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Sept. 28th Doors open at 9:00 am and close at 5:00 pm Sept. 29th Doors open at 8:30 am for lecture only, 9:00 am for workshops & shopping and close at 5:00 pm
Instructor Biographies
The Blue Iris, Stitch By Stitch & The Sewing Room proudly bring you THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH STATE QUILT JAMBOREE SEPTEMBER 28TH & 29TH, 2018
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.
Lynn Pillus 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 piecing. 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.
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.
Blue lris 9348 Deschutes Rd. Palo Cedro, CA 96073 530-547-2228
Stitch by Stitch 810 Main Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-200-3110
The Sewing Room 2665 Park Marina Dr, Redding, CA 96001 530-246-2056
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.
Margie McGraw 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.
The Blue Iris, Stitch By Stitch & The Sewing Room proudly bring you THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH STATE QUILT JAMBOREE SEPTEMBER 28TH & 29TH, 2018
Instructor Biographies
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.
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.
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.
Margie McGraw Margie McGraw has 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.
Lynn Pillus 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 piecing. 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.