Following is a list of local teachers, lecturers and auctioneers.

Auctioneers:

RENE JENNINGS
(805) 473-2457
Email: renejen@bigfoot.com

SALLY KNIGHT
(805) 528-6933
Email: sgknight@charter.net

SUSAN VESSELY
(805) 544-1267
Email: sdevine@ccaccess.net

Lecturers and/or Workshop Teachers:

ROB APPELL
(800) 895-7402
Email: rob@robappell.com
http://www.robappell.com/

WORKSHOPS:
"The Dolphin Dance" -- Original strip-pieced quilt

“Quick-fuse Seascapes" -- Great, quick seascape/landscape one-day quilt top construction

"Under Watercolor Quilts" -- Watercolor-style tropical reef background, with applique on top

"Cool Crosses" -- Original quilt design using Rob's first fabric line "Florals and Corals"

"Broken Arrow" -- Original quilt design using Rob's first fabric line "Florals and Corals"

"Portrait Quilts" -- Fusible applique portraits in black and white

LECTURES:
Trunk show featuring Rob's collection of quilted seascapes and quilts from "Florals and Corals" line

CATHERINE CURRIE
(805) 542-0252

WORKSHOPS:
"English Paper Piecing by Machine" -- 3 hours. Tumbling blocks pattern for a 12-ince block. Requires a machine with a small, precise zig-zag stitch. Freezer paper diamonds provided. Intermediate level.

"Five-point Star Using English Paper Piecing by Machine" -- 3 hours. Participants will design their own five-pointed star block, create their own pattern and construct the block. Requires a machine with a small, precise zig-zag stitch. Advanced level.

RENE JENNINGS
(805) 473-2457
Email: renejen@bigfoot.com

BARBARA KLABUNDER
1-800-343-0958
Email: bkdesignstudios@charter.net

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES:
"Faux Chenille Technique"
"Rag Rug & Placement Twining"

DIANE MASON
(805) 771-9560

WORKSHOPS:
"Di-Bag " -- 3 hours. Learn the construction of this zippered portfolio that has clear vinyl on one side and a quilted block on the other. It can be made small enough to hold credit cards to big enough to hold whole quilting projects or anything else you like.

"Notion Storage" -- 3 hours. Learn the construction of this 12" x 28" notion carrying case with vinyl on one side and fabric on the other. It can be rolled up to take to class.
"Shopping Purse" -- 3 hours. Learn the construction of this 5" x 8" purse with an extra-long strap and just enough room to hold phone, money and Kleenex.

PATRICIA PEPE
(805) 238-7086
Email: patriciapepe@earthlink.net
http://xblocks.com/

WORKSHOPS:
"New York Beauty" -- intermediate to advanced. Explore fabric and color in a whole new light using traditional New York Beauty block.

"Snail's Trail" -- intermediate. Blend color and create subtle but exciting contrast using the Snail's Trail block.

"Kaleidoscope" -- all levels. Strip-pieced Kaleidoscope blocks create a variety of effects by altering fabric placement.

"Crazy Quilt Hearts" -- all levels. Learn the basics of crazy quilting and many different ways to embellish while creating a beautiful wall hanging.

"Swap Meet" -- all levels. A lot of fun! Using a simple block design and pre-cut fabric, participants swap fabric to create a unique lap quilt.

LECTURES/TRUNK SHOWS
"How Long Did That Take You?" -- An entertaining lecture/trunk show that explores and reviews the 12-year journey from beginning to completion of her Best of Show quilt "Into His Light."
"See Fabric in A Whole New Light" -- This lecture provides a reason and excuse to maintain a large stash of fabric. Patricia offers ideas on how to incorporate many different fabrics into quilts in new and exciting ways.
"Passing Judgment" -- A lighthearted look at judges' comments and how they can make or break us. Topics discussed include evaluating and using judges' comments, accepting negative comments and learning from our mistakes.
Classes, workshops, retreats and lectures can be created and tailored to meet your group's specific requirements.

ANDI PEREJDA
http://www.andiperejda.com/
Email: apquilts@andiperejda.com

WORKSHOPS:
"Hand Quilting"
"Hand Applique"
"Whigged Out"
"Circle of Illusion"
"Stuff It! "

KAYE RHEINGANS
(805) 528-5826
Kaye has many collectible quilts and does a lecture about the history of the quilts.

MARY RUSSELL
P.O. Box 12445
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(805) 544-4068
http://www.mary-russell.com/

WORKSHOPS:
"Double Wedding Ring" -- 6-hour class
"Revolutionary Rings" -- 6-hour class
"Mary's Mystery Quilt" -- 6-hour class
"Tips and Tricks for Wearables" -- 6 hour class
“Attic Windows" -- 3-hour class

LECTURES:
"Revolutionary Rings"
"Wearables by Mary Russell"
"Building Borders"
"A Designer's Perspective"
For more information, please see Mary's website.

SHELLEY SWANLAND
P. O. Box 12012
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(805)783-2424
http://www.shelleysstudio.com/

WORKSHOPS:
"Machine-stitched Cathedral Windows: Exploring the Basics"
"Machine-stitched Floating Star Block"
"Sultry Sunflower: Three-dimensional Sunflower Block"
"Table Runner Based on Berries Jubilee Quilt"
For more information, please see Shelley's website.

JENNIFER RAPACKI
(805) 264-5504
Santa Maria, CA
jennifer.rapacki@gmail.com
http://www.jenniferrapacki.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ArtisaninFabric

Specializing in combining traditional quilting techniques with technology driven designs and inkjet printing on fabric.

WORKSHOPS:
"Design That! with Electric Quilt (EQ) "
Increase your quilting creative potential! Take your design process to a new level by learning the EQ Quilt Design software. Hands-on class, laptop required. 1/2 day & 1 day options.

"Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements"  
Memory Quilts, Art Quilts and more….Learn how to edit, enhance and prepare photos/graphics for inkjet printing on fabric. Also learn to make a customized background that looks pieced but is not. Hands-on class, laptop required.   1/2 day & 1 day options.  For more info and samples go to www.jenniferrapacki.com/pixelate

Modern Tools Sampler
Hands-on class with a 1/2 day session each of  Photoshop Elements & EQ7; Hands-on class, laptop required.  
1 day

Print That! with Photoshop Elements  
You don't have to tile that!  Ready to move beyond printing letter size fabric sheets on your home inkjet printer? Learn all sorts of “tips and tricks” for preparing files and printing yardage at print-on-demand services like ModernYardageSpoonflower or Fabric on Demand.   Hands-on class, laptop required.  1/2 day & 1 day options.  For more info and samples go to http://www.jenniferrapacki.com/printthat

"Weave That!" - Creative Custom Fabric  No computer involved :-) 
Jazz up that purse, iron tote, bag, quilt, shirt (the list can go on and on) with custom-made woven fabric. It's surprisingly easy to do and worth the effort. Students will learn how to weave 1” strips of raw edge fabric to create a whole new unique piece of fabric. Thread Embellishment adds the final pizzazz.   1 day.   For more info and samples go to www.jenniferrapacki.com/weave
Note:  Students can "try before they buy" with trial versions of Electric Quilt & Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Plus, students can also use a PC or a MAC.  While Electric Quilt is now available for the MAC, the trial version is only available on a PC.

LECTURE:
"Creativity Unleashed: Modern Technology for Quilters"
Just what can you do with Modern Technology in quilt making? In the lecture Jennifer shares her experiences and designs using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Electric Quilt along with inkjet printing on fabric.  Features of both tools are shown during the presentation along with many samples of the quilts made using modern technology.. The lecture is a powerpoint presentation / trunk show format.

SANDY TURNER
591 Gazelle Way
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-3752
Fax: (805) 937-3725

 

Support from the City of San Luis Obispo