Qualified TVQA Teachers are current members of TVQA who are willing to share their talent and time in helping others learn the art of quilting. They are enthusiastic, confident, and flexible. They make all students feel welcome, realizing all students are not at the same level. They should be aware of the history of quilting. A working knowledge of fabric, color, design, patterns, and techniques for piecing, appliqué, and quilting basics are essential.

A Qualified TVQA Teacher sets her/his own fees and negotiates with the guild requesting services. As a TVQA member it is expected that teachers will price their services fairly and possibly offer TVQA member guilds an advantage over non-member guilds. When hired by TVQA member guilds, Qualified TVQA Teachers are paid mileage by the TVQA treasury. Additional expenses, such as meals and overnight accommodations, are either included in the teacher’s or covered separately by the guild.

Continued qualification is dependent on evaluation by groups who hire TVQA Qualified Teachers. Feedback to the Program Services Chairperson, Jo Read, is welcomed. Jo can be reached at quilter67@centurylink.net

A current list of Qualified Teachers and the classes they offer follows:

Virginia Baker and Barbara Sanders 
851 Theta Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
Email: bobbieandginger@stripsandstrings.com
Website: http://www.stripsandstrings.com
Classes Offered:
Super Star
All Boxed In
Shelia’s Porch
Sack Beauty
Cheddar Blue
It’s Lemon I Think
String Binkie
Diamonds Are Forever
Starry Burst
I Got The Blues
*Star Struck (New)
*Whirly Gigs at Night (New)

Karen Combs
3021 Viewpointe Way
Columbia, TN 38401
Email: karen@karencombs.com
Website: http://www.karencombs.com
Classes Offered:
Quilts of Illusion (Lecture/Trunk Show)
Sweet Hearts (3-hr workshop)
Color and Texture for Quilters (3-hr workshop)
Transparency (3-hr class)
Patchwork Illusions (6-hr class)
More Patchwork Illusions (6-hr class)
Celtic Illusions (6-hr class)
Christmas Cube (6-hr class)
Crystal Star (6-hr class)
Combing Through Your Scraps (6-hr class)

Joy Daughton

Phone: more info coming soon
Classes Offered:
more info coming soon

Ginger Fondren
607 Lawrence Street
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Email: Celticmom1@comcast.net
Phone:  (615) 516-5971
Classes Offered:
Quilt in a Day certified teacher

Kathy Kuryla
1484 Birchwood Cr
Franklin, TN 37064
Email: kuryla@comcast.net
Phone: (615) 390-9202 
Website: http://www.thequiltingsquares.com
Classes Offered:

Diane Lowe
1215 Dripping Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398
Email: diquilts@comcast.net
Phone: (931) 967-8526
Cell: (931) 308-9381
Classes Offered:
Sewing machine apron and pin cushion/thread catcher (1-day class)
Featherweight Maintenance
Hanky Dress Pattern

Jean Odom
923 Downey Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
Email: modojandj@aol.com
Phone: (615) 352-5514
Cell:  615-476-6803
Classes Offered:
Lectures and trunk shows:
Feed Sacks: their history and uses
Feed Sacks- how to identify and date them
Feed Sack dolls
Quilt History- 100 years of quilts 1840-1940
Quilt history: dating quilts through fabric and design

Teresa Raleigh
141 Mann Road, Lebanon, TN 37087
Email: teresa.raleigh@yahoo.com.net
Phone: (615) 719-2956
Technique Classes Offered:
Learn to Paper Piece (x-hr class)
Advanced Paper Piecing (x-hr class)
Domestic Machine Quilting (x-hr class)
Starched Method Machine Applique (x-hr class)
Raw-edge Machine Applique (x-hr class)
English Paper Piecing Patchwork of the Crosses (x-hr class)
Binding-The Finishing Touch (x-hr class)
Project Classes:
Amish Beauties (x-hr workshop)
Runaway to Bali (x-hr workshop)
Scrap Talk – Trunk Show and Lecture (Lecture)

Jo Reid
3985 Old Larkinsville Road
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Email: quilter67@centurylink.net
Phone: (256) 259-2442
Cell: (256) 244-5122
Classes Offered:
Featherweight Maintenance
Four-Star Square Table Topper
Cracker Quilt
Christmas Packages Quilt
Fat Quarter Bundle Pins
Pinwheel Surprise Mystery Quilt
Mini Double Wedding Ring
Stuff-It Bag
Chop Suey Quilt
Take Away appliqué
Stack and Slash (freezer paper method)

Kay Roberts
107 Confederate Drive, Suite #1
Franklin, TN 37064
Email: pkrthread@comcast.net
Phone:  (615) 794-4769
Classes Offered:
Square-in-a-Square Techniques and Projects

Barbara Sanders
851 Theta Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 381-2982 
Classes Offered:

Janice Stewart
508 Natalie Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Email: janicesews@mindspring.com
Phone:  (615) 859-9788
Classes Offered:Windy City Jacket – Fun with Chenille
Black & White & Chenille Allover
Cable Applique Sweatshirt
Autumn Machine Appliqued Denim Shirt/Jacket
Crazy Patch Pieced Star Pillow
Quilt on Your Embroidery Machine (1 hr)
Get More Out of Your Embroidery Designs (1 hr)
Cutwork Revealed (1 hr)
Drawn Thread by Machine (1 hr)
Jackets by Design (1 hr)
Stitch Embellishment (1 hr)

Brenda Willis
230 Mainsail Way
Madison, AL 35758
Phone:  (256) 461-0781
Classes Offered:
4-Hour Classes

Aunt Betty’s Quilt
Bull’s Eye
Double X
Irish Chain
Jack-o-Lantern Quilt
Old Maid’s Puzzle
Stretched Star
Timothy’s Song
Wash Day Clothespin Bag
Yellow Brick Road

6-Hour Classes

Burgoyne Surrounded
Christmas Ribbons
Christmas Stars
Circle of Friends
Floral Stash
Grandma’s Scrap Bag
Licorice Alsorts
Single Wedding Ring
Stack and Whack
Stars and Checks
Stella Blue
Valentine Quilt
Yule Log Wreath

Marita Wolf
811 Hillview Drive
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
Email: bellamoda@comcast.net
Phone: (615)773-8894 

Classes Offered:
Hand Piecing including Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses
Machine Piecing- Numerous Patterns and Designs
English Paper Piecing
Machine Paper Piecing
Hand Embroidery
Sashiko Embroidery and Quilting
Wool Appliqué
Hand Appliqué including: Raw Edge, Needle Turn, Turned Edge and
Back Basting Appliqué.
Fun with Hexies
Beginner Quilting
Making Memory Quilts and Gifts from Loved Ones Shirts and Blouses
Using your Quilting and Needle Work as Art Work
Tuffett – Full Size and Pincushion

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