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Meet the Educators

Vida Anderson has always been creative and in 2015 started her own business making and teaching everything from sewing to knitting. She quilts on a Statler. In 2022, she was asked by Quiltworx to piece and quilt a sample for the latest Judy Niameyer Technique of the Month quilt, Carnival Flower. Vida has also designed several quilt patterns for her local shop and serves as the president of her guild. Vida lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband, Shane. In her spare time she loves to fly fish and camp.

Vida Anderson
Quilting with Confidence,
retreats, educational events

Kayla Bain started working with a Gammill Longarm to create a career that would help support her family orientated lifestyle. Kayla now quilts on a Statler and is looking forward to joining this year’s Quilting with Confidence tour.

Her two young children helped her rediscover a passion for creating, leading her back to sewing and crafting. Kayla also enjoys welcoming others into her rural home in Wisconsin with plenty of food, laughter and outdoor fun.

Kayla Bain
Quilting with Confidence,
retreats, educational events

Pat Barry is a professional quilter and loves to share her knowledge with others.

She bought her first Gammill in 2002, upgraded to the Statler Stitcher in 2005 and hasn’t looked back. In her career she has taught at many major quilt shows, has written books and articles about longarm quilting, and has even designed a few tools.

She is thrilled to be teaching computerized students during this year’s Quilting with Confidence Tour.

Pat Barry
Quilting with Confidence,
retreats, educational events

Sharon Blackmore is a Professional Long Arm Quilter, Published Author, Designer & Educator. She lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband Jason and their three children.  She has been quilting for more than 20 years and quilting for customers since 2008. She has taught piecing and longarm quilting across North America and online. Her quilting style ranges from traditional to modern, from simple to complex, creating designs that flow with and compliment each quilt naturally.

Sharon Blackmore
Educator Consultations, 
Online Classes, Retreats

Eva Birch has been quilting for the past 12 years and longarm quilting for the past decade. She has won several national awards for both her own quilts and customer quilts including a first place at Road to California and “Best Use of Negative Space” at the PIQF. She is the co-author of “Applique for Modern Beginners” and her work can be seen in a number of quilting publications. In addition to quilting for others, Eva enjoys designing, making and quilting her own quilts.

Eva Birch
Quilting with Confidence, Events,
Consultations, Online Education, Retreats

DeWayne Carron joined the Gammill team in 2018. DeWayne is a professional longarm quilter, and he and his wife, Jan, own Cross & Crown Quilting in New Melle, Missouri. DeWayne is a Gammill Statler owner and pattern designer. In addition to his work on the Quilting with Confidence tour, DeWayne is a technician for Gammill. As an educator, DeWayne focuses on machine maintenance, computerized quilting and pattern design in Gammill’s CreativeStudio.

DeWayne Carron
Quilting with Confidence,
retreats, educational events

Kat Fehr has been professionally quilting on her Statler for more than eight years. She specializes in custom quilting, combining computerized and hand guided quilting. Kat’s favorite art project in elementary was to draw seashells on a piece of paper without lifting the pencil. She never forgot that art lesson and is constantly doodling, sometimes on paper but mostly on fabric. Kat’s goal is to inspire others to use their machines, press those buttons, try new things, and make pretty art.

Kat Fehr
Quilting with Confidence,
Retreats, Educational Events

Page Johnson is a professional long-arm quilter from Minnesota. She’s been quilting most of her life and began her professional career in 2001. She works full-time as a quilter for customers. She continues, as she has for many years,  to create award-winning quilts in national quilt shows. Her quilts have been found in publications and on calendars showcasing quilting. She is an internationally known teacher for both free-motion and computerized quilting.

Page Johnson
Educator Consultations,
Online Education, Retreats

Karen Marchetti pieced her first quilt top in 2003. One scrap of fabric lead to another and two years later she purchased her first Gammill and opened Creative Longarm Quilting – turning her hobby into a business and developing her own unique style of custom quilting. Karen entered her first quilt show in 2006 and won Judge’s Choice. Since then, she has won numerous national awards for her personal quilts, as well as client quilts. When she’s not stitching you can usually find her doodling away!

Karen Marchetti
Quilting with Confidence, Events,
Consultations, Online Education, Retreats

Christine Perrigo is an award-winning, internationally exhibited longarm quilter and has been quilting since 2003. With a background in computer science and 15 years experience in the industry, she has a technical approach to computerized quilting and surface design. She focuses on custom digital quilting for modern quilts and approaches each quilt as an opportunity to push boundaries. Collaboration, exploration, and invention are cornerstones to Christine’s process.

Christine Perrigo
Educator Consultations,
Retreats, Online Education

Jodi Robinson has been a quilter for more than 20 years. She has taught at national shows and won numerous national awards for her quilting skills. In addition to teaching, Jodi designs pantograph patterns, has self-published nine machine quilting design books, and provides professional quilting services to her clients. Jodi’s books and classes focus on teaching easy methods to create beautiful, freehand designs that will personalize, and make your quilting unique.

Jodi Robinson
Quilting with Confidence, Events,
Consultations, Online Education, Retreats

Lisa Rogers purchased her first longarm machine in 1992 and upgraded to a Statler in 2012 to start a quilting business. Lisa is from Salt Lake City Utah. She has taught nationally for 10 years. She enjoys sharing her love of quilting with others and watching their skills and excitement for quilting grow. In her free time she enjoys piecing and custom quilting her own quilts. “I love to challenge myself and try new ideas, with CreativeStudio there is no limit”.

Lisa Rogers
Quilting with Confidence,
Educational Events, Retreats

Jeanne Schroeder made her first quilt in 1983 as a senior in high school, which she entered into a contest sponsored by McCall’s pattern company. Although she did not win, the experience inspired her love of quilting. Several years later she made a couple of tops and had them professionally quilted. She knew she wanted to be able to finish her own quilts. She bought her Gammill long arm quilting machine in 2005 and has been happily quilting ever since.

Jeanne Schroeder
Quilting with Confidence
Retreats, Educational Events

Karen Sievert began her quilt making journey in 1997 when her sister dragged her into a quilt shop.  Purchasing her first longarm in 1998, Karen became passionate about free motion quilting. Karen has written two piecing books and teaches domestic piecing classes and free motion quilting on a longarm. She has won numerous national and international awards. Karen’s passion for quilting comes through in her fun, joyful and energetic teaching approach.

Karen Sievert
Quilting with Confidence
Retreats, Educational Events

Georgia Stull has been quilting on a Statler since 2006. She has also been a national and international instructor for the past 14 years and is passionate about providing her students the tools to be successful. Georgia j=is passionate about providing her students the tools and education to feel confident and successful. She teaches efficiency and effectiveness (without compromising quality!) so her students go home inspired, enabled and energized.

Georgia Stull
Educator Consultations
Online Education, Retreats

Angela Ziai has been quilting for 17 years, longarm quilting for 15 years and a very proud Gammill owner for the past 5 years.  She enjoys problem solving and finding ways to be creative through quilting and machine-based design. Her previous career in Computer Sciences and Financial Management have served her well as she builds her small quilting business out of her home in beautiful Almonte, Ontario, Canada.  She is a wife and mother of 2 wonderful teenage children.

Angela Ziai
Quilting with Confidence
Retreats, Educational Events