Sisterspeak: Cathy Audley and Sue Chaffee are sisters who share a love of quilts and of designing their own patterns and quilts. Sue has been quilting since 1989, a skill she is passing on to her 14 grandchildren. Cathy started sewing in Sue's basement sewing room. At the time, sewing seemed a very improbable concept, but it has become a wonderful gift.
Ilene Bartos: Ilene has been quilting for over 20 years and it is still her passion. She authored two quilt books (2008 and 2010) but has been devoting her time since to her pattern company. Color provides joy in her life. Ilene draws inspiration from nature but does not limit herself to using life-like colors. She enjoys the stimulation of surprising color choices.
Melody Brown: Melody has been quilting for over 20 years. In 2004 she opened a quilt shop. Her shop provided a gathering place to promote the art of quilting. In 2011 Melody attended a quilt owner's retreat and learned the process of creating wool projects from small table mats to larger wall hangings. She has given trunk shows and taught classes at several quilt guilds. www.cottageinspirations.com
Shelly Burge: Shelly is a quilt designer, teacher, certified judge and the author of two quilting books. She has been quilting for more than 40 years and teaching nationally since 1984. Shelly has three quilts in the collection of the IQSC&M along with numerous private collections. www.shellyburge.com
Sharon Cripps: Sharon learned to enjoy hand sewing in 4H. She enjoyed watching her grandmother, friends and family quilting at a large floor frame. In 1981-1982 she hand quilted her first quilt. Sharon has learned to add trapunto to add more interest to her original designs. She finds hand quilting a great way to relax in the evening.
Sandi Griepenstroh: Sandi is a longarm quilter. She has been published in American Quilter magazine, designed the Nebraska license place block for American Made Brand Solids Blog Tour for Clothworks fabrics, and enjoys writing for her blog: RenaissanceSandi.blogspot.com. She taught at QuiltNebraska in 2015 and 2017. Her time is spend quilting for customers, presenting trunk shows, and teaching classes for Central Community College, quilt shops and local guilds.
Kay Grimminger: After 40 years in the Grand Island Public Schools, Kay still loves sharing her art skills with kids and adults. She loves all things fiber. But she is passionate about her beadwork.
Diane Gubbels: Diane has enjoyed fabric and design since she was a young girl. She is passionate about quilting. Diane's quilts are inspired by many life experiences which become "music in her soul". Sharing the "music" is her goal.
Patricia Heintz: Patti is a longarm quilter. She was introduced to the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star tool and was so impressed with the process that in 2016 she became a Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor. Patti has always searched for the easiest and most accurate methods in piecing and has found that with the Studio 180 Design tools.
Joyce Holley: Joyce began sewing with simple doll clothes. She moved onto garment construction and tailoring. Later she discovered quilting. Now quilting is Joyce's passion. Always learning and taking classes has led to developing her own piecing techniques that are enhanced and perfected by Studio 180 Tools.
Ruth Johnson: Ruth started sewing in 4H. Her first quilting class was in Colorado Springs. Quilting quickly became a passion. Ruth owned a quilting and needlework store in Colorado Springs for 30 years.
Rebecca Kemble: For the past 8 years, Rebecca has been dyeing and printing her own fabric using a number of different techniques. Including ice dyeing, monoprinting, and screen printing. She has been learning the Japanese art of Shibori and Indigo. Rebecca loves teaching others the beauty of discovery and how much fun the process is.
Eileen Krumbach: Eileen is a retired UNL Extension Educator. She has been sewing since she was a small child. She started quilting in 1995 and has taught many youth and adults through the years as a FCS teacher and UNL Exten-sion Educator. Eileen served as of the Quilt of Valor coordinators for Nebraska from 2015 to 2018.
Angela Lawrence: Angela has taught needleturn and wool appliqué since 1998. She has taught at the AQS Show, the Minnesota Quilt Show as well as at QuiltNebraska. She published her first book in July 2012 and released her second book "Bright & Bold Wool Appliqué" in February 2016. www.appliqueafterhours.com
Colleene Minnick: Colleene has been teaching various aspects of quilt making since 1978 at several quilt shops, Central Community College, for guilds and at QuiltNebraska. She likes the challenge of resizing a pattern or streamlining a method. Her passion is hand quilting and picture quilts for her family. Colleene has designed and made many quilts for charity causes.
Jeanine Peeks: Jeanine grew up sewing doll clothes and her own clothes. In 1989 she taught herself to quilt. She was hooked! She learned from other doll quilters. Jeanine also created and reproduced her own based upon inspiration from ebay, pinterest, quilt blogs and leftover antique quilt blocks. She now sews doll clothes for her antique dolls and makes bedding for the doll beds she collects.
Whitney Tewahade: Whitney is a new member of NSQG but is a long time quilter and pursuer of the arts. She owns a small quilt shop in Chadron. Whitney has been quilting for 32 years and you have seen her long arm quilting on the 2018 NSQG Raffle Quilt. Combining traditional quilting and art quilting is her passion. www.tadaquiltshop.com
Denise Waibel-Rycek and Leslie Martin: Denise was introduced to quilting 12 years ago by friends that thought she needed a hobby. She has never looked back. As her confidence has grown she finds herself branching out into many new quilt areas. Leslie has been sewing since she was 5. She started quilting at the age of 16 and has been quilting ever since. She has a degree in Art Education with the emphasis on fibers. They each have their own lover of color combinations and styles. They enjoy each otherís company and working together.