Like so many quilters, my first experience sewing was learning garment construction from my Mom, who happened to be a fashion designer in New York. She also taught me do make quite a few home dec projects (I much prefer
I learned to knit when I was eight years old. My mother taught me the absolute basics and I took my first real knitting class when I was 10 or 11 while I was in 4-H. Our group got to
Sheila has been crocheting for over 40 years. She has taught students from elementary age up to adults in a variety of yarn shops, schools and even at the Aurora History Museum. For the last several years she has hosted a
“I began quilting about twenty years ago and enjoy every aspect of the process. My greatest gain in quilting was my husband seeing an applique pattern in a quilt shop while vacationing and asking me to make it for him.
I started my quilting career at Quilts and Other Comforts (one of the first quilt stores in the country and home of Quilter’s Newsletter) in the summer of 1973 and started teaching quilt classes shortly after. I opened Great American
Jane started teaching for Y-Wives in 1971! She taught for Great American Quilt Factory from 1982 to 2011 when they closed. We are so thrilled to have Jane teaching quilting classes here at Wooden Spools!
As we all probably did, in the 8th grade, I took my first sewing class (my teacher’s name was Doris Cleary) and fell in love with the craft. Previously, as a little girl, my mother taught me to knit, crochet