Marybeth especially loves to teach beginners and get students excited about learning new skills. She has been sewing since she was 5 years old, beginning with outfits for her pet cat! She advanced to sewing clothes for herself and others. Home decorating is another favorite catagory of sewing which she has alot of experience with. Quilting has been her main focus in the past 10 years. Bindings are her favorite part, along with helping people choose fabrics for their projects. She's been known to teach impromptu classes at the cutting table.
Andrea is passionate about quilting and addicted to beautiful fabric. She has a dedicated following of quilters who love her Mystery quilt classes. Marybeth has long been one of her fans. Andrea is a dedicated teacher and very patient with her students. Her home is near Cripple Creek, where she has a wonderful studio and space for small retreats. She has been called “Martha of the Mountains” because of her skills as an awesome cook and hostess.
Jill started using a sewing machine at the age of three and a half when she received a child’s sewing machine for Christmas. Jill started teaching sewing in High School at the age of fifteen and also won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year award for her district. She started working in the sewing industry in 1980, making model garments and teaching bridal accessory techniques. This expanded into teaching sewing machine arts and eventually turned into a full time job as an educator for a major sewing machine company. Jill has been an independent educator for the last nineteen years and has written books for Country Stitches in Michigan, the “Heirloom Shirt” book as well as having articles published by “Sew Beautiful”, “McCalls” and “Threads” magazines. She is also the first “Signature Series” designer for Cactus Punch and the creator of one of their most popular embroidery designs, “Batternburg Lace”. She also has her own line of quilting and serger patterns. Today Jill lives in Colorado Springs and is involved in many creative groups. She shares her teaching talents in a variety of classes and has started an Art Quilt Group here at Nana’s Quilt Cottage, which meets the first Wednesday of odd months. She hopes to meet you in one of her classes.
Mimi worked in a quilt shop in Nebraska before she moved to Colorado. She is always making a quilt for one of her children or grandchildren, and has a passion for making quilted purses and tote bags. She works out the kinks in all the patterns before she teaches them, and if you make a mistake she usually fixes it for you!
Team & Talents
Barni Feurhaken and Mary Sanderson are professionals with 75 years combined sewing experience. Through their company, Team and Talents, they are committed to teaching children aged 8 and above, and adults, a skill based method of sewing. They provide 6 week courses addressing safety, sewing machine operations, and sewing basics. These courses are divided into levels of skills attained. For more detailed information of what they teach please contact them at: email@example.com