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. She 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 instructor, as well as a former guest on Quilting Arts TV. You’ll find her work in many of your favorite quilting magazines and at her website,
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Lenore Crawford | Virginia Beach 2018 Instructor lenore-crawford

Lenore Crawford is a world-renowned quilt artist and instructor. Using fabric as her medium, Lenore achieves dramatic color, texture, and warmth in scenes created from photos that she takes herself. She has been featured in dozens of publications and has won nearly fifty national awards for her artwork, including Best Wall Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, as well as several national Best of Show awards. Her quilt PORT OF CASIS currently resides at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Lenore’s passion is creating places to dream about and escape to through fiber. See more at
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Leni Wiener | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor leni-wiener

Leni Levenson Wiener’s work begins with the photographs she takes of unaware strangers showcasing expressive body language. Leni, an art quilter, author, and instructor living outside New York City, embarked on her art quilt journey in 2004. Fourteen years later, her work has been exhibited in many juried and invitational shows throughout the United States and internationally, and appears in numerous magazine articles as well as in several compilation books of art quilts, including Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits (2013) and The Best of Quilting Arts (2011). Leni’s work can best be described as fabric collage. Photorealistic in nature, her themes focus mainly on the faces and body language of people caught in ordinary moments of their everyday lives. She has authored four books: Thread Painting (2007), Photo-Inspired Art Quilts (2009), 3-Fabric Quilts (2011), and Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook (2014). Leni also provides several services via her website, including assisting emerging artists as they find their voices, a service she calls “art quilt voice coaching.” Learn more at
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Edyta Sitar | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor edyta-sitarQuilting has enabled Edyta Sitar to express herself; her designs are the avenue to release her artistic passion! A combination of inspiration from nature, a love for fabric, a keen eye for color, and her family’s teachings blended into the recipe for Edyta’s flourishing talent. She designs quilts and quilting patterns for Laundry Basket Quilts, beautiful print and batik fabrics for Moda, and stunning threads for Aurifil.

Edyta has published books and has been featured in magazines internationally. Her quilts have been honored with many awards. As the founder and owner of Laundry Basket Quilts, Edyta is proud to carry on the family traditions that fabrics and threads have seamlessly stitched together through the generations. Her true passion and quilter’s spirit shine in her classes, workshops, and presentations. She travels all over the world sharing her experiences and connecting with quilters of all levels, inspiring them with stories about the quilts she makes. See the beauty at


Tula Pink | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor tula-pink

Tula Pink is an illustrator, fabric designer, author, quiltmaker, and generally good person.

Tula graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. It was fun, but she grew tired of being broke and decided to get a job. Tula worked briefly as an exhibit designer for museums in Southern California, where she grew up, and when that became too quiet, she relocated to the music industry. After about five years of that, her ears began to bleed, so she left her job and California and went in search of a new home. The plan was to move as far east as she could get without renting a boat, and then to work her way back west until she found a place she liked. Tula got about halfway there when she ran out of gas money and decided to stay put.

Tula now lives in a small midwestern town outside of Kansas City, MO in a house that used to be a barn and still sort of looks like one. Tula’s main function in life is fabric design. She lives for it. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns, and sewing machines, and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world. Tula is most recognized in her industries for her dark sense of humor, a flair for hiding animals in the strangest of places (artistically, not literally), and her boldly unique use of color and pattern. Tula comes from the “more is more” school of design, where there is never enough space and always room for that one last thing.

Today Tula Pink works closely with the good people at FreeSpirit Fabrics to develop multiple fabric collections every year. She’s an Ambassador for BERNINA sewing machines, develops collections for Aurifil Threads and Renaissance Ribbons, and writes books about quilting and sewing for F+W Media. Tula works all day, every day and gets very cranky when she is asked to leave the studio or asked if Tula Pink is her real name. Visit her at
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Gina Perkes-Tidwell | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor gina-perkes

Gina Perkes-Tidwell is an international award-winning quilter and quilting educator. She spends much of her time in the classroom, sharing tips and techniques with the most wonderful people in the world: quilters! Gina, a lover of all things creative, has an innate need to beautify things and feels completely blessed to have been born as an “artoholic.” Her life is filled with color, fun, ideas, texture, challenges, bling, threads, glitter, sugar, flour, and of course, CHAOS. Though she enjoys all sorts of creative outlets and mediums (gardening, mosaic, oil painting, etc.), her three favorites are quilting, culinary arts, and photography. Gina travels all over this beautiful country, sharing her techniques with others, and hosts private quilting and pastry retreats at her home in Arizona. Quilters can find more of Gina’s tips at
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Susie Monday | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor susie-monday

Susie Monday is an artist and teacher who works from her studio in Pipe Creek, about an hour from downtown San Antonio. Her large textile collage stitched art evokes the culture, stories, and landscapes of the Texas Borderlands, as well as the inner creative life of the artist. Working in mixed media on fabric, Susie dyes, screen prints, and digitally designs many of the fabrics she uses. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Susie has also taught art, creative process, and design process to children, teachers, artists, and writers across the country, both in person and online. Over the past 40 years, she has designed exhibits and programs and served as a consultant to numerous museums, art institutions, school districts, and corporations. Learn more at
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Kathy McNeil | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor kathy-mcneil

Kathy McNeil is an internationally award-winning quilt artist, judge, teacher, and designer. Hand appliquéing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find, and the quilting itself adds an additional element of texture to her work. Kathy is the designer of several patterns, including Audubon’s Christmas, Language of Flowers, and New Blessings, all available through She is the author of Landscape Quilts with Kathy McNeil (2015) and the Multiple Ways to Appliqué DVD, and she is an instructor. Kathy’s quilts have been featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Most recently, she won Best of Show at the First Annual AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah for her quilt ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. Learn more at
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Diane Henry | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor diane-henry

Diane Henry has been working with fabric since her grandmother taught her how to hand piece her first Nine Patch block at age four. A blue-ribbon-winning hand quilter, she discovered machine quilting in the late 1990s and has never looked back. Diane loves sharing her passion for machine quilting with others, leading workshops and conducting lectures at quilt shows and shops around the world. Diane has been quilting professionally since 2007, has had the privilege of serving as a Handi Quilter National Educator since 2012, and recently became a certified educator for Superior Threads.
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LUKE Haynes | Fall Paducah 2018 Instructor luke-haynes

Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, LUKE’s art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. LUKE Haynes was born in and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, LUKE enjoys experimenting with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe. A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked LUKE’s imagination, and his first quilt, measuring 7″ x 10″, has led him through years of experimentation and improvement. Further honing his style, LUKE developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He enjoys finding the textile language of each area he visits, and he uses reclaimed materials from those communities in his work. Learn more at
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