Our Teacher Profiles for this Newsletter are Anita Ellis (Aus) and Patti Hempen (USA)
Anita's quilting studio is based in the leafy suburb of Warrandyte, around half an hour from the centre of Melbourne and she has been quilting professionally for six years and loves to ‘draw with thread’. Anita describes her style as ‘organic’, gaining inspiration from the fabric and design of the quilt and the desire to create secondary patterns with the quilting. Teaching has been a natural progression for Anita as she loves to share the skills she has developed and gains great satisfaction from seeing others succeed. One of her favourite classes is “Tricky Quilts, simple steps to make them work” and she makes this so easy to understand so that you should never have a problem again when presented with those types of quilts. Anita covers technical aspects on how to deal with quilting issues but the best bit is the role play where the class gets to act out the process of receiving a less than perfect quilt and managing the expectations of the client. This often results in a few laughs and reinforces the fact that not all quilts are perfect. Teaching is a change of scene from quilting for others. To see a full description of Anita's classes click here
Until next time, keep quilting........
Sharon and Tracey