Here are some of my partners in the industry. Join me in
enjoying their creativity, their eagerness to help and their fun
and friendly personalities!
Pam Henrys, Everlasting Stitches, Holt, Michigan. Pam has
closed her shop but still has a studio located at 566 North
Cedar Street, Mason, MI. She can be reached at
517-214-0062. She still has fabric! Love her!
Mary Warner-Stone, Mary Warner-Stone Designs , Durand,
Michigan. Mary has terrific original appliqué designs. She is
a teacher, lecturer and designer. Mary and I have collaborated
on a version of my Lone Star Quilt. Mary teaches classes on
The Baltimore Album and Hawaiian appliqué. Bravo, Mary!
Capitol City Quilt Guild, Lansing, Michigan. This is my local
quilt guild. I am a past President. We have over 200 members
and offer members and their guests lectures, workshops,
demonstrations, sales, presentations by local artists as well as
Nationally know fiber artists, quilt artists and quilt designers who
inspire us to be the best we can be. We hold a Quilt Show
every other year in Lansing. In 2017, it will be held at The
Summit Sports Complex in Lansing (Dimondale), MI in
October. Mark your calendars!
Ami Simms has an incredible amount of energy. Ami is an
internationally known lecturer, teacher and quilt designer. She
has a wonderful sense of humor. Visit her website and enjoy
her newsletter! If you have an opportunity to see her or take a
class from her...do so!
One of the largest Quilt organizations is the American Quilters
Society. AQS is a marvelous promoter of quilters and
innovation. They are centered in Paducah, KY. Paducah is also
the home of the National Quilt Museum. The AQS Paducah
show is held in April. Over 400 quilts will be on display plus
special exhibits and MANY nationally recognized speakers
such as Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson and Lansing's own Kay
Nickols! It is a great week of excitement, fun, learning and
reacquainting ourselves with old friends! Come and join us!
And to add to the fun and excitement, AQS will have a Show in
Grand Rapids, MI! August 10-13, 2016! See you there!
Quilting can make or break a quilt design. Kari
Smith-Ruedisale of O Sew Fine Quilting here in Lansing,
Michigan does incredible work! Se has two Gammill Long-Arm
machines to keep her busy. Kari has had quilts entered in the
Padacuh AQS show. For your next project, I highly recommend
Kari and her free-motion work.
Jacqueline deJonge of BeColourful from the Netherlands has
become a great friend....her designs are incredible! They are
not for the faint of heart! Much patience is needed. If you like
fun designs acccompanied with difficult foundation
piecing....she's your designer! You will find all of Jacqueline's
patterns available on this website.