Jamie Wallen (USA)
I'm so excited to do the profile on Jamie Wallen as he was a huge influence and help to me when I started free motion quilting. At the time I started quilting there were not the online tools available that there are today and I will be forever grateful to Jamie for sharing his incredible talents via his DVD series. We are so lucky to have Jamie come to Australia to teach at AMQF and if you haven't booked a class with him yet I'd strongly advise you not to miss this chance. Jamie's method of teaching is so calm and easy to follow that anyone can learn to do it. He demonstrates so clearly and his easy to follow instructions are just what is needed to get those creative juices flowing and putting thread to fabric.
Jamie is generous
to a fault with his knowledge and this is evident in all the free
tutorials he posts on YouTube - if you haven't watched these yet follow this link to his channel and sit back with a cuppa and be wowed......if that's a word!
Please check out the classes that Jamie is offering at festival this year.
Kerrie-Anne Riles (Aus)
Kerrie-Anne lives on the Central Coast of NSW working from her studio, Studio by the Lake, situated on Tuggerah Lake in Gorokan. Kerrie-Anne has been quilting for about thirty years and has been Art quilting for 10 of those. Her love of Art quilts began when she did a City and Guilds course for a year in England. Kerrie-Anne previously quilted for customers but finds she no longer has the time in between teaching and working on her gorgeous quilts. She related a story to us, when she was teaching a technique where her students were learning to blow ink through a straw onto fabric and one of the students sucked instead of blew; she spent the rest of the class trying to hide her dark blue mouth and lips......luckily the ink was non-toxic.
inspiration comes from her own original photos; she tends to do mostly
flowers, animals and birds which can be quite challenging to have them
sit still to have their photo taken. To check out what Kerrie-Anne has on offer at AMQF this year please click on this link.
Quilt Challenge Quilts
We thought you
might like a sneak peak at some of the lovely quilts that have been received
for the Alzheimer's Benefit Quilt Challenge. Thanks so much to those
that have participated in this great initiative to raise money for
Alzheimer's research. We've extended the close of entry date until July 25th so if you haven't yet completed your quilt you still have time.
Have a great weekend everyone, until next time.......keep quilting!
Sharon & Tracey