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Jeff has a natural talent for color and design. He enjoys traditional quilting
and has a weakness for Civil War reproduction fabrics. His perfection in workmanship
resulted in an award winning quilt - the second one he made. His patience and knowledge
make him a natural instructor. His students all mention how much they have learned in
his classes, and how happy they are to have taken them.
A long-arm quilter by trade, Monica's love of quilting and her love of her fellow quilters has created a gifted and happy teacher/hostess. Best known for her Open Sew Days (Fab $5 Fridays and Quilting with Monica), she is fast developing her teaching skills and student following. Always fun to be around, Monica is a friend of all quilters.
Debbie has been sewing since she was 10 years old, making clothing and stuffed animals. Her love for sewing grew as she expanded her parameters to include alterations, as well as wedding and bridal party gowns, but really wanted to take a quilting class. In 2003, Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer and after 1 ½ years of treatment and recovery, her sweet husband bought her a full spa treatment for her birthday. When she pulled into the parking lot of the salon, right next door was a quilt shop! Needless to say, after her spa treatment, she meandered next door and was hooked at once. The shop offered beginner classes and she signed up immediately! That was the summer of 2005 and she has been quilting every since. To be able to share her love of quilting with others is a dream come true.
A gifted long-time sewer and quilter, Carol has helped many with her quilt restoration work. Creator of great bag and purse patterns, she loves the challenge of creating something new. Her teaching technique is calm and easy going, and her students are always pleased with how easy it is for them to learn when she teaches.
Cyndi began quilting almost 30 years ago after taking a quilt class while living in Ithaca, New York. She feels that quilting allows her to create something beautiful, collect amazingly colorful fabrics, and give the quilts away to family and friends. She loves piecing quilts and is always thinking about the next project. While she has made many queen and king sized quilts, she is partial to the lap quilt size. She has taught several no-experienced sewers to make quilts. While she appreciates perfectly sharp points and perfectly matched seams, she prefers to focus on the joy of creating. There are no mistakes in quilting – just opportunities for creativity!
Diane had a Sunbonnet Sue quilt on her bed as a child that a grandmother had made, but it was not a quilt that made her want to learn how to quilt. She did just about everything else: knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, clothing, etc. Everything changed in 2000 when a family reunion took her to Sisters, Oregon. The Sisters Quilt Show was taking place at the time. It was no longer her grandmother’s quilts. Diane fell in love. She went home and took her first quilt class. Since then, she has taken many classes from wonderful teachers and learned many techniques. Diane has had quilts juried into several major quilt shows and won a few nice ribbons for her work. She has a passion for quilting and would like to pass on some of her knowledge to the students at 3 Dudes.
Just a few short years ago, Heidi decided she wanted to learn to quilt, and the obsession soon followed. She favors bright, fun colors, especially batiks. Always willing to challenge herself, she has taken many, many mystery quilt classes, and now is a master teacher in the Mystery Quilt Class. Precise and organized she makes the class fun and interesting.
Lucy began her quilting career by taking a quilting class while she was pregnant in 1976. This class began a love affair that continues to this day. She began teaching Beginning Quilting in 1981 and when the shop owner retired, Lucy bought the business and opened The Quilt Scene in Miami, FL in 1989. In 2011, after 22 years in business, Lucy and her husband, Eddie, closed the shop and retired to Arizona. They have relocated to Ahwatukee and Lucy now has the opportunity to return to her favorite part of her quilting career: teaching.
Karen was born and raised in Bellevue, Iowa and started sewing her own clothes at the age of 10. She became an RN and when she went to work in the recovery room, she met several avid quilters and was told “if you work in here, you have to learn to quilt!”…and so it started. She and her husband, Dennis retired to Casa Grande and she soon became bored and started designing purses. She was encouraged by Penny Sturges to publish her patterns, which are now carried by several national distributors. Her daughter designed her logo, her husband handles the business and her sister helps write the instructions…a real family affair!
Peggy has been in Arizona for 25 years now and loves living in Ahwatukee. Her 4 children are all grown, but she loves being a grandma. She has always loved to sew, making all of her own clothes as a teenager, but has shifted her love of sewing to making quilts, wall hangings, table runners, purses and bags, pillows and anything else that tickles her fancy. Peggy loves to quilt, sew and do machine embroidery and also is a long arm quilter. She has been teaching for several years and loves sharing what she knows with the awesome quilting community. She also is trying to start her own sewing, quilting and long arm business, “Peggy’s Stitches.”
Ray is a very outgoing person who loves to share his love of quilting. He has created several unique quilts and patterns, and enjoys the challenge of finding a fabric and building a quilt using that fabric. His quilting is traditional with flair for unique one-of-a-kind quilts. One of his uniquely designed quilts hangs in the lobby of a local hospital. A long time instructor in other fields, he brings his ability to teach others to the area of quilting.
Martha Walker has been quilting for over 40 years and teaching quilt making and other needle arts for 20 years. She publishes patterns through her company, Wagons West Designs, and is the author of Annie's Scrapbag, Be Merry:Quilts and Projects for Your Holiday Home (Kansas City Star Quilts), and Vintage Christmas. Martha is a licensed fabric designer for Henry Glass Fabrics and Studio e Fabrics. Prior to launching her pattern company, Martha exhibited her original designs locally and nationally, and has won numerous awards, including ribbons at International Quilt Festival, American Quilter's Society Quilt Show, National Quilter's Association Quilt Show, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Road to California, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and the Arizona Quilter's Guild Quilt Show. Her work has been widely featured in magazines such as Quiltmaker, Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine, Quiltmania, Simply Vintage, Quilt Country, Magic Patch, and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.
A teacher for many years, Vicki recently moved to Arizona while her daughter was studying at ASU. Quilting every day, she recognized she wanted to share her knowledge with others. A dedicated quilter, she is very prolific with her creations. Dedicated to the art of teaching, Vicki will provide complete knowledge and information for all projects taught, and will insure each student has a complete understanding of the subject taught.
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