Fall QCCL Teaching Staff
We choose only the most qualified instructors in the art of quilt making for you! Over the years we have had the joy of working with and hosting wonderful teachers, and this is the list for 2020. Here is a bit of information about the current faculty, listed alphabetically. Or click on the menu of names at the left to be directed to their information-
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
As the daughter of a talented seamstress, Mary has been sewing for as long as she can remember. It was not until 1981, however, that she took an adult education class and made her first quilt. Her fascination with the history, precision, diversity and beauty of quilts soon became a passion which continues to grow today. In 1984 she gave up a forty year nursing career to turn this passion into her life’s work. Mary opened My Favorite Quilt Shop in Gainesville, Florida which provided a meeting place for quilters of all levels to gather not just supplies, but also for inspiration, instruction, and encouragement. In 2009 Mary completed the study and practice required by the National Quilting Society to receive their certification as a professional quilt judge.
Mary now lives and works in a cottage on a mountain lake in New Hampshire. Her miniature quilts have won awards at several shows, her lecture (We are not the Quilt Police) has been in demand and well received, and her classes in basic to advanced quilting techniques continue to fill and allow her to continue sharing with others the joys of being a quilter. Mary believes that being a teacher has made her a better judge, and that being a judge has made her a better teacher.
Mary E. Derry, NACQJ
124 Oakdale Rd.
Bradford, NH 03221
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. 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
An avid lover of all things fiber, Lorraine started knitting and embroidering around the age of 10. Her grandmother inspired a love of different techniques, from chicken scratch to Swedish weaving to crocheting to quilting. If it involved thread or yarn, Lorraine wanted to learn how it worked. Having quilted for over 45 years, Lorraine has taught classes from beginning quiltmaking thru advanced - always happy finding converts to her favorite obsession. She has taught in Ohio, her home state, Florida and North Carolina, and of course, West Virginia! In her home of North Carolina, Lorraine is a member of two local guilds. A long-time member of NQA, Lorraine is also a Certified Judge, and is now approved to teach the NQA Introduction to Quilt Judging class.
1940 Dunmore Ln.
Clemmons NC 27012
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
Noella’s first attempt at quilting was about 30 years ago. After a 10 minute demo at a Hancock Fabric store, she felt the need to make a queen size quilt (don’t ask her why). She did finish it and still has it. As the family needs increased, she put quilting to the side but did continue to sew for the family.
Noella purchased a new machine in 1998 and took a class offered on a small quilted project which regenerated her quilting desire.
She joined a quilting guild, found a whole new world of quilting out there and discovered that quilters are wonderful people (aren’t we blessed).
After searching for good quilt fabrics in vain in the greater Cleveland area, Noella realized that the neighborhood needed a fabric shop. With the support and help of her husband, John, she opened the Quilter’s Source Quilt shop in Parma, Ohio in 2007. She teaches at the shop, for guilds, and at North East Ohio Regional Quilt Council.
Noella has taught and vended at The Quilt Camp for many years and she truly enjoys the experience – a assertion with which John agrees. While claiming to not be an expert, she is willing to share whatever knowledge she has, knowing that she will also learn from any one she meets - be it a teacher or student.
6683 State Rd.
Parma, OH 44134
Kaye began sewing at age eight and has never considered anything more fulfilling. Sewing and all things fabric-y and crafty have been a huge part of her life-long quest to create beautiful things with her hands. She’s a maker, a dreamer and a do-er when it come to quilts ….from miniature to modern and some in between, which has lead her to teaching her passion for more than 20 years. With positive and patient instruction she helps students believe in themselves and develop new skills. Kaye has won awards for her miniature work in Houston, Paducah, NQA (Columbus,OH), Indiana Heritage
Quilt Festival and Galway, Ireland.
541 Franklin Ave.
Amherst, OH 44001
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
Dave is an Art Quilter who enjoys piecing, applique and quilting. His quilting is an artistic extension of his technical creativity. Dave retired as a Polymer Scientist and Research Director in June of 2018 allowing more time to focus on quilting. During his thirty-five years as research chemist and technical manager Dave’s creativity was recognized by over twenty-five inventions. Dave was awarded recognition as one of the finest faculty in TAPPI (Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry). He particularly enjoyed his time teaching and mentoring his team members in his first career and is now excited to transfer his technical skills and love of teaching to his quilting activities. Dave has been married over 45 years to his high school sweetheart and fellow quilter, Debby, and lives in Clemmons, NC.
2533 Innisfail Lane
Clemmons, NC 27012
Debby has been a garment sewer her whole life - until the Quilt Bug bit in 1981. She retired from a career in Psychiatric Nursing in 1995 and opened her Longarm Quilting Business, 21st Century Longarm Machine Quilting.
Deb is a popular teacher in quilt guilds and retreats in the many cities she and her husband Dave have lived. Her style is encouraging and laid-back. She is full of tips and tricks to make quiltmaking FUN and knowledgeable. Debby teaches piecing, Trapunto and her specialty - Machine Quilting On The Domestic Sewing Machine.
Debby and Dave, himself an avid Quilt Camper, and 3 kitties live in North Carolina.
2533 Innisfail Lane
Clemmons, NC 27012
Maggie Marziale has sewn most of her life, learning at a young age in 4H. The quilting bug got her when she lived in Paducah, KY from 1996 – 98 as she found her way to a “Quilt Show.” She is originally from Upstate NY and was an Art Education major in college. Maggie began quilting on 1999, and her hobby quickly became her passion. She has won many ribbons for her work on both the local and national levels. Some of those include second place ribbons from Quilt Festival – Houston, Best Machine Workmanship and Best Innovative Quilt from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show, and Best Use of Color from the NQA show. Her quilts have been shown in several quilt magazines, one of them being on the cover of Quilting Quarterly. Maggie is a teacher at heart and has been teaching quilting classes since 2012. Her love for quilting and teaching has lead her to Waynesville, Ohio and her own business dedicated to teaching quiltmaking on all levels and in many forms.
555 Stolle Drive
Springboro, OH 45066
Laura enjoys paper-piecing, optical illusion and in general, any quilt that looks more difficult than it really is to make! Along with quiltmaking, she and her husband, Steve, enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren.
1627 Twp. Rd. 65
Jeromesville, OH 44840
As a part of a multi-generation family of crafters, and as a 16-year proprietor of an alterations/costume design business, Pam is a native of Buffalo, New York and has sewn since the age of nine. Pam caught the quilting bug” when she participated in a quilting retreat over 13 years ago. Pam draws inspiration from her photos and drawing. In her years of collecting quilting information and practicing different techniques, she looks for mediums that allow for a “room for error” that she craves. Raw-edged appliqué fits that realm, as does working with acrylic paints and free-motion quilting. Her teaching philosophy is that there is no such thing as “errors”; there are only creative opportunities.
104 Sweetwood Drive
Amherst, NY 14228
Sue Papouschek has been sewing for 44 years but got the “quilting bug” about 20 years ago when she attended a paper piecing class.
Her “creative outlet” became a full time business about 10 years ago when she started “Willow Creek Quilting” in Smithville, WV. She does free motion custom/heirloom and edge-to-edge quilting. She enjoys creating her own custom quilting designs that enhance the beauty of the pieced tops from her customers.
She has been teaching various classes at Jackson’s Mill Retreat for 8 years, her two quilt guilds “Pins and Needles” and “Thimbles and Threads” and many area shops. Sue is happy to share her excitement for quilting and loves to see quilters grasp concepts and take home beautiful quilts. Sue enjoys teaching and meeting other quilters. She is currently WVQI VP in charge of organizing state guild meetings held three times a year in WV.
Sue and Kent, her husband of 30 years, reside in Smithville, WV and have three grown children and four wonderful grandchildren.
23286 Staunton Tpke
Smithville, WV 26178
Kris made her first quilt about 30 years ago and fell in love with rotary cutting tools and techniques when they were in their infancy. She has been teaching classes in her home studio for the past 25 years. In 1993 Kris traveled to California to earn her “Quilt in a Day Teachers Certification” from Eleanor Burns. In 1994, Kris began attending quilt seminars at Cedar Lakes as a student and 5 years later began teaching at Quilt Camp.
Kris enjoys teaching and exploring ever changing methodologies for a large variety of quilting techniques from machine piecing, machine and hand applique, hand quilting and crazy quilt embellishing. She has recently published some of the quilt patterns she has developed over the years. Modern art quilting is rapidly becoming her new passion.
Kris enjoys hosting charity quilt seminars to create quilts for her local children’s hospital. Her other great joy is creating 6 foot by 10 foot banners to flank the rugged wooden cross at the front of her church.
Kris and her husband Bob retired to Cape Cod in 2014 and would like to extend an invitation to anyone who’s visiting or vacationing at “the Cape” to stop by and enjoy some time at her lakefront quilt workshop. In the near future, she plans to offer small-group quilt retreats at her new “Sandy Pond Studio”
295 Buck Island Road
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Cheryl Travis grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania, and has been living in Bel Air for over 24 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Biology from Mansfield State College and is a proud Army Veteran. While in the Army, Cheryl worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
Her first experience with quilting was in the early 80’s when she took a class to learn how to make the cathedral window block and also learned how to fabric stencil. Cheryl finally took a proper beginning quilting class where she learned how to do everything from drafting blocks to quilting the blocks and she was definitely hooked on quilting from then on.
Cheryl has been a crafter all her life, but quilting is her passion. She has over 22 years of experience teaching quilting and other crafts. Cheryl taught beginning and intermediate quilting classes for over 14 years at the Bel Air and Aberdeen Senior Centers. She absolutely loves teaching all levels of quilters and enjoys teaching all types of quilting techniques.
Join Cheryl in one of her fun classes!
20 Colonial Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
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 Ohio State University 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