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Location Name & Address Description


Gayle P. Ropp
504-B N. Thomas Street
Arlington, VA  22203
Phone: 703-527-6983
Email: gpropp@verizon.net
Amish Center Diamond - 3 and 6 hour class
This workshop will be a color study to develop your own Amish Center Diamond palette for a quilt top. You will do a miniature fabric mock-up. Discussion will include quilting designs, making them to fill and fit the space, and how to mark the quilt top. In the 6-hour class you will begin to cut and sew your designed top. Machines necessary for the 6-hour class. All levels.
Drafting Fundamentals - 3 hour class
Drafting Fundamentals will be geared to show how easy it is to subdivide any size block to make the standard designs, i.e., 4-patch, 5-patch, 7-patch, 9-patch, etc. You will learn how to draft an 8-pointed star master grid from any size square, then transfer that information to draft any 8-pointed star based pattern, and you will also
learn how to draft a mariners compass master grid. Beginner and intermediate levels.
Quilting Design & Stencil Making - 3 hour class
Now that the quilt top is pieced, how and where do I quilt it? If you are confused about what and where to quilt and how much to quilt, this is the class for you. Bring in your quilt tops and let's have an old-fashion discussion session. We will explore quilting planning strategies, learn how to make a stencil to fit the space, and how to
make a feathered border and corner to fit. Note taking and demo class only. All levels.
Quilting Design & Stencil Making - 6 hour class
We will do everything in the above described class, but hands-on. We will also explore quilting ideas for your particular tops. All levels.
Spoon Quilting - 3 hour class
This class is for the beginner or anyone wishing to perfect his or her quilting skills; includes information on marking, batting, basting, frames, and tips on achieving small, even stitches. We will discuss quilting basics such as needles, thread, and thimbles. Instructor uses the T. J. Quick Quilter quilting spoon. All levels.


Paula Golden
2095 Plank Drive
Blacksburg, VA  24060
Phone: 703.801.8680
Email: paulacgolden@comcast.net
Website: www.paulagolden.com
Selected as The Professional Quilters Magazine's "2001 Teacher of the Year," Paula offers a wide variety of lectures and workshops. From sharing ways to ergonomically set up your sewing studio, tap into your creative spirit, create unique quilting designs to drafting patterns, mariner's compasses, original paper foundation piecing designs, Hawaiian quilting and how to incorporate color into your quilts, there is something for you! Paula firmly believes that creating quilts from one's soul requires tapping into sources not traditionally followed in the quilt world. Visit Paula's website for a current list of presentations.


Colette Rose Marie Boring
129 Bank Street
Boydton, VA  23917
Phone: 434-265-6150
Email: coboring@kerrlake.com
Website: www.pennyslatedesigns.com
Have you tried the Press & Peel Applique System?

THE PATENTED PRESS AND PEEL PATTERN SYSTEM is truely amazing, it enables any level quilter with a basic knowlege of sewing to create and recreate detailed designs with accuracy! It's the newest most innovative system for fusible applique. It's fast, fun and the results are truely accurate. Another great feature of this system - it's completely reusable! Do you have a creative spirit? Do you think outside the block? Press & Peel patterns allow you to take individual parts ex. horse, fish, flower etc., and apply them to any type of surface which can take an applique such as: clothing, pillows, bed skirts, curtains, table cloths, the possiblilties are endless!

" Quilting Makes the Quilt "

How many times have you realized and heard this statement? I wanted to let you know that in addition to designing quilts, I will quilt your quilt for you too. I am limited to a queen size at this time. I complete pantographs as well as free hand designs. Most of my pantographs are designed by me. Come on in and we'll discuss your quilting needs.

Brandy Station

Deborah Schupp
17163 Tally Ho Trail
Brandy Station, VA  22714
Phone: 540-604-0988
Email: debschupp@gumbodesignstudios.com
Website: www.GumboDesignStudios.com
Deborah Schupp, owner of Gumbo Design Studios LLC, is a quilt pattern designer, quilt maker and teacher. Her style incorporates a palette alive with vivid color and surprise elements, with its roots in her native New Orleans. This brings the excitement and pageantry of Creole culture to her work. Using commercial fabrics, she finds the mix of colors and textures in a quilt is like making a rich gumbo, where the elements work together to create a unique and striking result taking traditional forms to a more contemporary interpretation. Visit her website for a view of her work, patterns, lectures and workshops. Presentations and workshops can be adapted to any size group.


Debby Kratovil
12813 Dunbarton Drive
Bristow, VA  20136
Phone: (703)366-3494
Email: kratovil@his.com
Website: www.quilterbydesign.com
Debby draws on her 17 years of designing for magazines, books, calendars and quilt samples for major fabric companies, creating trunk shows and workshops based on her own work. Shortcuts From a Short Woman (her most requested trunk show) is bursting with tips and tricks. Her latest book, Super Size 'Em Quilts, is going on the road Spring 2009. She travels throughout the USA bringing lots of quilts to inspire everyone. Visit her web site to see her up to date offerings.
For a list of workshops, see her website.


Kathy Lincoln
5613 Tilia Court
Burke, VA  22015
Phone: (703) 426-2926
Email: kathy@kathylincoln.com
Website: www.kathylincoln.com
I am available for lectures and workshops for your quilt shop or guild. The lists of workshops and lectures can be viewed on my website or contact me to create something special just for your group. I do commission work and I am available for private or small group quilting lessons. I especially like teaching beginners. Contact me for availability and prices.


Mary Humphrey
Meadowbrook Shopping Centre
Charlottesville, VA
Phone: (804)589-1319
Email: mary@cottonwoodquiltshop.com
Website: www.cottonwoodquiltshop.com
Silk ribbon embroidery, plaids and strips, foundation piecing, rug hooking.


Stephanie Eckhoff
2704 Horseshoe Drive
Chesapeake, VA  23322
Website: www.patchworkparadisequilts.com

Colonial Heights

Evelyn Townsend
Colonial Heights, VA
Email: townsend16@verizon.net
Website: myquiltplace.com/profile/EvelynTownsend
Evelyn has been a quilter for over thirty years. For the past ten years, she has designed her own quilts after she purchased the Electric Quilt software. Her quilts have been shown nationally in AQS shows in Paducah Kentucky, Des Moines Iowa, and Lancaster Pennsylvania, and in the International Quilt Festival in Houston as well as locally in the Richmond Quilters Guild shows and the Virginia State Fair. Evelyn loves to embellish her quilts with painting, embroidery, crystals and specialty fibers. She designs all her quilts using Electric Quilt and has been teaching EQ to local guilds for the past few years. She is experienced in using a longarm and in free motion quilting and frequently becomes involved in dyeing and marbling her own fabrics as well as using computer printing to embellish her fabrics. Originally from Maine and a banker by profession, she has lived in Virginia for the past seventeen years with her husband and family.


Margaret (Marty) Moon
1208 Oaklawn Drive,
Culpeper, VA  22701
Email: Etwmwm@aol.com
Many different classes and lectures available. Call or write to inquire. Daytime engagements limited.


Kristi Zirkle
56 Elizabeth Lane
Edinburg, VA  22824
Phone: (540) 984-3858
I am teaching classes through Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.


Lesly-Claire Greenberg
4114 Minstrell Lane
Fairfax, VA  22033-3219
Phone: 703-378-4577
Email: lesly-claire@lesly-claire.com
Website: www.lesly-claire.com
All phases of quilt making; traveling to present workshops and programs: Specializing in Color, Original Mystery Quilts, Foundation Piecing and Art Quilts. I founded my business Quilt Arts in 1979 and have been active in the quilt world since 1976. I have authored Sewing On the line; chapters in Experts Guide to Foundation Piecing and Foundation Pieced Nature Quilts; Articles in numerous quilt magazines; my work appears in books by Virginia Avery, Joen Wolfrom, Cyndi Souder, Mary Elizabeth Johnson and others. Quilts have been featured on TV with Georgia Bonesteel and Penny McMorris. Founding member of New Image Artist group where our initial aim was to get quilts in galleries, I have exhibited in all of the exhibitions since 1980. My quilts are in private and corporate collections.

Fairfax County

Pat Sloan
Fairfax County, VA
Phone: (703)622-8582
Email: pat@patsloan.com
Website: www.patsloan.com
Creative Talk Radio - www.creativetalknetwork.com
Blog - patsloan.typepad.com
Quilt Forum - www.quiltmashup.com


Marcia Welsh
201 Willis Rd
Franklin, VA  23851
Phone: 757-562-6380
Email: quiltmam@verizon.net
Marcia is a Margaret Miller Certified AnglePlay Instructor. AnglePlay templates make piecing with "long triangles" easy and accurate. Design possibilities are unlimited. Marcia is available for classes, workshops, guilds, and retreats. Email her for a list of current offerings or to see about creating something special just for your group. Find AnglePlay information at www.millerquilts.com.


Geraldine Wilkins
Fredericksburg, VA
Phone: 540-735 5051
Email: Dena@livingwaterquilter.com
Website: www.livingwaterquilter.com
Geraldine is a Westalee Design Accredited Teacher, a JUKI America Home Sewing Educator an 2018 Island Batik Ambassador. She offers workshops, classes, demos, lectures and trunk shows. She specializes in helping quilters learn and grow in free-motion quilting and quilting with rulers on domestic machines.

She teaches beginners how to get started on a successful journey of free-motion quilting and assists experienced quilters as they venture into new areas like whole cloth quilts, art quilts, and ruler quilting on domestic machines and sit-down long-arms.

Geraldine’s work has been displayed in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and the Virginia Quilt Museum. As a contributor her work has been published The Quilter’s Planner 2017, and One Thousand Quilt Inspiration. Please visit her website www.livingwaterquilter.com for more information.


Maryethel Miller
PO Box 766
Gloucester, VA  23061-0766
Phone: (804)694-7672
Baltimore Album quilt slide show, lecture and workshops. Restricted to VA.


Lynn Dash
112 Castello Court
Grafton, VA  23692
Phone: (804)890-2503
Variety of classes to include paper piecing techniques, machine piecing, rotary techniques, etc.


Don Bunce
P.O. Box 12
Hardy, VA  24101
Phone: 540-890-2486
Email: Donbuncequilts@aol.com
Will teach most everything for groups of 10 to 20. Have many of my own patterns for one or two day workshops.


Marilyn Pettit Hower
218 North Church Street
Marion, VA  24354
Phone: (540)783-4263
Classes can be structured to serve the unique requirements of group size, setting and experience levels in all types of forums, including quilt store workshops, guild meetings, weekend retreats and seminars. Traditional patterns as well as original design work will be explored using the newest tools and techniques available. Lectures are usually one hour long and can be delivered to any size group. I try to make my lectures as visually stimulating as possible by bringing quilts to share with the group.

Meadows of Dan

Linda M. Fiedler
Rt. 2 Box 63
Meadows of Dan, VA  24120-9419
Phone: (540)952-2834
Email: forlin@SWVA.NET
Classes and lectures on a wide variety of quilting topics and techniques, primarily machine techniques. Includes machine quilting and thread painting. Also judges shows.


Laura Blanchard
Midlothian, VA
Phone: 804-379-0435
Email: laura@plumtreequilts.com
Website: www.plumtreequilts.com/
Laura Blanchard is a quilter, teacher and designer. She began quilting in 1987 and has been teaching since 1998. Laura enjoys teaching classes of all levels where she can share her enthusiasm for quilting. She particularly enjoys seeing her students’ satisfaction in their accomplishments. In 2008, Laura was nominated for Teacher of the Year by Professional Quilter magazine.

Laura’s numerous patterns are designed for all skill levels using varying techniques and are great inspiration for classes. She designs quilts for a variety of fabric companies, including Red Rooster, Northcott, and Hoffman. Her quilts have appeared in Fabric Trends, Love of Quilting, Quilt, McCall's, and British Patchwork and Quilting magazines, and in Jennifer Chiaverieni's book, Return to Elm Creek.

Laura and her husband, Ray, live in Midlothian, Virginia. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.


Barb Sawyer
13803 Winterberry Ridge Road
Midlothian, VA  23112-4953
Phone: (804)744-4398
Email: bsawyer@gmail.com
Beginning Quilting, Intermediate Quilting, Machine Quilting, and Paper Piecing. Barb moved from Texas to Virginia in 2000, is married with two adult children and three wonderful grandchildren. In her business, Stitches by Barb, from 1993-2012, Barb designed 5 lines of fabric for Kamla Textiles, Inc, designed over 50 patterns and paper pieced Blocks of the Month, had booths at Quilt Markets and Quilt Shows, including the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and enjoyed giving lectures and workshops locally and at Quilt Symposiums. She is currently playing with thread and dyes. For more information on lectures, workshops, or patterns, please contact by phone or email.


Ginny Watson
126 Windmere Trail
Moneta, VA  24121
Phone: Phone and FAX (540)721-5872
Workshop or lecture on any of my 30+ patterns, singly or in combination, 10-20 students. Lectures: Antique Sewing Tools, suitable for 50 or less; Tips for Quilt Shows or How to Organize, Attend or Exhibit at Quilt Shows, no restrictions; How to Sharpen Your Teaching Skills, designed for teachers, potential teachers and shop owners, used at Quilt Market for past 5 years, no restrictions.

Newport News

Nancy Gloss
21 Hidenwood Shopping Center
Newport News, VA  23606
Phone: 757-596-7397
Email: ncp2005quilting@verizon.net
Website: ncpquilting.com
Care and feeding of your fabric collection, learning to speak quilt (tools, terms, and shortcuts). Send SASE for complete listing and description.


Holly Erder-Zuber
7041 Gardner Drive
Norfolk, VA  23418
Phone: (804)853-0946
Machine piecing projects along with iron-on appliqué with satin stitching and added accessories. Sculpey buttons, etc. Original patterns.

Prince George

Cheryl L. Dale-Hodges
PO Box 353
Prince George, VA  23875
Phone: (804) 458-6223
Email: meryhart@yahoo.com
Brochures available for both quilting and needlework classes. Quilting classes include: Fabric manipulation, Crayon quilts, Baltimore Album, Bargello, Basic Techniques, and many others. Needlework classes include: Redwork, English Thimblybob & other canvas work, Crazy Quilt stitching & embellishment, Blackwork, Speciality Stitches, Pulled Work, Basic Hardanger, and others. I am happy to teach in any forum (such as, guild meetings, weekend retreats, quilt store workshops, symposiums, etc.) or for any age or skill level (e.g., adults, church groups, or Girl Scouts).


Chime Saltz
176 Third Street NW
Pulaski, VA  24301
Phone: (540)980-3474
Classes and lectures in color theory


Augusta Cole
405 Berwickshire Drive
Richmond, VA  23229
Phone: 804-740-4227
Website: www.augustacolequilting.com
Many fast piecing workshops including feathered star, snappy Irish chain, Amish baskets, bowtie, stars, stripes, woven vest, woven wrenches, fun new workshops. Summer is best since she is a school teacher, but with enough notice can travel anywhere, anytime.


Joyce R. Hartley
7205 Stoneman Road
Richmond, VA  23228
Phone: 804-262-0005
Email: joyce@joycehartley.com
Website: www.joycehartley.com
For the most up-to-date information on classes and workshops, please visit the website.


Julia E. Pfaff
3104 Porter Street
Richmond, VA  23225
Phone: H: (804) 232-3966, W: (804) 367-0816
Email: jepfaff@aol.com
Classes and workshops in basic and contemporary quilting, dye techniques and surface design taught as part of the Virginia Museum Studio School program www.vmfa.state.va.us/LearnMore.html, and independently. Lectures given on a wide range of quilt/art subjects including archaeological influences for her quilts. Julia will travel for workshops and lectures.

Stephens City

Lynn Shawn
2394 Double Church Road
Stephens City, VA  22655
Phone: (540) 869-4543
Call or write for information


Dana Sonnenberg
100 Lake Dr.
Sterling, VA  20164-8606
Phone: (703)421-4003
Email: madym@erols.com
Lectures on Primitive and folk art quilting all over the country. We have a catalog, newsletter/swatch club, internet services.


Cindy Franch
Suffolk, VA
Email: frenchg6364@verizon.net
Cindy grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in Emory Virginia. Her mother and grandmother sewed, embroidered, knitted, tatted and crocheted which gave her a great appreciation for handwork. She was fascinated with the quilts from the area and started quilting in college using an old Singer treadle. She was a math teacher twenty-some years – quilting and beading the entire time. She now teaches beading classes at Beadworkz in Portsmouth Virginia, quilting classes at Bella’s Fabrics in Carrollton Virginia and non-traditional weaving classes on a loom designed with a friend – Kat Allison. She also designs quilt and bag patterns for publication. She currently lives in Suffolk Virginia with a marvelous husband and 2 beautiful cats.


Sue Shrader
208 East Main Street
Tazewell, VA  24651
Phone: (540)988-7397
Workshops in cutwork embroidery by machine, bobbin work embellishment, satin stitch appliqué, picture building and Antique Santa wallhanging, fabric embellishment and manipulation. Lecture: What’s New.

Toms Brook

Connie Broy
138 Celia Drive
Toms Brook, VA  22660
Phone: (540)436-3054
Email: clbroy@shentel.net
Website: www.conniebeequilts.com
Circular Spinner: Create circular spinners from a strata constructed of various fabric strips. Students learn to use my Spin-Ruler© and its various alignments. The Spin-Ruler© was featured in the Spring 1997 issue of American Quilter magazine.
Block Manipulation: Create many different quilts by redesigning a traditional nine-patch block. Students will learn how to draw manipulated blocks from a traditional block and to use mirrors to see various possibilities for quilts.

Virginia Beach

Karen Lee Carter
2124 Chamberling Key
Virginia Beach, VA  23454
Phone: (757) 496-9847
Email: quilter@mac.com
Website: www.KarenLeeCarter.com
Since 1997, Karen has been joyously creating original, embellished quilts. Her unique quilts have been exhibited nationally and featured in solo exhibitions. In workshops featuring her techniques, students are encouraged to add their own personal touch to each project and embellish with abandon. Karen's lectures and presentations are designed to inspire quilters to cultivate their creativity.
For information on Karen's workshops and lectures visit her website and Facebook Page www.facebook.com/KarenLeeCarterQuilts.

Virginia Beach

Paula Harr
Virginia Beach, VA
Phone: 757-572-1919
Email: patchworkbypaula@gmail.com
Website: www.patchworkbypaula.net
Paula has been quilting since the 1980’s. In 1996 Paula moved to Virginia Beach, Va. and put all of her quilting supplies in the attic for ten years while she concentrated on her nursing career. In 2007 her son asked her to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt for him and his fiancée. It was now time to bring the supplies and her love of quilting out of the attic.
In June, 2014, Paula retired from her 47 year nursing career and is able to devote her time to Patchwork by Paula which specializes in T-Shirt and Memory Quilts. She was commissioned by the Neptune Festival to make a raffle quilt for the 2015 Neptune Festival. She is a member of the Tidewater Quilt Guild and the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. You can see examples of her work on her Facebook page Patchwork By Paula.
Her power point presentation on T-Shirt and Memory Quilts includes pictures of different styles of T-Shirt quilts, designing and construction techniques as well as a handout for attendees. Classes are also available. Please contact for fees and schedule.


Joan Leake
Quilt Directions
548 Pine Avenue
Waynesboro, VA  22980
Phone: (540)942-2567
Paper foundation piecing class includes designing with foundations. Mariner’s Compass, Snowflakes, Santas and more.
Rates: Lectures- $130
Workshops - $210 for 3 hours, $310 for 6 hours
Travel expenses: Meals, mileage (at $.35 per mile) and/or air fare (if necessary). Moderately prices hotel with interior entrance, in a safe area with a clean non-smoking room..


Ricki Selva
Woodbridge, VA
Email: ricki@rickiselva.com
Website: RickiSelva.com
Personally, I like to teach "process" classes, because in the typical half-day format it’s difficult to complete a block, let alone an entire quilt...But I recognize that most quilters are busy people who want tangible results. My compromise is to offer experiences that result in quilt blocks or small projects, but the big “take-home” should be a change in the way the quilter thinks.


Shannon Shirley
2811 Noble Fir Court
Woodbridge, VA  22192
Phone: 703-494-0082
Email: onceinarabbitmoon@comcast.net
Website: www.onceinarabbitmoon.com
I offer workshops, lectures and quilt-ins.
I will teach any class with two or more students. Look at the workshops on my website,find a friend and call to schedule your class!


Cynthia Sisler Simms
13750 Mahoney Dr.
Woodbridge, VA  22193
Phone: (703) 730-9103
Email: KATSDSGN1@aol.com
Website: www.cindysimms.net
Cindy Sisler Simms is a quilt teacher, quilt designer and quilt maker, who has been teaching quilting locally, regionally and overseas for over 35 years. She also designs and makes commissioned quilts and designs one-of-a-kind quilts for individuals and groups as well as for herself.

Cindy has one book published - "Baltimore Beginnings" and will have another out on book shelves on 28 Jan 2014. Check out all the rest of Cindy's workshops.

Contract Cindy to find out more about her workshops and to receive a brochure.

Send SASE or email for listing and descriptions of other classes/workshops
Mariner's Compasses -
Hummers & Trumpets Stained Glass -
Baskets for Baltimore -new
Twist-n-Tweek - new


Carol C. Britt
Sew What Fabrics & Batiks Etcetera
460 E. Main Street
Wytheville, VA  24382
Phone: (276)228-6400
Workshops stress traditional patterns with innovative approaches and new machine techniques. Lectures are light-hearted with just the right touch of good information.

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