Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie has been creating custom clothing professionally for over 20 years. During this time, she has received many awards and accolades for her skill and creativity. She has taught numerous classes for sewing, quilting and weaving groups and is a regular contributor to Threads and Sew News Magazine. She serves currently as the national president of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals.
For more than 10 years Rae has been creating artful wearables and limited edition jackets. In 2008, Rae was awarded a grant by the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild to design jackets collaboratively with quilters and weavers. This project led to the establishment of Fit for Art Patterns which introduced its original pattern, the Tabula Rasa Jacket, in 2011. Learn more about Rae at www.fitforartpatterns.com and www.raecumbie.com
Cambridge Springs, PA
Dusty is a longarm quilt artist. His quilting ranges from everyday quilting for customers to show quality. He has been awarded top prizes at multiple shows around the U.S. Dusty is a “no holds barred” quilter who has lost the rule book somewhere along the way. Dusty's mottos are: "If I can draw it I can quilt it," and "the imperfect perfect.” www.cscountrystitchin.com
Cambridge Springs, PA
Stephanie is a self taught quilt designer and quilter. She and her husband Dustin own and operate a quilt shop in northwestern Pennsylvania where they reside with their three sons and their critters. Stephanie has won several quilting awards and continually raises the bar for herself and her students. Stephanie enjoys the art of quilting from beginning, to a perfect binding ending. She will teach you about different types of binding, how to apply binding, and perfect invisible hand work that is sure to change your mind about how you think about binding.
Sharon was a quilt shop owner for 13 years as well as a teacher, and designer of appliqué quilt and wallhanging patterns. We not only want to design beautiful quilts but also to show quilters how easy and fun appliqué really is.
Teaching has given me my greatest personal satisfaction. I teach appliqué from beginners to advanced using the spray starch method to turn back the edges.
We have been featured on PBS quilting shows including Lap Quilting Coast to Coast with Georgia Bonesteel, Pennsylvania Quilts with a local affiliate and Quilting from the Heartland with Sharlene Jorgenson.
I have taught for many quilt guilds, local quilt shops in Pennsylvania and Ohio plus at Quilt Shows including Quilt Odyssey, Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, PMC, and The Amish Country Quilt show in Berlin, Ohio
Critter Pattern Works
I am the designer and founder of Critter Pattern Works. My name is Debora Konchinsky. I graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fabric Design from Philadelphia College of Art (now called University of the Arts), Philadelphia, PA, with an award for Outstanding Achievement. In 1977, I started quilting by taking a class in Overland Park KS. I began teaching quilting in 1978, in Dublin OH. That same year I began to specialize in machine appliqué animal designs while I was a docent at the Columbus Ohio Zoo. It wasn't until I moved back to my home state of Pennsylvania in 1987, that I became aware that my style of quilting was so different. In 1989, I published my first pattern, with the help of Barbara Spittler, the owner of Grandmother's Patches, a now defunct quilt shop in Eagle PA, and as they say, the rest is history...
Once in a Rabbit Moon
Shannon is the curator of the Children’s Artwork Quilts, one of the featured exhibits at the Lancaster Spring Quilt Show.
Shannon Shirley has been quilting since 1989. She is an award winning fiber artist, an instructor, speaker and author. She has been teaching professionally since 2006 and loves to share her eclectic styles of quilting with students of all levels, whether in her own studio or on the road. Shannon makes commission pieces and loves the challenge of designing to meet the needs of each of her clients. She creates children's artwork quilts, incorporates vintage linens, makes art quilts from her own photographs and makes memory quilts just to name a few. She grew up in an Air Force family and loves to travel but settled in Northern Virginia in 1975. www.onceinarabbitmoon.com
Arts & Old Lace: An Art Quilt Challenge
Cyndi is the curator of Arts and Old Lace: An Art Quilt Challenge, one of the featured exhibits at the Lancaster Spring Quilt Show.
Cyndi Souder has been sewing all her life and quilting for over 30 years. She lectures and teaches art quilt design and technique classes at regional and national quilt shows, including the IQA Quilt Festival in Houston. She particularly enjoys using her education degree to help quilters gain confidence and add new skills to their quilting toolboxes. Cyndi’s writing and award-winning quilts have been featured in numerous books and magazines. She makes celebration and memory quilts on commission; her book, Creating Celebration Quilts, will be available in May of 2013. She is also co-founder of Power Suits: An Art Quilt Challenge.