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Lisa H. Calle | Lancaster 2018 Instructor lisa-h-calle

Lisa Calle has long been interested in the fabric industry. She holds an undergraduate degree in Textile Management and Marketing and fell in love with quilting in 1997. Lisa discovered longarm quilting in 2004; under the business name Stone House Quilting, she established herself as a professional longarm quilter. Lisa has an extensive portfolio of blocks, borders, fills, and sets of designs that she sells to businesses and online, and she also has designed her own line of quilting rulers.

Lisa’s award-winning original designs have opened the door to teaching opportunities so that others can learn from her art and design skills. She believes that the friendships she has made along the way are just as priceless as the quilts she creates. Find her website at lisahcalle.com.

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Cynthia Wismann | Spring Paducah 2018 Instructor cynthia-wismann

Cynthia is a long-time quilter who loves to share ideas, techniques, and all the new and exciting processes she’s learned along her quilt journey. Traditional quilting is wonderful, and Cynthia loves to incorporate it into her small wall art whenever possible. Wall art is great fun to create and wonderful to give as treasured gifts to family and friends. As a teacher, Cynthia strives to share all the knowledge she has about the quilts she makes and to show you new ways to apply her ideas to your quilt art! Learn more at fiberartchix.com.

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Cheryl Lynch | Spring Paducah 2018 Instructor cheryl-lynch

Cheryl Lynch made her first quilt out of Marimekko fabric as an impoverished chemistry graduate student at M.I.T. It took another 17 years for her to make a second one – and then she was hooked. It has been over 20 years now. Cheryl likes to describe herself as an artist, designer, and educator. In 1996, Cheryl began teaching quiltmaking and then started a Judaic quilt pattern company, OyVey! Quilt Designs, in 1999 at the request of her students. Since then, Cheryl has had projects published in many national quilting publications, has authored two quilting books, and has won awards for her quilts at major quilt shows. In addition, Cheryl has completed several commissions for American synagogues. Cheryl’s quilts are influenced by her family and her travels, taking inspiration from wrought iron railing in Barcelona, mosaics in Israel, or brickwork in her state of Pennsylvania. She incorporates every technique she knows and develops new techniques when she needs them, designing and creating innovative and unique quilts. Learn more at Curvalicious.net.

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Spring Paducah Supply List

AQS QuiltWeek – Spring Paducah 2018 Supply List

Class#, Title – Instructor

#33502, 2-for-1 Hula Lessons – Stacy Michell

#34301, 3-Day Appraisal Skills Course (2 days) – Carol Butzke, Carol Elmore, Gerald Roy

#37106, Air Traffic Control: Foundation Piecing Paper Airplanes – Heather Givans

#38514, Alternative Hand-Quilting Stitches – Carolyn Forster & Precutting Instructions

#33505, Appliqué Stitch Lab: Tricks and Stitches for Machine Appliqué – Linda Sullivan & Precutting Instructions

#37105, Australian Bush Quilts, Sewn in a Day – Carolyn Forster

#38510, Beginning Rulerwork on Your Domestic Machine – Margy Merle & Precutting Instructions

#33201, Birds-A-Flying: Learn Three New Techniques (2 days) – Grace Errea

#33501, “Birds of All Colors” with the Amazing “Heat-Set” Technique – Grace Errea

#38505, Borders, Binding, and More! – Kris Vierra

#38512, “Bordings” Border and Binding in One – Grace Errea

#38503, Build-A-Stitch – Karen Marchetti

#33506, Bunches of Blooms by Machine – Jill Finley

#37510, Cactus Tree: Paper-Pieced Palm Leaves – Peggy Martin

#34102, Certified Appraisers’ Practices and Procedures – Carol Butzke, Carol Elmore, Gerald Roy

#38516, Chip off the Block: Make Large Quilts on Your Home Machine – Stacy Michell

#35502, Color Fabric with Paintstiks – Laura Murray

#35103, Color, Texture, and Translucency for Fiber Collage – Lynn Koolish

#37502, Combo Weave: Piece Perfect Combos – Michelle Hiatt & Precutting Instructions

#37514, Cut with Templates, Piece by Hand, Forget the Paper! – Marti Michell

#37513, Diamonds in the Sky: Piece Brilliant Diamonds – Michelle Hiatt & Precutting Instructions

#38502, Doodle Quilting – Karen Marchetti

#37103, Easy Machine English Paper Piecing – Kris Vierra

#32806, Eleven Simple Tricks and Design Secrets Every Quilter Should Know – Ricky Tims

#38506, Envelope Edge-ing for a Clean Finish to Your Amazing Quilt – Grace Errea

#39103, EQ8 Quilt Layers and Layouts: Electric Quilt 8 – Barbara Vlack

#35504, Fabric Inking 101: Visual Candy for the Seasons – Joyce Teng

#35102, Fabric Painting: Surface Design Play Day! – Lynn Koolish

#38504, Finish Your Wallhanging: Binding Techniques – Stephanie Brandenburg

#37505, Finley’s Fence: Irish Links with a Twist – Michelle Hiatt & Precutting Instructions

#38513, Fun Feathers That Fit Anywhere – Kris Vierra

#38509, Functional Fills – Karen Marchetti

#38511, Gorgeous Gridded Designs, Level 1 – Cindy Seitz-Krug

#37113, Grand Illusion: On-Point Piecing and Simple Sashings – Deb Tucker & Precutting Instructions

#37511, Hand Piecing Masterclass: Tulips – Carolyn Forster

#34501, Hands-On Appraising – Carol Butzke, Carol Elmore

#33101, Hawaii for a Day: Trace, Fuse, and Cut a Hawaiian-Style Quilt – Stacy Michell

#37102, Herringbone Pillow – “Modern Quilt Magic” – Victoria Findlay Wolfe

#37504, Hexagons by Hand, American Style – Marti Michell

#38507, I Can Quilt That: Make a Plan for Your Tricky Tops! – Amanda Leins

#37512, In Flight: Fun with Flying Geese – Michelle Hiatt &  Precutting Instructions

#36501, Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Embroidery – Jennifer Lee

#37501, Jelly Roll Jive – Peggy Martin

#37107, Jelly Roll Star Quilt in a Day – Carolyn Forster


Linda Thielfoldt | Virginia Beach 2018 Instructor linda-thielfoldtLinda Thielfoldt, an award-winning quilter and owner of The Quilted Goose in Troy, Michigan, has been quilting for over 40 years. She loves to share quilting knowledge as a teacher of quiltmaking and machine quilting for over 25 years. Linda teaches at major shows and guilds and specializes in fearless quilting; her classes are taught in a no-rules, fun, and lively style that nurtures inspiration and new ideas. She offers a wide variety of classes on quilting, piecing, appliqué, and everything in between. In addition to designing quilts and machine quilting patterns, Linda is a writer of all things quilting, and her articles have appeared in many top quilting and sewing magazines. She has appeared on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and is the author of On My Way to Baltimore (2016). Find out more at thequiltedgoose.com.


Jodi Robinson | Virginia Beach 2018 Instructor jodi-robinsonJodi Robinson is a professional longarm quilter who has been honing her craft for over 20 years. She enjoys sharing her techniques with others as an instructor on iquilt.com and at national machine quilting shows. An innovator at heart, Jodi finds joy in creating pantograph designs, authoring quilting books (nine so far!) and providing professional longarm quilting services. She has won numerous national awards for her work, including Best Modern Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek – Phoenix, Arizona in 2014. Jodi’s students will leave her classes with quick and easy methods to create beautiful, freehand machine quilting designs for personalizing any quilt. Visit her blog at jrdesigns.wordpress.com.


Linda M. Poole | Virginia Beach 2018 Instructor linda-pooleWhen Linda M. Poole was a little girl, she had an insatiable desire to make things. Her grandmother gave that energetic little girl a way to have fun and participate by propping Linda on her lap and showing her how to sew. Linda had her own needles, scissors, and threads before she began kindergarten and was taught to respect her tools. She remembers her mother teaching her to crochet, knit, and embroider, while her father took her on adventures. Author of Painted Appliqué: A New Approach, Linda stays busy as a quilt instructor, lecturer, and fabric designer, and her life revolves around photography, writing, painting, and sewing. Linda has a passion for travel, teaching, and sharing her experiences with people around the world just like you. She has taught throughout the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, and Italy, and she is an iquilt.com instructor. You’ll find her at lindampoole.com.


Toby Lischko | Virginia Beach 2018 Instructor toby-lischkoToby Lischko’s philosophy is “quilting should be fun, not hard.” Toby has been quilting since 1985 and teaching quilting classes since 1995. She considers herself a traditional quilter who loves working with traditional quilt blocks, but adds her own special flair to the designs. She has won many national awards for her quilts including the 1st Entry in an AQS Contest award sponsored by YLI for CELESTIAL CROWNS in Paducah in 2005. Toby designs patterns and templates under the name of Gateway Quilts & Stuff, Inc. The focus of her business is to inspire others with her love of quilting through teaching. She also does commissioned work for many of the major fabric companies and has been published in most of the national quilt magazines. Toby’s background in special education has helped to make her an excellent quilting teacher. See more at gatewayquiltsnstuff.com.


Judi Kirk | Virginia Beach 2018 Instructor judi-kirkJudi Kirk was a lover of quilts before she was a quiltmaker, and she was originally inspired to join the quilting scene when she attended an exhibition at Faversham Library in Kent, England. Since then, her passion has exploded into a full-time craft, and she finds joy in making quilts for the Linus Project and other charities. Judi is the regional organizer for the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, teaching workshops and arranging social events, and she finds inspiration in the various modern quilt guilds she is a part of. She is also a certified judge, most recently jurying for the Quilt Around the World competition in Munich, Germany. Judi lives in Canterbury with her wonderful, supportive husband.


Linda J. Hahn | Virginia Beach 2018 Instructor linda-j-hahnOften described as animated and energetic, Linda Hahn specializes in teaching empowering classes loaded with information and tons of fun. Linda enjoys taking complex-looking projects and making them possible for everyone. Linda is a multiple award-winning author of five books published by AQS: New York Beauty Diversified, New York Beauty Simplified, Rock That Quilt Block: Weathervane, Rock That Quilt Block: Hourglass, and Quilt Matchup: Cash vs. Stash. Her fellow New Jersey Quilters named her the New Jersey All Star at the New Jersey Quilt Convention in 2009. She was named the 2009 NQA Certified Teacher of the Year and is a BERNINA ambassador and an iquilt.com instructor, as well as a former quest on Quilting Arts Television. You’ll find her work in many of your favorite quilting magazines and at her website, froghollowdesigns.com.