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Instructor Biographies
The Blue Iris, Stitch By Stitch & The Sewing Room proudly bring you THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH STATE QUILT JAMBOREE SEPTEMBER 29TH & 30TH, 2017
Patricia Busey First taught under a German craftsmen (beginning in 1980), through the Oakland Unified School District Department of Adult Education. She received her Associate in Arts and certificate of Custom Upholstery from College of Alameda in 1983. Patricia is also a certified member of the National Association of Professional Upholstery (NAPU) since 1984. Patricia first opened her doors in Alameda County in 1981 (35 years ago), and has since moved to Tehama Co. where she has been a self-employed upholsterer for the past 25 years.
Joyce Gravell 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.
Yvonne Phenicie Yvonne Phenicie is a quilt maker, teacher and designer.  Not shy about using color, you will find that most of her quilts are bright and fun.  She has been a quilt maker since 1990, but has been sewing since the age of 10.  Quilting came into her life when she worked at the Fabric Fair in Colusa from 1988 to 1998.  There she also taught quilt classes, everything from beginning kids, to paper piecing and more. She has been lucky enough  to continue teaching quilt classes.  She has taught at Friends Around the Block in Colusa and Quilt Corral, in Willows as well as guilds in northern California.  She is currently the President of the Pacific Flyway Quilt Guild in Colusa and has designed and made two of their recent opportunity quilts, as well as being a part of their current opportunity quilt.  Yvonne lives in Colusa with her husband, both of whom retired in 2016.  They love to go camping and spending time with their three grand kids
Anna Koelewyn My quilting journey began almost 20 years ago as a release from stress as I homeschooled my girls through Jr. high and high school.  Traditional quilt making led to Art quilts and now my journey into modern quilts has begun.  I’ve e been teaching quilting for more than 15 years and love imparting onto new quilters my love of quilting.  About five years ago I began writing my own patterns.  I’ve always wanted to teach my own designs and techniques and love this new adventure.   I now live in the high desert area just north of LA with my husband and travel all over California imparting my love of quilting to those who will let me!
Pauline Short 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 gets it!! 
Linda Ballard Linda Ballard has been an avid sewer all her life.  She took her skills from dressmaking to creating wonderful traditional quilts using today's faster techniques and tools.  Linda not only teaches at quilt shops all over the country, she also teaches on Quilt Cruises and she has her very own Retreats that are a blast to attend!   Linda lives in Northern CA, just outside Redding.  She writes her own patterns using traditional blocks but adding newer and easier techniques to them.  If you've taken a Lind Ballard class you already know what a fun and wonderful teacher she is.  If you haven't then you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best!
Janet Paehlig 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 janet@tenajcreations.com; cell phone 408/888-4580.
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Donna Greenwald I taught Home Economics for 38 years in Chico, California and retired in 2002.  I enjoyed teaching and missed the social connections of work so I combined my love of art and quilting and began teaching classes in art quilting. Classes I offer teach fabric art and design techniques that allow students of all levels to unlock the inner artist in themselves and create their own, unique fiber art masterpieces. All skill levels are welcome Join us and have some fun...
Karen Ottoboni 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 Simpson College. 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 genre.
Arlene L. Arnold (LECTURE) Arlene Arnold came to the world of quilting in 1975 with millions of others in the Great Quilt Revival for our nation’s Bicentennial.  With her degree in art, Arlene entered the fabric world with enthusiasm.  Using a 1”x2” picture of a Log Cabin quilt she saw in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, she drafted the pattern and being a novice and not knowing what she was doing, Arlene made enough 12” blocks using 1” strips to cover two king size beds!  Since that time she has gone to win Best of Show and many blue ribbons for her work. Today, Arlene’s focus in quilting runs in the area of Civil War quilts and those from the Depression.  She has quite a collection of antique and vintage quilts that she uses to lecture on and share with other quilters.  Arlene also makes her own patterns using these quilts for inspiration.  And yes, she still uses graph paper and a pencil! Arlene belongs to two quilt guilds, several on line quilt study groups and three California area groups, SCCQG, NCQC and Quilt Guilds of the North Quarter.  She is in charge of the latter group and enjoys meeting the members and representatives of these guilds in Northern California and bringing this wide range of people together to share the benefits of our art form. When not playing in the quilting world Arlene can be found on her tractor farming 20 acres of walnuts and raising her beloved English Springer Spaniels on her ranch in Colusa, CA.
The Blue Iris, Stitch By Stitch & The Sewing Room proudly bring you THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH STATE QUILT JAMBOREE SEPTEMBER 29TH & 30TH, 2017
Instructor Biographies
Patricia Busey First taught under a German craftsmen (beginning in 1980), through the Oakland Unified School District Department of Adult Education. She received her Associate in Arts and certificate of Custom Upholstery from College of Alameda in 1983. Patricia is also a certified member of the National Association of Professional Upholstery (NAPU) since 1984. Patricia first opened her doors in Alameda County in 1981 (35 years ago), and has since moved to Tehama Co. where she has been a self- employed upholsterer for the past 25 years.
Joyce Gravell 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.
Yvonne Phenicie Yvonne Phenicie is a quilt maker, teacher and designer.  Not shy about using color, you will find that most of her quilts are bright and fun.  She has been a quilt maker since 1990, but has been sewing since the age of 10.  Quilting came into her life when she worked at the Fabric Fair in Colusa from 1988 to 1998.  There she also taught quilt classes, everything from beginning kids, to paper piecing and more. She has been lucky enough  to continue teaching quilt classes.  She has taught at Friends Around the Block in Colusa and Quilt Corral, in Willows as well as guilds in northern California.  She is currently the President of the Pacific Flyway Quilt Guild in Colusa and has designed and made two of their recent opportunity quilts, as well as being a part of their current opportunity quilt.  Yvonne lives in Colusa with her husband, both of whom retired in 2016.  They love to go camping and spending time with their three grand kids
Anna Koelewyn My quilting journey began almost 20 years ago as a release from stress as I homeschooled my girls through Jr. high and high school.  Traditional quilt making led to Art quilts and now my journey into modern quilts has begun.  I’ve e been teaching quilting for more than 15 years and love imparting onto new quilters my love of quilting.  About five years ago I began writing my own patterns.  I’ve always wanted to teach my own designs and techniques and love this new adventure.   I now live in the high desert area just north of LA with my husband and travel all over California imparting my love of quilting to those who will let me!
Linda Ballard Linda Ballard has been an avid sewer all her life.  She took her skills from dressmaking to creating wonderful traditional quilts using today's faster techniques and tools.  Linda not only teaches at quilt shops all over the country, she also teaches on Quilt Cruises and she has her very own Retreats that are a blast to attend!   Linda lives in Northern CA, just outside Redding.  She writes her own patterns using traditional blocks but adding newer and easier techniques to them.  If you've taken a Lind Ballard class you already know what a fun and wonderful teacher she is.  If you haven't then you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best!
Pauline Short 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 gets it!! 
Janet Paehlig 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 janet@tenajcreations.com; cell phone 408/888-4580.
Donna Greenwald I taught Home Economics for 38 years in Chico, California and retired in 2002.  I enjoyed teaching and missed the social connections of work so I combined my love of art and quilting and began teaching classes in art quilting. Classes I offer teach fabric art and design techniques that allow students of all levels to unlock the inner artist in themselves and create their own, unique fiber art masterpieces. All skill levels are welcome Join us and have some fun...
Karen Ottoboni 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 Simpson College. 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 genre.
Arlene L. Arnold (LECTURE) Arlene Arnold came to the world of quilting in 1975 with millions of others in the Great Quilt Revival for our nation’s Bicentennial.  With her degree in art, Arlene entered the fabric world with enthusiasm.  Using a 1”x2” picture of a Log Cabin quilt she saw in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, she drafted the pattern and being a novice and not knowing what she was doing, Arlene made enough 12” blocks using 1” strips to cover two king size beds!  Since that time she has gone to win Best of Show and many blue ribbons for her work. Today, Arlene’s focus in quilting runs in the area of Civil War quilts and those from the Depression.  She has quite a collection of antique and vintage quilts that she uses to lecture on and share with other quilters.  Arlene also makes her own patterns using these quilts for inspiration.  And yes, she still uses graph paper and a pencil! Arlene belongs to two quilt guilds, several on line quilt study groups and three California area groups, SCCQG, NCQC and Quilt Guilds of the North Quarter.  She is in charge of the latter group and enjoys meeting the members and representatives of these guilds in Northern California and bringing this wide range of people together to share the benefits of our art form. When not playing in the quilting world Arlene can be found on her tractor farming 20 acres of walnuts and raising her beloved English Springer Spaniels on her ranch in Colusa, CA.