Our next EQ Academy is May 2-4 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now! 

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In this post, we’d like to introduce you to our wonderful teachers!

Lori Miller

Lori J. Miller is a quilter, pattern designer, teacher and EQ8 superfan from Oxford, Michigan. Lori offers EQ8 classes that help the student develop confidence to design beautiful blocks and quilts. Sewing since age 11, Lori has deep roots in sewing and quilting traditions that add a unique dimension to her designs. Using EQ for the design process, Lori’s quilts have been exhibited nationally and her fresh designs have been published in numerous magazines. You may know Lori from her Lessons with Lori series right here on the EQ Blog or have taken a class from her at a quilt show!

Lori’s Classes:

This class is sold out, but a wait list is available.

Jenny Novinsky

Jenny Novinsky started working at Electric Quilt as a graphic design intern in 2001 and stayed on after she graduated from college. Jenny learned how to design “virtual quilts” using EQ long before she knew how to sew them. But it was only a matter time before she caught the quilting bug! Jenny’s designs have been published in Quilts & More, Quiltmaker Magazine, The Quilter, and Fat Quarterly. She has also appeared in an episode of Quilting Arts TV on PBS. You may know Jenny from our EQ At Home online classes—she’s the teacher!

Jenny’s Classes:

Nancy Roelfsema

Nancy started sewing at a very young age, making clothes for her dolls and later for herself. She comes from a large family of 10 kids, so the only way to get a new outfit was to make it yourself. Technically, she made her first quilt when she was about 11 years old.

She has been teaching the art of quilt-making at local quilt shops in Grand Rapids for almost 30 years and over the last five years has taught at all the major quilt conventions; AQS, Quilt Festival, and Road to California and continues to teach at local and national quilt guilds. Nancy’s YouTube channel, OnPoint-TV, was started 7 years ago, and now has over 67,000 subscribers with over 415 videos.

She started using Electric Quilt when it was just EQ4. She loves designing in EQ and teaching others about its fabulous abilities. Nancy loves to teach beginner and advanced quilting techniques–from efficient and accurate rotary cutting to creating your own fabric using many painting techniques, piecing; traditional, improvisational and paper piecing and quilting. She hasn’t found a quilting technique she didn’t love–from beginning to end–by hand and by machine–the art of & teaching quilt-making brings her joy.

Nancy’s Classes:

Sara Seuberling

Sara began working for The Electric Quilt Company as a graphic design intern back in 2003. Over the years, her job duties evolved to more than just graphic design, but also project management and overseeing product development. Sara has been involved with EQ software for 19 years and had a large role in the redesign and development of EQ8. With her knowledge of the ins and outs of the software, she is able to guide students in the proper techniques and solutions for their designs.

Sara’s Class:

POPULAR! This class has two offerings!

Janice E. Frisch

Janice has been quilting and using EQ software to design her quilts since she was in junior high school and EQ4 was the current version. A recent addition to the product development team at The Electric Quilt Company, Janice assisted with the creation of BlockBase+ and the publication of Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.

Janice is a quilt historian with a doctorate in Folklore from Indiana University. Her master’s thesis looked at the history and design styles of t-shirt quilts and she has designed and made custom t-shirt quilts as a business. Her doctoral dissertation on the influence of British and Dutch patchwork in the development of the block-style quilt in the United States was published in the International Quilt Museum catalog, American Quilts in the Industrial Age.

Janice’s Class:

Now you’re acquainted with the teachers! Feel free to leave a comment below saying “hi” or share a memory you have with them!

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