT

Suzanne 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.

Suzanne enjoys photography, traveling, gardening, and best of all -- teaching and sharing her love of quilting.

DeLoa Jones - South Haven, MI

DeLoa 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

Judi 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 Fairy Quilts.

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 divers.

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 students.

Nancy Prince - Orlando, FL

Nancy 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.

She 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..

Her quilts 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.

Other awards have included 16 Viewer’s Choice Awards, Most Creative Use of Thread, Artistic Merit, Outstanding Innovative Quilt and Judge’s Recognition at recent shows.

Paula Reid - Palmdale, CA

Paula 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

Karen 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

Patricia 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 and guilds.

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

A 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.

Sewing her 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: store@stitchhappy.com.

Connie Spurlock - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Connie, 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 students.

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

Laurie 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

Debbie 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 Eureka, Montana.

Beth Watts - Minden, NV

Beth 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.