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Meet Our Teachers




     
  

Andree Baca

Jill Green


Laura Kay Houser

 


Richard Larson

 

Janet Lindsey

Wendy Madeiros

Carolyn Miller


K
im Penrose

 
       

Merri Sarchet

Gary Sewell  Penny Treaster   

 


Andree Baca

Jill Green

Jill has been quilting for about 25 years. She especially loves handwork. Over the last couple of years, she has really enjoyed working with wool as it combines her love of appliqué and embroidery.  Jill's  handwork reflects her love of art and music. She enjoys designing her own quilts and helping others find joy in their quilting project.


Laura Kay Houser

Laura Kay is the proud owner of Happiness Is . . . Quilting! She loves being in the business of her favorite hobby, where learning never ends. She enjoys the chance to share techniques and projects with her students in a classroom setting.


Richard Larson

Janet Lindsey

Janet's first experience in quilting was making a Sun Bonnet Sue applique' block with her grandmother when she was around seven years old. Her grandmother also started teaching her to sew on a treadle machine and she has been sewing ever since then.

She started seriously quilting in 1995. This is when she felt that she had found her true passion. She enjoys all aspects of the quilting process from selecting and collecting fabric to quilting the quilt. She also really enjoys hand applique', embroidery and silk ribbon embroidery. She loves the detail and dimension that it can add to a quilt.


Wendy Madeiros

Carolyn Miller

Carolyn has been a quilt maker since 1991 and began collecting antique and vintage quilts in 1993. Shortly after that she spotted an ad in Quilter's Newsletter for the upcoming American Quilt Study Group's yearly seminar in Paducah, KY. Attending that first meeting was a personal turning point as she met many people who were just as in love with old quilts as she was. She has since amassed a good collection of 19th and 20th century quilts and a library of quilt history books to help her research them.  Her quilts (both old and new) have been published in various magazines and have been exhibited in quilt museums. She also helped to co-found the Lone Star Quilt Study Group which meets twice yearly. 

She lives in Fairview with her husband and 3 cats. (She does try to keep the cat hair off the quilts but sometimes it just doesn't work!)

Kim Penrose


Merri Sarchet

Sewing has been a part of her life since making garments for herself and her sister when they were children.  Their mother sat her at the sewing machine and she has been there ever since.  She started quilting when she wanted a quilt for her son’s “big bed, and have been consumed with quilting ever since.  She especially enjoys branching out into new kinds of projects when making shop samples. 


Gary Sewell

 Gary has over 40 years experience working in computer industry in software development: 2 years at Microsoft and 18 years as technical sales engineer for large computer storage companies. He has knowledge with Photoshop, Coreldraw, and commercial rhinestone design software; computer quilting software and systems; 15 years experience with commercial embroidery machines and Master embroidery designer. He is an instructor for Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Studio and a Beta tester for Silhouette America.

 

Penny Treaster

Happiness Is...Quilting! and all of its customers are so fortunate to have Penny on staff and teaching.  She gladly shares her keen knowledge and experience as a quilter with both patience and insight.