"If it's not fun, it's not worth doing!"
I'm a self-taught quilter, so I understand how frustrating it can be for beginning quilters. When I was finally able to take classes with nationally known teachers, I experienced the challenge of learning advanced skills in a classroom setting.
I've been a teacher for more than 20 years now, and my classes are designed so quilters of all skill levels can come and learn together .
I welcome everyone to my classes to make a fun project, expand skills, and develop creativity while having a good time!
Sunnie's Class Rules
Know Thyself: Some quilters like to work quickly, others enjoy taking their time. Each person is encouraged to work at a comfortable pace....and set personal levels of "perfection".
There are no stupid questions: The person sitting next to you is wondering the same thing. So please ask!
You haven't been to class unless you have a paper to take home: Handouts with complete instructions are included with each class. All the steps are demonstrated before class ends.
My Quilting Life So Far.....
I started to quilt in 1982 by designing a baby quilt to make for a friend. Half-way through the project, I realized I should buy a book and find out what to do! Since then I've pieced and appliquéd too many quilts to count, and continued to learn more from books and classes.
My first teaching experience was training Crisis Hotline volunteers, so I consider quilt classes practically stress free. After joining the All Star Quilters Guild in 1989, I began teaching on a regular basis, and enjoy giving classes for guilds and shops. In 2007 I spent a wonderful week teaching at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. It was one of my "Personalized Mystery Quilts" with traditional blocks that tell the history of the school. I am pleased to be a continuing teacher there!
I've been a Florida resident since 1981, and live in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville with my husband Ed. Our adult son has moved out, so now I have an office and a sewing room! I have served three terms as president of the All Star Quilters Guild, Inc., have been the newsletter editor for the Sunshine State Quilters Association's SunRays, and collect weird pictorial fabrics (which allowed me to win a Judge’s Recognition Award at QuiltFest of Jacksonville).