The Blue Iris, Stitch By Stitch & The Sewing Room
proudly bring you
THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH STATE QUILT JAMBOREE
SEPTEMBER 28TH & 29TH, 2018
I have always enjoyed creating, painting,
crocheting, decorating, sewing & quilting.
Quilting is my passion now! I enjoy learning,
designing my own quilts and teaching others.
I love to use color, texture and movement in
my quilting and I am happy to help others
develop their own artistry in quilting.
I have been sewing since high school. I made my
own wedding dress and my daughter. My mother
was a hand quilter and made a quilt for every
grandchild. Now that I have retired (from the
Department of Motor Vehicles. I have been able to
enjoy quilting/sewing again. I enjoy teaching others
and seeing their projects. It's been a great journey
and one I hope will continue.
Lynne has been a quilter for almost thirty years. She
started, as many of us have, the old fashion way with
templates and a needle and thread, hand piecing her
first quilt. Then a quilt shop opened nearby, and classes
were offered, introducing rotary cutters and strip
She has taken many classes over the years and has
made hundreds of quilts. The first quilts were very
traditional, both in pattern and fabric, but as time went
on Lynne started searching for her own voice.
The first attempts at individualization were trying
traditional patterns in non-traditional fabrics. Then she
started quilting her own quilts, using non-traditional
methods motifs and threads.
But it wasn't quite enough.
After taking some photos of interesting looking farm
equipment, Lynne wondered if those pictures could be
interpreted in fabric. Through some experimentation
she developed her method of making patterns from
photographs, and then making them into art quilts.
She now has a pattern line, and teaches classes
featuring those patterns, as well as teaching students
how to make patterns from their own photos.
Pauly started quilting in 1989 with Eleanor Burns Log
Cabin Book borrowed from the local library (aren’t
libraries wonderful places) and using the most
atrocious fabric involving polyester, yikes. Happily
things have evolved and she enjoys collecting fabric
and learning new techniques. She’s been teaching at
the Blue Iris Quilt Shop for 5 years where she also
works part time. Her greatest joy is when a student
Janet was a law firm administrator for 30 years in the
Bay Area, retiring in 1999. In the mid-80's she opened
her business, Tenaj Creations, where she started
designing unique, handcrafted jewelry with
components from around the world. In 2004 Janet
moved from San Jose to Auburn, CA.
When selling her jewelry at Art Quilt Tahoe she came
to love art quilts. Seeing all the fun things that art
quilters put on their quilts and wearable art, Janet
decided to enlarge her business to include
embellishments. In addition to her jewelry offerings,
Janet offers her quilting clients fiber twists (3 generous
yards of art yarn in a twist), silk strands in one yard
lengths, specialty pieces, beads in small quantities
(Czech, fused, and hand blown glass, fresh water
pearls, bone, wood, sterling silver, shells, coral, Lucite
leaves and flowers to mention a few).
A couple of years ago Janet purchased a sewing
machine. Two years ago she made her first wall
hanging. In 2015 she entered two African wall
hangings to be judged in the Foothill Quilters Quilt
Show where she won a second place for one and
honorable mention on the other. Yet another aspect
to Janet's business!
Janet is a member of the Foothill Quilters Guild, a
vendor at numerous quilt shows, talks to quilt groups
and guilds about embellishing and teaches Beginning
Hand Embellishment. She can be reached at
email@example.com; cell phone 408/888-4580.
9348 Deschutes Rd. Palo Cedro, CA 96073
Stitch by Stitch
810 Main Red Bluff, CA 96080
The Sewing Room
2665 Park Marina Dr, Redding, CA 96001
I have had a needle in my hand ever since I was a
little girl. My mother, grandmother and great great
grandmother were professional seamstresses
although none of them ever quilted.
I made my first quilt in 1981. A couple of years after
that I began teaching at a local quilt shop outside of
San Luis Obispo, CA,
My husband, daughter and I moved to Redding in
1989 and not too many years later I began working
and teaching at Sew Simple, where I taught many
hand appliqué and Block of the Month classes.
I also worked and taught at Sew What and I taught
needle turn hand appliqué class at the Quilt Bash at
At present I teach foundation paper piecing at Blue
Iris and in the fall I'll be doing a class in Linen Collage.
Quilting is a huge part of my life and I love passing
what i know to others. I love seeing my students get
excited about the art of quilting no matter what the
Margie McGraw have sewn since a young child
I graduated from Arizona State University in Home
Economics and education.
I taught high school home economics in California for
25 years, then moved to counseling.
I have been quilting for 20+ years and have taught
quilting at our local quilt shops in Redding, Ca. for 10
years. I have also taught in Ashland, Oregon, Reno,
Nevada, and Sun city, Arizona at quilt shops.
I have entered and been accepted at Pacific
International Quilt Show in Santa Clara, Ca. with quilts
and garments for several years.
I received a second place ribbon for a large quilt (a
Buggy Barn Pattern) in at Redding Quilt Sew-Ciety
judged Quilt show, 2014
I have been selected to be the featured quilter in the
Sun Country Quilt Show in Red Bluff, 2015
I continually take quilting classes to improve my skills
and learn new techniques.