Alex Anderson of Alex Anderson Quilts
Alex Anderson’s love of quilting all began when she completed a quilt as a part her degree in art from San Francisco State University. Over the years her central focus has been to understand fabric relationships and an intense appreciation of traditional quilts and beautiful quilting surface design. Alex is the author of 30 books, selling over 1 million copies worldwide. She is a designer of fabrics with RJR Fabrics, and co-creator of the Quilters Select brand. Alex is a founding partner of The Quilt Show.com.
Anita Grossman Solomon of Make it Simpler
Anita constructs artful bed quilts of classic blocks. What isn’t revealed by looking at them are the innovative methods she uses to easily cut and piece them. Her work has been displayed from the ceiling of the Quilt Festival in Houston, and in Manhattan, where she resides, on the Times Square Astrovision screen. She’s appeared on “Simply Quilts”, “The Quilt Show”, and “Quilt Out Loud”. An international teacher, she is also an instructor on Craftsy and a three-time author for C&T Publishing.
Carolyn Friedlander is a designer working from her hometown of Lake Wales, Florida, an environment she enjoys for its warm weather, few distractions, and potent community of creative folk. In her work, she draws inspiration from features of the Florida landscape--its long leaf pines, palmettos, scrub land, sand, vibrant colors--as well as her background in architecture.
Christina Cameli is a quilter with a thousand interests. She is a fabric and pattern designer as well as a teacher and author, and feels the happiest piecing with scraps and free-motion quilting. She finds joy in sharing the magic of quilting with anyone who is ready to try something new. Christina is known for her clear instruction and calm, soulful encouragement, which she shares far and wide through her books and online classes. Her 5 quilting books include Wedge Quilt Workshop and Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting. Christina works as a nurse-midwife and lives with her blended family in Portland, Oregon.
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
Corey Yoder grew up surrounded by quilts and quilting. This led to her love of fabric and an avid interest in quilt making after getting married in 1997. Corey’s love of quilts soon led to quilt design. Her work has been featured in many quilting magazines and quilt books. Her first book, Playful Petals, was published in 2014 and several more have followed since. Designing quilts led to an interest in fabric design, and Corey’s first line of fabric with Moda Fabrics was released in 2015. To date, she has released 15 fabric lines with Moda fabrics. With the release of her first fabric line, Corey launched her quilt pattern line, Coriander Quilts (Corey and her quilts).
Felie Hempfling of London & Granger
Felie is a self taught sewer with a passion for sewing in rainbow order using modern prints that are high in color saturation. She also enjoys the challenge of sewing through her scraps, and not letting those precious bits go to waste!
Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co
Joanna is a licensed designer for MODA fabrics, beloved for her numerous fabric collections- more than 45 to date- in her signature Fresh Vintage™ style. She owns and operates the popular Fig Tree & Co. which specializes in a fresh take on traditional quilt patterns and BOM programs. Currently, Fig Tree offers more than 300 stand alone patterns.
Joanna has written several books, has been featured in dozens of publications and is an internationally known teacher. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Eric, their three kids, their neurotic beagle, Lucy, Simba the cat who thinks he is a dog and 4 backyard chickens.
Lilo Bowman has worked as a floral designer, translator, tour guide, wedding planner, and is now editor-in-chief of TheQuiltShow.com. Her work has been varied, often challenging, but always creative. Since early childhood, she has been instilled with the desire for and love of doing something with your hands, learned by observing the varied and beautiful items crafted by both of her grandmothers. Raised in a German culture, Lilo was always keenly aware of and fascinated with objects (whether utilitarian or decorative) that were attractively displayed while still being orderly.
Pat Sloan is a designer, author and lecturer. She has a deep passion for making quilting fun for herself and everyone around her. Pat loves to hang out with quilters on the internet with her popular facebook group, Quilt Along with Pat Sloan! Sewing since she was a child and quilting for over 20 years, Pat is a vital part of the quilting community.
Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous
Growing up Stephanie Soebbing had one goal: to make a career out of writing. Really she just wanted to be creative, but it took some time to figure that out. When she was pregnant with her first daughter she set the goal to turn her quilting blog and pattern design company into a business. Seven years later Quilt Addicts Anonymous reaches more than 250,000 quilters each year teaching them to quilt and inspiring them with video tutorials, new patterns and modern quilting fabrics.
Timna Tarr of Timna Tarr Quilts
Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients' quilts shortly thereafter. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections. They have also been seen in numerous exhibits, magazines, and books as well as on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Timna is a designer for Studio e Fabrics and is an in-demand teacher and speaker. She lives in Western Massachusetts.
Valerie Goodwin of Valerie Goodwin Art
Valerie S. Goodwin is a fiber artist and architect whose works of fine art are included in museum and private collections. Most of her work is inspired by a love of aerial views of landscapes and cities. She explores the use of “lace-like” map-lines using electric and laser cutter technology.