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Joyce started quilting at the age of 18. Now with over 40 plus years experience, it’s still her number one passion. Joyce attended a Vocational High School and majored in Clothing Fabrications. After graduation, Joyce worked at a decorator shop for twenty years doing the sewing. She loved every minute of it!
Joyce first experienced quilt competition (PNQE) in 2002, with “Star Bright”; there it was chosen to be in the AQS Art Engagement Calendar for 2003.
Various shows and several ribbons have followed, including an NQA Viewers Choice, PNQE Judges Choice, and a PNQE Third Place Traditional Ribbon and Award in 2017.
Joyce also teaches at local quilt shops and her home studio, offering retreats several times a year.
21670 Joe Hazel Road
Leonardtown, MD, 20650
Ruth began sewing early in life in rural Ohio. Her first baby quilt was made in 1994 for the birth of her son, Peter. In 2003, the purchase of a longarm quilting machine led to the start of a full service quilt shop, Forever in Stitches. Quilt pattern design has always been a part of Ruth's journey, first published in Better Homes & Gardens in 2011. Creation of patterns has led to perfecting techniques and specialized ruler invention to help anyone make perfect pieced points and blocks. Ruth enjoys sharing her passion of quilting with others. She always seems to have the time to answer the most basic or intricate questions. She has given scores of talks, demonstrations, workshops, classes, trunk shows, and signings at guilds, national shows, regional shows, local shows, shop-hops, quilt shops, churches and civic organizations.
Ruth Grivalva of Raggedy Ruth Designs™ at
Forever In Stitches
120 N. Main St., Ste B.
Bluffton OH 45817
Kelly has been interested in quilts since she slept under them as a child at her great aunt's house in Pennsylvania, but did not begin making them until her retirement from the United States Navy Nurse Corps in 1992. She promised herself she would learn to quilt and bake bread when she retired so she signed up for a beginning quilting class at the local fabric store. She realized she LOVED cutting up perfectly good pieces of fabric into tiny pieces for applique, so she took the sage advice of her new quilting buddies, bought a bread making machine and has lots of time for quilting!
Her quilts have received numerous awards and her work has appeared in books by Elly Sienkiewicz, Mimi Dietrich and Jeanne Sullivan. She has been a guest artist at The Applique Academy in Williamsburg, Virginia and the featured lecturer at Baltimore on the Prairie, an applique seminar in Lincoln, Nebraska. As an active member of the American Quilt Study Group she is involved in researching historic quilts.
Hand piecing, applique and quilting are her favorite methods of creating heirlooms for friends and family. Passing these traditional techniques along to others though out her 15 years of teaching is her passion.
Kelly and Jim live in Bowie, Maryland with their Westie terriers Duke and Bentley.
5104 Church Rd.
Bowie, MD 20720
Mary Lou Wright
Tresha Cottrill is a lifelong resident of Rosedale, WV. The daughter of a Baptist Preacher and raised on a farm, she is a country girl at heart. Tresha began sewing around the age of ten. The first thing she remembers sewing were nine patch blocks. She sewed mostly clothing and household items until she took her first quilting class in 1992. After learning how to use the rotary cutter, she was immediately hooked.
Tresha enjoys anything creative - she has dabbled in drawing, painting, basket weaving, sculpting, pottery, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, and ribbon embroidery. But quilting is her passion. She enjoys every aspect of quilting. She loves learning new techniques, and teaching others what she has learned.
Tresha has been teaching quilting in her local communities since 2002. She has taught at the Lewis County Quilt Retreat in Weston, WV every year since 2007. She has been a juried artisan of Tamarack in Beckley, WV since 2003. Tresha is a member of three quilt guilds. She has been a charter member of the Thimbles and Threads Quilt Guild in Glenville, WV since 1997. She founded the Crazy Quilters Guild in Gassaway, WV with the help of a friend in 2004. She has also been a member of the West Virginia Quilters guild for the past few years.
Tresha believes you never stop learning, she continues to take classes whenever the opportunity arises. She has been married to her husband, Stanley, for over 35 years. They have 3 grown children and 6 wonderful grandchildren.
72 Rose Bend Road
Rosedale, WV 26636
Jeri Fickes has been piecing and quilting since 1988 and is no stranger to Quilt Camp having attended over 20 years. She has taught many different quilting classes of various skill levels at her church and also workshops for her quilt guild, The Tree City Quilters’ Guild in Wooster, of which she is a founding member. Jeri has served in several different leadership capacities in her guild. She has also taught classes at Angelics, A Quilters’ Haven and Somewhere Sewing. She has won awards at national quilt shows and local and state fairs. Jeri is currently a candidate in the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges training program. She is obsessed with all things paper-pieced and One Block Wonder and kaleidoscope quilts.
Jeri is known to her grandchildren as Kuku and she is cuckoo for quilting.
1580 W. Highland Ave.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Tone was born in Norway and moved to the US in 1987 and has lived most of that time in Maryville, TN. She has found that this is a wonderful place to also find inspiration for quilts, both traditional and contemporary.
Tone loves to experiment with new techniques in surface design, and has decided the sky is the limit, as there are so many new directions in quilting today.
The same year she moved to Tennessee, she started quilting and has continued ever since. She is inspired by the people and places she visits on her travels home and to other countries. Architectural studies have had a great influence on her quilts, which are often pictorial in nature. Color and botanical elements has become a large part of her quilts in recent years, and has endless possibilities.
Her quilts have been exhibited in countries including Norway, Denmark, England, France and Japan as well as in national shows like AQS in Paducah and Knoxville, and International Quilt Festival in Houston.
In 2009 she finished a 3-year study on experimental patchwork and quilting through City & Guilds in England, and she continues to pursue more challenging adventures.
319 Jackson Hills Dr.
Maryville, TN 37804
Laura Nolletti is an experienced quiltmaker and a longtime veteran at Quilt Camp at Cedar Lakes. She enjoys making the quiltworx - Judy Neimeyer patterns along with other paper-pieced patterns.
Laura has won two “best of show” awards at the Ashland County Fair and was voted quilter of the year by the Tree City Quilters’ Guild in 2007.
Laura has taught paperpiecing, machine quilting, and other classes. She is looking forward to teaching and meeting new people in class.
Laura lives with her husband Steve in Ashland County, Ohio and they enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren.
1627 Twp. Rd. 65
Jeromesville, OH 44840
Mary Lou Wright
At the young age of 8, Mary Lou’s grandmother made her a doll quilt, and that began her love of quilts. Grandmother always had a quilt on the frame, and lifting up the sheet to see the colorful patches was fun – probably since she wasn’t allowed to touch!
Mary Lou graduated from OSU with a degree in Home Economics Education. She has taken classes with many famous quilters all over the country and has taught quilting in many quilt shops, adult education programs, and quilt guilds over the years. Mary Lou has been a part of the Quilt Camp Faculty for more than 25 years as well! Quilting keeps the creative ideas flowing and is fun for exchanging ideas and challenges. Mary Lou enjoys teaching her daughters and grandchildren the most. It is challenging to keep their interest, so fast, fun and easy is the key!
Mary Lou Wright
13415 Harper Rd.
Strongsville, OH 44149