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Linda J. Hahn
Linda began quilting in 1993 and teaching in 1994. She is the author of 6 published books, with another one arriving in April 2020! For of these books have been award winners in the Independent Publishers Awards program - New York Beauty Simplified AQS Publishing 2011 Bronze Medal - New York Beauty Diversified AQS Publishing 2013 Gold Medal - Rock that Quilt Block Weathervane AQS Publishing 2015 Gold Medal - Rock that Quilt Block Hourglass AQS Publishing 2016 - Quilt MatchUp Cash vs. Stash AQS Publishing 2016 Silver Medal and the recently released New York Beauty Quilts Electrified Fox Chapel Publishing 2019. Her next book is scheduled for an April 2020 release.
Linda's first fabric collection debuted in the Spring of 2019 - Island Vibes from Banyan Batiks by Northcott. Her next collection scheduled for 2020 is Carnivale - also from Banyan Batiks by Northcott. Her patterns are marketed under the name Frog Hollow Designs. Some of her work has been featured in your favorite quilting magazines including American Quilter, Love of Quilting, and many others.
Linda's Website Linda currently sews on the Memory Craft 9450 and embroiders using the 550E.
Maday is a prolific art educator, published artist and guild presenter based in the Midwest, committed to bringing innovation and artistry to the forefront of the work she creates. Her mission is to nurture artistic platforms across cultures and generations to foster creative work, while finding ways to minimize her environmental footprint.
Learning from cultural textile traditions and exchanging powerful stories, continues to be a source of inspiration that she hopes to share with all.
Her goal is to unify students with different skill sets and share her love of art and vibrant textiles. She combines paint, weaving, hand-stitching and machine sewing and embroidery to infuse her creations with energy and pay homage to her Cuban upbringing. She loves the art of collaging and storytelling with new and pre-loved textiles; Janome machines keep up with her big, scrappy ideas every step of the way.
Maday’s work has appeared in the international publication Uppercase magazine (2022, 2020) the book Quilted (2019) and periodicals in her home state. She also presented virtually to the design students at the Indian Institute of Art & Design in New Delhi, India in August 2020 and teaches at Folk Schools, Quilt Shops and Quilt Shows. Let’s continue to learn together. Maday's Website https://www.sustainabletextiledesign.com/ Instagram Facebook Maday currently sews on the Continental M17, HD9, and the AirThread 2000D.
Sarah Ann Smith
Color, line, texture, rhythm and movement, imagery and stories inspire me. All my childhood I wanted to be an artist. I want to share my passion to create textile art and design surface pattern, but also including many art media. My path to art has been circuitous and unusual: as a young child, I lived in Spain, Thailand and Argentina. Having been a professional vagabond for my first four decades, my art now celebrates the home-of-my-soul that I found in midcoast Maine.
Widely published including two books of my own, with appearances on Quilting Arts TV, on The Quilt Show, and a video workshop, I create textile art, design, and teach selected engagements in person and online. For more information visit me at SarahAnnSmith.com. I’d love to hear from you!
Learn more about the machine Sarah uses, the Continental M7, here.