Jackie has been a quilter since 1993 and has owned her own business, Canton Village Quilt Works since 2000. Beginning her business as a long arm quilter and then in 2009 adding an online quilt fabric shop! She has also been a quilt designer for magazines and fabric companies since 2009, a quilting Podcaster - Jackie's Quilting Chronicles, and a Certified Quiltworx.com (Judy Niemeyer) instructor and shop. Jackie travels throughout the country to lecture, do workshops and trunk shows. Jackie's first book was published in September, 2015 by Martingale & Co titled Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts. Jackie is also a Craftsy Instructor with two online classes, one is a Quiltworx exclusive and the other is her own! Also, Jackie has her own line of published patterns in 2015, there are now 9 in the series with more to come! This year will also mark a new beginning for Jackie as she moves to Arizona and begins designing fabric for Island Batik as well as the patterns that will go with the fabric!!! Please visit Jackie at her website:www.cvquiltworks.com to keep up to date.
Eileen Urbanek is a quilting instructor from the State of Texas. She has been teaching for shops and guilds in the areas around Dallas and beyond for the last eight years. You can find her teaching at least once a month at Quilt Country in Lewisville, TX. She is also available to do trunk shows and lectures for quilt guilds, having given the lecture “Get Re-Excited” to many guilds in her area in recent years.
She first became interested in Judy’s patterns when she realized how organized the sewing process. Perhaps best spoken in her own words, she says, “I am always thinking of how to do things easier, quicker, smarter, etc, and with Judy’s technique it is evident that she works that way also. I “got” her technique right from the beginning and had a hard time putting the project down.” Her first project with Judy was the Amazon Star in the summer of 2009, which she finished in two weeks, and has been completing project after project ever since! Being and instructor herself, she sees quilts the way Judy sees them. As she makes the project, she works through how it should be taught to students. With every finished project, she has a plan for passing it along to others so they can learn to do it as well.
Since she became a Certified Instructor in 2010 she has used over 40 different “Judy” patterns to complete 116+ projects using Judy’s patterns.
Her teaching background is strong, her understanding of Judy’s techniques is spot on, and her interest and excitement for sharing the information with others is energizing.
Eileen’s teaching schedule is very busy, but she loves what she is doing and continues to be asked back wherever she teaches.