2018 Show demonstration schedule coming soon

Here is the 2017 demonstration schedule


10:00AMKari MortonWool appliqué on Cotton or Wool
11:30AMKaren MayneNeedles & Threads:
Learn about all things thread from thread anatomy to choosing correct thread for the project. We will explore cotton, polyester, nylon and decorative threads as well as discuss needle and thread combinations. The end goal is great looking products produced with quality stitching.
1:30PmChris EichnerThread Director and Painting and Free Motion embroidery:
Thread painting with focus on techniques for added dimension and texture. Bobbin work using #3 and #5 “Pearl Cotton”, “ Watercolors by Caron“ 3 ply embroidery floss, “ Quilt Highlights by YLI” braided thread and “Sulky” metallic thread.
3:00PMModa Jelly Roll Fun Jelly Roll Race


10:00AMMargaret StreetFabric Cord Rope Bowls:
Explanation of the process of building a fabric pottery bowl using cotton clothes line cord and batik fabric strips with a sewn zig zag stitch.
11:30AMNicole LindseyPosture While Quilting: Strengthen your health! - A presentation on normal posture and how important it is for overall health. Five of the most common abnormal posture patterns will be discussed as well as a demonstration of how to asses your posture. Dr. Lindsey will furnish some effective stretches and exercises to help improve posture and straighten the spine.
2:00PMPatsy ThompsonRuler Work On Domestic Machines:
A basic introduction of ruler technique on a domestic machine. Patsy brings samples for inspection and welcomes questions and audience involvement.
3:30PMWanda ColeySimple Folded Corners Ruler by Doug Leko - Use with any pattern calling for folded corners. Remarkably accurate! Never draw a line for folded corners again!


12:00PMKathie BriggsExploring Abstract Art Quilts:
Kathie will discuss abstract art quilts focusing on themes and techniques. The discussion will be audience interactive. Examples of Kathie's work will be on display and discussion is welcome.
2:30PMConnie Brown “Let’s Talk Quilts”
A presentation and open forum about antique/vintage quilted textiles. Attendees are invited to bring antique quilts and tops to share. Questions will be answered in a group setting with Connie looking for clues to age, pattern and interesting bits of history with a general discussion of care, storage, display, repair/restoration and the need for a quilt appraisal and how to obtain one. Connie will show unique examples of Southern quilts from her personal collection.

About your presenters

Kari Morton
Kari has been involved with some aspect of sewing since the age of 10. Her love of quilting began as a stress reliever for her day job approximately 20 years ago.  While no longer having a brick and mortar store, she vends at quilt shows around the country with the main focus of wool appliqué. Kari hand dyes the majority of the wool she uses and sells.

Karen Mayne
Karen has a degree from NC State in Physics. This combined with a love for all things fiber results in a unique approach to design and construction. Karen is a member of the Southern Highland Craft  Guild since 1983 in the fiber/fabric category. Her work appears in books published by Lark Publishing. She has a commission piece in the White House permanent collection. Karen also enjoys gardening, cooking, and family time.

Chris Eichner
Chris Eichner has been teaching since 2009 in 5 states and Canada including the NC State Symposium and John C Campbell Folk School. She has received many first place ribbons at AQS and locally sponsored  quilt shows. Currently semi retired, she now teaches at local quilt shops sharing her love of teaching thread painting.

Margaret Street
Margaret resides in Hendersonville NC. She teaches community groups and hold workshops at local quilt shops.

Nicole Lindsey
Dr. Nicole Lindsey owns/operates Back in Balance, 1089 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC offering chiropractic, physical therapy, nutritional, and lifestyle services.  She received her Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in 2001. She is a wellness expert who regularly speaks with community groups on various  health related topics.

Patsy Thompson
Raised in an Eastern suburb of Cleveland Ohio.  Initially a self-taught quilter in the late 1970’s Patsy was a hand quilter for her first 25-plus. Free motion machine quilting became a wonderful creative outlet and Patsy now travels to teach and pass along her free motion mastery to others. Her work has been exhibited in quilt shows and juried exhibitions across the United States, including the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah KY winning many awards.  Learn more about Patsy, her educational products and her online store for rulers and other quilting supplies at  Patsy Thompson Designs.com

Wanda Coley
Wanda is a new vendor to the Asheville Quilt Guild Show bringing her shop, Old South Fabrics, to us from Cleveland, Tennessee. Old South Fabrics is an online store specializing in selling top of the line Moda fabrics, Moda pre-cuts, Moda quilt kits and unique patterns. Vist Wanda at oldsouthfabrics.com .

Kathie Briggs
Kathie’s path to art quilting began with design of person clothing, home dec projects, and fabric art dolls. In the ’90s Kathie turned to art quilts creating by painting with fabric.Her current work is built from small pieces that fit together to become a story.  Texture, both tactile and visual, is the draw for her to use textiles as a medium. Her work continues to evolve from a somewhat realistic portrayal of flora and fauna to more abstracted exploration  of natural elements and our environment.  kathiebriggs.com

Connie Brown
Connie  has been making quilts since 1990, both  contemporary and traditional, using a large array of processes and techniques. Connie is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and achieved  certification as an AQS Certified Appraiser in 2009. Her quilts have received numerous local/national awards. As a freelance designer she has written/designed quilt patterns for magazines, books, and kits. Find out more about Connie and view some of her work at
Southern highland guild/connie brown