Guest Quilt Artists

Mary-Kerr-bio-photoMary W. Kerr

Woodbridge, Virginia

Mary Kerr is an American Quilt Society certified appraiser, author, and an award winning quilter. She is a quilt historian whose books, lectures and workshops focus on quilt history and the incorporation of antique textiles. Her current work marries her love of all things vintage with the freedom of expression that is encouraged in our Art Quilt and Modern Quilt communities.

Lenore Crawford 

Midland, Michigan

Lenore CrawfordAfter working in a medical laboratory and chemical research lab for many years, Lenore decided to pursue art as a full-time endeavor. Creating art is her dream job. Now she walks up to her attic studio, and plays with fabric and fabric paint as a “job”!  Currently she is teaching her fusing/fabric painting technique, using her patterns, plus other techniques.

Lenore’s fabric art combines her love of France, French architecture, and flower gardens, along with her passion for color and realism. The texture and warmth of the fabric itself, along with fabric painting, give the art an impressionistic feeling that only this medium can produce. She has won numerous prizes for her art and continues to develop and grow her medium and style in new and beautiful ways.

It is with deep regret we have to inform you that due to a health reasons, Pam Buda will not be able to teach during Quilt Show 2017.

We are delighted to announce a teacher to replace Pam Buda’s classes for the 2017 Quilt Show - Mary W. Kerr an award winning quilter from Woodbridge, VA

We are excited that our registration for Lenore Crawford's workshops will be live January 25 at 10:00 a.m.

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Pam Buda

Mokena, Illinois 

Pam Buda

If it is true what they say... "Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life, then I go to play , not work.  Early in my career, I designed and patterned original soft cloth dolls, but now I devote my time to designing quilts and fabric for Marcus brothers. I started my company, Heartspun Quilts in 2004, featuring traditional blocks and quilts. I have patterns for quilts large and small, with some using pre-cuts, as well as Block of the Month programs. 

My love for early American history inspired me to create The Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club, which features anecdotal stories of American life in the 1800s and small doable, affordable traditional style quilts that educate quilters about "making-do"!  I have been featured several times in Primitive Quilts magazine, Quiltmaker magazine, Quilts and More magazine, and in several quilt calendars.  My quilt designs have been featured many, many times in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and in the December, 2015 issue, they wrote a profile article about me, including pictures of my home and sewing room.  

I joined the Marcus Brothers Fabrics family as a licensed designer in 2010, and have been designing fabric for them ever since.  I'm presently working on new quilt patterns, fabric lines and writing my first book for Martingale Publishing company. I thoroughly enjoy traveling, giving lectures and workshops to guilds, quilt shops, and on quilting cruises all over the United States. 


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