The Blue Iris, Stitch By Stitch & The Sewing Room
proudly bring you
THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH STATE QUILT JAMBOREE
SEPTEMBER 29TH & 30TH, 2017
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.
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 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
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
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!
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
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 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
340 Hickory Street Suite B. Red Bluff, CA 96080
The Sewing Room
2665 Park Marina Dr, Redding, CA 96001
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...
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
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.