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Mary Jo Alworth
Fiber Arts are a real passion in my life. Being a fabricoholic started at the early age of 10. I started with clothes sewing. Everything from swimsuits to wedding dresses. Then about 30 years ago I took a quilting class and have not looked back. My favorite type of quilting is hand applique. Although I have not met any form of quilting I don't like. I have taught different forms of hand applique, hand piecing and machine piecing. I also enjoy Rug Hooking, Cross Stitching and Knitting.
I have been quilting for over 26 years. My specialties are machine piecing and machine quilting. All things machine (including a brief stint as a sewing machine technician) are intriguing to me. Over the years I have done commission quiltmaking for individuals as well as corporations (Disney World) and Quiltmaker Magazine. I have entered contests over the years both local and national. I truly enjoy teaching quiltmaking techniques whether to a class or in a private lesson.
Hi, My name is Pam Norton. I started quilting in 1986 when I took a hand applique and hand pieced class at Quilts in the Attic. My first three years of quilting I did everything by hand because I did not own a sewing machine. I love to do Hawaiian Applique, Scrappy quilts and learning new techniques. I am addicted to quilting and love the process from start to finish. The picture is of myself out hiking with my dog Jack.
Private Lessons: I can teach beginning classes, how to put on bindings, or if you find a pattern you need a little help on just let me know.
Jennifer Parks contracted an incurable case of Quilt-pox in 2001 with her first project, quilted place mats. “I was fascinated by how the placement of colors changed the whole look.” Several years and many projects later, she brought her fun and relaxed style to the staff at Holly’s Quilt Cabin. “I tell my students ‘don’t stress yourself, nobody ever took up quilting to add stress to their lives.” Her experience in teaching, public speaking and quilting make Jennifer’s classes entertaining and informative. So whether you want to one-on-one instruction or a group lesson, come join Jennifer for a fun time and learn something new.
Kris Persun has been quilting for over 25 years. Her first project was a Bear Paw quilt pieced and quilted by hand. “I wanted a quilt and couldn’t afford to buy one. The irony was that it was years before I actually made a quilt for myself.” Kris has taught various classes and private lessons at Holly’s Quilt Cabin. She enjoys working with beginning quilters and helping them develop the same passion that she has for quilting. She also enjoys teaching hand quilting (an art that is being forgotten) and paper piecing (it’s really not that hard).
Nancy Smith is a certified Zentangle Teacher and have a passion for teaching Zentangles. She is the former owner of Great American Quilt Factory in Denver and has authored books published by Possibilities and C & T Publishing. She has also designed many fabric lines for Cranston Printworks and Henry Glass. She is an avid quilter as well as loves to do mixed media.