About The Tutors

LIZZY ALLEN, VIC

Lizzy Allen is an award winning professional longarm quilter from Central Victoria. She is an enthusiastic teacher that loves to quilt and all things sewing, she also loves to teach and can’t wait to share a bit of creative passion with her students. Lizzy is a National Educator for Know-How Sewing Essentials, Grace Q’nique, Quilters […]

VERONICA APPLEYARD, NSW

Veronica’s journey in the fabric craft industry started in June 2006 when she was introduced toPatchwork by her sister-in-law. Three months later she purchased a Gammill long arm quilting machine and Appleyard Cottage was born. Her passion, attention to detail and wanting to get it just right has earned her many very satisfied customers, design […]

NATHAN ERZNOZNIK, UTAH US

Nathan Erznoznik, The Grace Company, has over 20 years industry experience including Training & Development, Quality Control and Operations. New product development, design and customer satisfaction are core areas for Nathan in his role as Sales & Customer Relations Manager for The Grace Company. With extensive experience in providing motivational events, corporate training and employee […]

KAREN FARNSWORTH, MISSOURI US

Karen is a professional machine quilter, pattern designer, and instructor whose passion is helping other quilting machine owners ENJOY the process of longarm quilting! For over a decade, Karen has been connecting with and inspiring students. Her approachable and joyful personality have made her a favorite longarm instructor around the world. Karen is a Gammill […]

KYLIE GERSEKOWSKI, QLD

Little Moo Designs was started in 2009 specialising in creating handmade bespoke hobby horses and clothing. This background is important as it gives Little Moo Designs patterns the “maker” experience that Kylie is renowned for. In 2014, Kylie turned her dream of writing sewing patterns into reality. Her first pattern for was published in Issue […]

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KARLA GEROME, UTAH US

Karla took her first quilting class in 1986 at the store she was working at (Mormon Handicraft) and instantly fell in love with quilting. She enjoyed learning about fabric and how to make templates. Karla worked with her mother Grace, of the Grace Company, at Mormon Handicraft, who always encouraged Karla to develop her skills as a […]

VICKY GREENSTEIN, NSW

Vicky Greenstein, My Sewing Supplies, made her first quilt in 1993 and since that time has developed a love for pieced quilts, needle turned applique and English paper piecing.  As a long-time Bernina owner, she commenced quilting and mastered her skills on a domestic machine, and has developed her skills over the last few years […]

MICHELLE DE GROOT, VIC

Michelle de Groot is an Australian textile artist, professional quilter, artist and tutor. From rural Victoria, Michelle teaches professionally at her studio and around Australia including guilds such as Geelong Quilters. Prior to Quiltopia, Michelle will be tutoring in America and featured on the Ricky Tims Quilt Show. Michelle has been sewing since childhood from […]

LEANNE HARVEY, NSW

Leanne Harvey of Mount Vincent Quilts, based in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. A professional machine quilter with 17 years experience quilting for customers. Leanne quilts on a Bernina Q24 Q-matic Longarm and a smaller freehand longarm. She loves bringing quilt tops to life by adding texture with quilting. A Bernina Longarm Dealer, Leanne […]

SHERRY ROGERS-HARRISON, WASHINGTON US

Sherry has been in the quilting industry for about 22 years, which began as a career of quilting for others. Around 15 years ago Sherry began dabbling into the art of painting quilts – “it was then that I felt I was where I was most happy” said Sherry. Many of her original quilts have […]

LYNETTE HENDRY, NSW

Lynette has knitted & sewn for 50 plus years. She is a qualified Dress & Pattern maker and holds NSW TAFE Certs in Interiors, Stretchwear, Children’s wear, Colour Theory, Fashion Design Principles, Garment Assembly Techniques & Fabric Printing. Other skills include, embroidery, quilting, smocking, heirloom sewing & more. Over the past 25 years, her students […]

HEATHER HOPKINS, SA

Heather has been teaching her foot loose & fancy free style of quilting for 6 years. She has been fortunate enough to grow up in the sewing industry and has develop an extensive background in dressmaking, machine embroidery & overlocking until she finally discovered quilting and hasn’t looked back! As a first generation quilter she has […]

VERITY KING, VIC

Verity King has been an avid crafter for as long as she can remember. Three years ago she was able to make her dream a reality when she and her sister Clancy became the owners of Winterwood Felt and Craft Supplies. While Verity has an extensive knowledge of a wide range of handicrafts it’s working […]

ANN KUZIA, VIC

Ann Kuzia, Japanese Meshwork Tutor, has over 25 years industry experience. While running her own embroidery and patchwork shop Ann stumbled across Japanese Meshwork and it has been her passion ever since. She loves playing with colours and angles within the weaving to create new patterns and designs. Ann now travels Australia wide teaching, continually […]

CLARE LEWIS, NSW

Clare Lewis, Never Ending Quilting, started professionally quilting 19 years ago, designing and writing patterns regularly for Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, and Quilters Companion magazine. Lucky enough to have a studio at her house with 2 longarm machines, from where Clare teaches Patchwork classes. Teaching complete beginners to the more experienced, focusing on core […]

HANS MARTINI, NSW

Hans passion for sewing machines started at an early age as he was allowed to tinker with his mum’s sewing machine. Hans completed his apprenticeship as a sewing machine technician at the Pfaff Factory in Karlsruhe Germany. He was able to build an entire sewing machine from just the parts. He came to Australia in […]

MANDY MURRAY, QLD

Based in QLD, Mandy Murray is known world-wide for her unique designs, patterns and modern machine appliqué. Mandy is extremely passionate about inspiring others to sew through her quirky style, imparting creative confidence within her students. With an array of designs sure to make you smile, Mandy’s creations are not only gorgeous, but achievable and […]

HELEN STUBBINGS, TAS

Helen and her business Hugs ‘n Kisses are internationally known. Self-publishing over 200 patterns, four books and many products, Helen has been featured in countless craft, quilt and embroidery magazines – including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilters Home, Australian Quilters Companion and Quiltmania to name a few. She has also developed the Colourqué® technique – as published by AQS in […]

GEORGIA STULL, MISSOURI US

Georgia Stull is a professional longarm quilter from Missouri. She has been quilting for more than a decade and is quick to point out that she isn’t a famous quilter and doesn’t quilt for famous people!  She quilts lots of those less than perfect “bless her heart” quilts that require her to develop techniques to […]

GAI TAYLOR, NSW

Gai Taylor has been the owner of Just Patchwork for the past 22 years. She has been teaching Patchwork throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK during that time. Wool Felt Appliqué is a technique that she has fallen in love with and loves to share her passion with other Quilters around the world. A […]

JACKSON COOK, NSW

{Market Place class} 17 year old Armidale local, Jackson Cook is already known for his award winning unique free motion quilting designs. Most recently, Jackson had 2 Quilts accepted in the 2018 Sydney Quilt Show and was awarded 2nd & 3rd prize. Jackson started sewing in 2013. Taking his handmade bags, cushions, hats and aprons to Armidale market, from where […]

CECILE WHATMAN, ACT

Cecile is an Australian textile artist, teacher and designer who works with dyes, paints, fibres and fabric to create art quilts and fabric through felt, mixed media and surface design techniques. Cecile works in art quilts as well as modern and traditional patchwork. Cecile has taught extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand for over 18 […]