Heather Thomas

Heather is a mixed media fiber artist with a passion for color and a dedication to teaching. After a decade of making original yet traditional work, she began venturing out toward art quilting, embellishments, and mixed media work. With more than 12 years of studying and teaching color and design under her belt, she wrote her second book, A Fiber Artists’ Guide to Color & Design, which came on the heels of her very popular first book, Fabric Embellishing: The Basics & Beyond. In 2011 Heather was a guest writer for Quilting Arts magazine with a multi-part feature on Free Style Machine Quilting. She also participates in group and individual instructional DVDs produced by the Creative Crafts Group. You can visit Heather’s blog at heatherthomasblog.blogspot.com.
30 Classes 245 Videos

Carole Fure

Carole Fure taught herself quilting when her children were small. Over the next few decades, her quilting style evolved to focus less on functionality and more on visual appeal. She began studying quilting masters and was fascinated by their use of color. Though she seldom used patterns, her work won awards such as the Viewers' Choice and Teachers' Choice at the Minnesota Quilt Show. She is especially proud of her quilts that incorporate 3D elements and geometric fiber art. Carole is the author of Surprising Designs: From Traditional Quilt Blocks and a wonderful contributor to National Quilters Circle.

Ashley Hough

Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV. Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s “This is My Quilt” episodes. Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.
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Aurora Sisneros

Aurora grew up around sewing, her mother is a master seamstress who got her into sewing at an early age, and in turn, she got her mother into knitting and crochet after discovering it to be a more portable addiction. After spending 15 years as an IT professional, she realized that many women with high-stress responsibilities — either in the workplace or in the home — need a hobby in order to de-stress. It is her drive to inspire and support women to find their creative side through sewing and crafting!
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Colleen Tauke

Colleen Tauke is a quilter, designer, and quilt educator with 40+ years of sewing experience. Of those, the last 17 years have been focused around quilting. Early in her quilting endeavors, she was challenged to piece a quilt that seemed daunting. Fussy cutting, Y-seams, strip piecing, hourglass blocks, a pieced border, and appliqué—all in ONE quilt. This was her first bed sized quilt that would later become a quilt shop sample and win third-place at the Iowa State Fair in the “My First Quilt” division. Since then, she was hooked!
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Allie Aller

Allie Aller has been quilting non-stop for five decades. Her college design education has served her well as she’s explored landscape, traditional, stained glass, Memory, and crazy quilting. Her newest passion is combining vintage textiles in her quilts, along with “rescuing” (not to be confused with “restoring”) old quilts and bringing them new life with vintage enhancements. She draws from a lifetime of techniques and experience to continue to find new ways to make meaningful, functional, and beautiful textile works, combining past and present. Allie has published three books with C & T Publishing: Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting, Quilting, A Little Bit Crazy—A Marriage of Crazy and Traditional Quilting, and Allie Aller’s Stained Glass Quilting. She has taught and lectured around the country, won awards in national shows, and mounted special exhibits of her work. She is currently focusing on studio quilt work, sharing her process, discoveries, and finishes on Facebook as Allison Aller, and Instagram @alliealler. A backlog of almost 20 years of blogging can be found at alliesinstitches@blogspot.com She lives in the country at the mouth of the beautiful Columbia Gorge in SW Washington State.
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