Program entitled "Thrifty Quilting"
Jo Lynn O’Neil
In 2000, after working for 23 years as a police dispatcher in LaPorte, TX I had the opportunity to retire and immediately did so! I had been quilting seriously for about 4 years and finishing my quilts on my domestic sewing machine. I finally got brave enough to purchase my first Gammill. In 2002 we moved to Santo, TX where my family roots are and built a new home. I have since upgraded the machine a couple of times and now have the pleasure of owning a Statler Stitcher Gammill.
I have had the honor of winning the “merit” long-arm quilting award at the Quilter’s Guild of Parker County show numerous times. I have also won merit long-arm ribbons in the Baytown and Stephenville shows. Quilts that I have quilted have won “Best of Show” awards in 8 of the Parker County shows and Stephenville show. Several of my quilts have been juried into the Houston International Quilt Show. I have been teaching quilting to area quilt guild for the past 10 years or so. I often travel to speak and do workshops with guilds. I love all aspects of quilting but my most favorite is applique. I currently use the Apliquik tools to turn edges of my applique before stitching.
I have just completed the process of building a quilting retreat next to my home in Santo, TX. The retreat opened in April 2017. It has 6 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and will sleep 16 people. There is a wonderful open common room with plenty of tables and design walls with lots of room to create. The setting is wooded acreage in a secluded but secure area. I am looking forward to having all of my current and future quilting friends coming to visit!
In June of 2018 I had the chance to attend training to become a certified instructor for Laura Heine in her collage technique. I have taught over 200 students this method of making picture type quilts. It is fun and the students love it.
Workshop - February 14th - Quilting with your Walking Foot
Walking Foot Practice Quilt (PDF)
(you can right-click the links above if you wish to save to your computer)
In Jo Lynn's workshop you will learn the tricks to quilting with your walking foot on your domestic machine. Jo Lynn has provided a simple quilt pattern for you to create at home, then bring to the workshop to quilt.