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Guest Quilt Artist


Christa Watson

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Fabric and pattern designer, author, and teacher Christa Watson has been in love with quilting for more than 20 years. While Las Vegas is home base, she loves traveling the globe, inspiring others to discover their passion for machine quilting. Sauder Village is thrilled to welcome Christa to northwest Ohio as our guest artist for the 46th Annual Quilt Show.

Her quilting life changed in 2013 when she uncovered her passion for modern quilts and combined it with her style of “perfectly imperfect” machine quilting. Christa is the author of several machine quilting books that include tried and tested methods for achieving great results while having fun at the same time!

Christa is a fabric designer for Benartex fabrics, Contempo Studio. Her love of combining bold color and rich texture to create graphic, geometric designs are unlike any that you’ve seen elsewhere. With each fabric line, Christa also develops in-depth single patterns. Her current fabric line, Stitchy, showcases six new quilt patterns – she just couldn’t stop!

Christa will be teaching two full day classes, “Walking Foot Wonders” and “Free Motion Favorites”. She will also lead an evening lecture, “How Do I Quilt It?” and teach at our Schoolhouse event. For class details, click here.