2019 NC Quilt Symposium “Quiltstock”


Quiltstock, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of WoOdstock! 

May 2 – 5, 2019


   Cheryl Brickey: http://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com/

Bio: Hi there and welcome to my little corner of blogland. I’m Cheryl and I am an engineer by day writing patent applications for a textile company and a quilter by night. I currently live in South Carolina with my husband, two elementary aged children, cat, and crazy Labrador. I enjoy all aspects of quilting, especially designing quilt patterns and quilt math.

   Augusta Cole: https://augustacolequilting.com/

I began my quilting career in North Carolina 35 years ago. I was a member of the Pamlico River Quilters Guild and in 1982 I was asked to be on the board of directors for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. In 1984, I moved to Richmond and became active in the local quilting groups, eventually serving as President of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters, a statewide quilting group. Currently, I offer a variety of workshops, many of them being snappy, scrappy classes.

   Becky Goldsmith: https://www.pieceocake.com/

We (Linda Jenkins & Becky Goldsmith) met at a meeting of the Green Country Quilter’s Guild in Tulsa, OK, in 1986. Linda (on the right) had just sold the beauty shop that she had owned for 20 years and was ready to quilt seriously. Becky was new to Tulsa and fresh out of her first quilting class. We both became very active in Guild activities and over the years became very good friends. For those of you who would like to make more quilting friends, go to a Guild meeting and raise your hand when volunteers are asked for. You never know when you will make a friend for life!

   Linda J. Hahn: http://www.froghollowdesigns.com/

Linda’s classes are fun and empowering! She has a way of taking a project that looks complex and breaking it down in such a way that’s easy to understand. Linda adds her own sense of style while at the same time making it a WHOLE LOTTA FUN! Her infectious passion for quilting shines through in her classes.  Linda is a high energy – low stress instructor. She is a National Quilting Association Certified Teacher and was the 2009, and when not doing something “quilty”, she likes to cruise the Caribbean, or sit under a palm tree with her Kindle and an umbrella drink. Linda LOVES to shake her bootie by attending Zumba fitness classes.

   Angela Huffman: https://www.quiltedjoy.com/

Angela is a longarm quilter who is motivated to highlight the joy, laughter and creativity of others.  Prior to the birth of her triplets in 1999, she was an Emmy Award winning television producer/writer/director.  She has worked in a variety of creative and managerial positions, and works as a professional voice actor. Angela is an APQS dealer in Louisville, Kentucky,  has been widely published, and is a regular guest on the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show.

   Lyric Kinard: http://lyrickinard.com/

Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students possess. Lyric was recognized for her talents as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and The Quilt Show. In her past life she was a musician, earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children.

   Nancy Mahoney: http://nancymahoney.com/

Author, teacher and fabric designer Nancy Mahoney has enjoyed making quilts for over 30 years, during which time an impressive range of her quilts have been featured in many books and over 200 magazines. She has created over 100 free patterns for a number of fabric manufacturers, and has designed 15 fabric collections for P&B Textiles and Clothworks. She has authored 14 books, all published by Martingale, and believes that making a quilt should be fun. In her classes, her goal is for students to have a good time, learn something new, and make a quilt that they will enjoy for many years.

   Lorna McMahon: https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/

Lorna is a stay-at-home mom of two living in rural Ontario, Canada. She started the online sewing community called Sew Fresh Quilts as a way to establish a purpose and a connection with others. In addition to blogging, Lorna has a thriving pattern design business and has been selling PDF downloadable patterns since 2013, with over 6,000 patterns sold to date. Lorna really enjoys hosting quilt-alongs, and has discovered that there is only one thing better than quilting and that is having others join her in a global quilt along!

   Amanda Murphy: https://amandamurphydesign.com/

Amanda has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and has worked as a graphic designer and art director in Alexandria, Virginia, and New York City. After moving to North Carolina with her family Amanda discovered quilting, an art that marries her passion for design with her enthusiasm for handwork. As she gradually expanded her knowledge of sewing and quilting techniques and combined them with the ideas she had been sketching over the years, Amanda Murphy Design was born. Amanda has authored several books, and designed multiple fabric collections, the most recent being the Free Motion Fantasy line for Contempo of Benartex that debuted  in the summer of 2018.

   Carole Lyles Shaw: http://www.carolelylesshaw.com/

I started teaching myself to quilt when I decided to make quilts for my wonderful nieces and nephews.  Then, I found my first quilting home with the African American Quilters of Baltimore, who gently taught me the best techniques to express my quilt vision. Today, I design patterns to help beginning and experienced quilters confidently dive into modern quilting.  I am excited about modern quilting because it is all about bringing individualism and free expression to the way we design and make quilts today.  I hope that my patterns will inspire you to find ways to let your own creative voice shine.