2019 Workshop Faculty

Linda Scholten

Linda Scholten

Rayna Gillman

Rayna Gillman

I create art for the wall using fabrics I have dyed, printed, and purchased. Working improvisationally --without patterns, I cut, design and stitch the pieces together until they tell me they are done.

I teach internationally, helping others to improvise and create original quilts wihout patterns as they design on the wall. "What if?" is our mantra as we work.


I write books.  C&T has published my two books, 
Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth and Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts.

And my third book, Create Your Own Improv Quilts: Modern Quilts with No Rules & No Rulers, debuts December 7, 2017.  Order a signed copy here.

Kris Vierra

Kris Vierra

Hi, my name is Kris Vierra. I have been sewing or quilting in one form or the other for over 20 years. I have run a successful long arm business for the last nine. I enjoy teaching around the US and sharing my love and passion for all things quilt related. I have won numerous national and international awards for my quilting. Most recently Best long arm quilting at AQS Phoenix, and Des Moines, 2016, and the PFAFF Master Award for Machine Artistry at the International Quilt Festival Houston, 2015.I currently live in Lincoln, NE with my husband of 24 years, Chris, and my two children William and Tony.

Laura Wasilowski

Laura Wasilowski

Let me introduce myself. I am a textile artist and creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads. My pictorial art quilts are created from fused fabrics and hand-embroidered or machine quilted. My free-form embroideries share a similar style with these narrative quilts. Whimsical in nature, both textile art forms express my joy and love of creating art.

Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie Hunter

Hi! My name is Bonnie K Hunter, and I am a Quiltaholic! Not a day goes by that I am not dreaming, plotting, planning, cutting, stitching ((and un-stitching!)) on SOMETHING Quilt-Related!

I am honored and blessed to share my love of scrappy quilts through traveling this wonderful world of ours --visiting quilt guilds and shops and giving lectures & workshops, wherever they may be.