COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Please be aware that AVS wants to keep our staff and students healthy. During this time, AVS will not be supplying classrooms with cutting mats, rulers, irons, ironing boards or rotary cutters. Please bring your own. All machines, tables and chairs will be sanitized BEFORE and AFTER each class. We ask that you sanitize your hands often, practice social distancing and wear a mask. Thank you!
I have been a crafter my whole life, but didn?t take up machine sewing until just after my 17th birthday. By the time I was 21, I had declared myself a quilter, and told my family I only sew flat things, and my quilting journey had begun. Fast forward 25 years, and I have been teaching quilting for the past 15 years. I am a Quilt in A Day Certified Instructor as well as a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor. I teach approximately 100 days a year, throughout California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, with an occasional class in my native Tennessee. I love all types of quilting, however, most (but not all) of my classes are paper piecing based. I teach beginner and advanced techniques, as well as color theory, and design your own classes. People often ask my why I love paper piecing, and my answer is simple, I can get shapes that that are simply not possible in traditional piecing, and I can replicate them exactly every single time. I hope you will join me one day in class!