We’re are proud to announce our 11th event We are proud to announce our 11th event for Spring of 2019. April 11th- April 14th , 2019. This event is structured exactly like our past Chicago, Atlanta, and Denver locations. Included in your registration fee, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes taught by extraordinary and influential women from the modern quilting/sewing world at the Hilton Salt Lake Center located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sherri Lynn Wood
Sherri Lynn Wood is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, as well as arts residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and most recently at Recology San Francisco in 2016. An interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, CA, she has exhibited and performed locally at The Lab, Southern Exposure, Adobe Books and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art. She holds an MFA from Bard College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University.
Her 2015 publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams) provides frameworks for creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory. Sherri teaches and speaks about improvisational patchwork and flexible patterning at art and craft schools, guilds, and conferences nationally and abroad.
Karen is a screen printer, author of Screen Printing at Home, a Robert Kaufman fabric designer and quilter. Her work is regularly seen in Love Patchwork and Quilting and Quilt Now magazines. As well as running workshops in her home in Leeds, she has taught at the Fat Quarterly Retreat and around the UK, as well as in Denmark and the US, including Quiltcon. Karen is one third of the UK based The Thread House with fellow quilters Lynne Goldsworthy and Jo Avery.
Karen was born and brought up in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK where she learned to sew and knit with her grandmother. It was several years later, after turning her back on her formal education and teaching career, that she came back to her crafting roots.
While living and teaching in London, Karen met her husband and together they brought up their 3 children there, but when they moved back to Leeds in 2004 she left her teaching career behind and started her crafting business Blueberry Park. Karen always had a passion for textiles, pattern and color and after a brief silkscreen printing course in 2011, she set about teaching herself more about this technique in order to design her own fabric.
Karen’s obsession with screen printing set in and soon she was printing and designing all day every day perfecting her skills. She was using her fabrics in her own work as well as selling to other quilters and crafters.
With her passion for screen printing and her skills as a teacher, she started to run screen printing workshops, passing on her skills and teaching others how to design fabric and screen print, particularly at home with little specialist equipment and space. In 2014 Karen brought out her first book Screen Printing at Home, teaching the reader all they need to know and what to do to produce great screen prints from the kitchen table. Her second book Wabi Sabi Sewing is due out this summer.
In 2015 Karen brought out her first fabric collection, Blueberry Park, with Robert Kaufman and has just released her third, hitting the shops in May.
Much adored Cockerpoo Scout has recently joined the clan and when she isn’t knee deep in paint and fabric and designing for Robert Kaufman, Karen and Scout can be found around and about the fields by her house.”