Featured NY Quilter

Diane Rode Schneck

is our featured New York Quilter for 2001. Come and see Diane's quilts on display and then meet Diane herself. She will talk about her work and her quilts on

 Saturday & Sunday

 3 PM -- Free

FREE! Lectures FREE!

Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 PM


 1:30 PM

Linda Denner

Quilting for the 21st Century
-- Machine Techniques

Learn the latest techniques possible by machine that duplicate the look of handwork. From applique to quilting, make your machine purr and your work shine in a fraction of the time. Quilting with designer threads, and mocking the look of hand quilting will all be demonstrated and shown through the use of exciting step by step samples.


 1:30 PM

Sheryl Craig

Hawaiian Quilts--History, Folklore & Techniques

Sheryl, who learned Hawaiian quilting from her Grandmother, will teach you all about the background and techniques of Hawaiian quilting.

Teacher and Judge Bios

Diane Rode Schneck --

NYC -- Featured NY Quilter

Diane has been quilting since 1974, and has been a teacher and designer since 1980. She describes herself as "an unrepentant fabriholic since the third grade." Diane's quilts have been exhibited internationally and seen in many magazines and books. She has taught locally in NYC, at New England Images and the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

Diane's current quilts use images of American Diner icons - coffee cups, classic diner food and neon signs. You can "get a taste" for her work at her web site:


Linda Denner --

Warrensburg, NY -- Lecturer

A recent transplant from downstate NY, Linda is an author, teacher and designer of quilts and fiber art. Teaching since 1975, she combines originality with the practical skills gained by working with sewing machines for over forty years. She served as an editor for Quilt Magazine and her column, "Sew Easy" has appeared in Quick and Easy Quilting since 1989. Her first book, The Grand Finale, (AQS, 1989) was followed by Baby Quilts (Crown, 1991), Creative Quilting for Home Decor (Crown,1993) and Fifty Ways to Master Your Sewing Machine (Crown, 1997).

In addition to teaching nationally, Linda worked as an Educational Consultant for Pfaff Sewing Machines. Her quilts have been featured in Complete Book of Machine Quilting by Fanning and Faces and Places by Anderson. Her articles and quilts have been featured in many quilting magazines.

Sheryl Craig --

Niskayuna, NY -- Lecturer

Born in Honolulu, Sheryl learned to sew from her mother while still in grade school. Her tutu (Hawaiian for "grandmother") in Honolulu taught her Hawaiian quilting while Sheryl was in her early twenties and living in North Carolina sometimes by mailing her instructions, patterns and quilting hints. She also passed along more patterns, tips, folklore and philosophy of Hawaiian quilting as well as the many quilts, quilt tops and pillow tops during visits.

Sheryl has done patchwork quilting, but loves the vivid colors, abstract designs and folklore of Hawaiian quilting. She is the only one of her generation in the family who has kept up her tutu's craft and she feels a responsibility to teach others of this dying art. She has designed many Hawaiian quilting pillow patterns of native Hawaiian plants and is currently designing patterns using plants of the Northeast.

 Mary K. Ryan -- Judge -- Rutland, Vermont

A teacher by education, Mary's interest in architecture found an outlet in quilting in the seventies. Quilts based on her drafted patterns have won awards at many shows, and have appeared in Fairfield/Poly-fil advertising. She has served on boards of quilting organizations including the Vermont Quilt Festival and sells patterns of her design and her marbleized fabrics.

Kathy Riley -- Judge -- Holbrook, LI, New York

Kathy Riley began quilting in 1983. She is a quilt artist, lecturer, judge and teacher known for her traditional style combining vivid color and exquisite hand quilting. Her most recent work, "Stellar Sojourn," received blue ribbons at QHC, Lancaster, PA, AQS, NQA, Vermont Quilt Festival and Quilts at the Crossroads shows. The AQS has also selected "Stellar Sojourn" as the April featured quilt in their Wall Calendar 2000.

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