About the teachers
Adrienne is the owner of Seam Work. Adrienne is a quilter with 20 years of experience whose passion is bringing like minded makers together. Founder and past president of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild she is continually inspired by the sewers she meets and cannot wait to meet more in Studio!
Hi! I’m Jeanette and I’m one of the teachers at Seam Work. I live in Dartmouth with my hubby, 2 teenage daughters and my dog Ben. I’ve been a quilter for about 15 years, and also love to sew zip pouches and other accessories. I’ve participated in many craft fairs around HRM, selling baby blankets, quilts, infinity scarves, zip pouches and so much more! I have a line of baby blankets, bibs, and burp cloths at Kept shop in Dartmouth. I love sharing recent makes on social media. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook as Stamp Stitch Create.
Linda Coolen Smith
Linda Coolen Smith is a passionate Nova Scotia quilter. She has been making quilts for her family and friends for almost 25 years. She loves all styles and methods of quilting and has tried most of them. Over the past few years she has been bitten by the Modern Quilting bug. She enjoys the freedom of improvisational piecing and free-motion quilting and just can’t get enough fabric. Linda is a member of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild and blogs at Scrapmaster http://bumbleknit.blogspot.ca/
I am a married mother of three who left the world of Computer Programming to raise my family. Now that they’re growing up, I have a seamstress/alterations business that I run from home. I started sewing at age 12 in Home Ec. class, like everyone else my age. But for some reason it clicked with me. At first, I sewed what was required for school. Then I made my Halloween and dance costumes. Before starting high school, I had begun sewing my own clothing. Back then, sewing allowed me to make the trendy clothes that I couldn’t afford to buy ready-made. Now, sewing allows me to make the items that I really want, I don’t have to settle for what I can find in the stores.
Linda sewed her own wedding dress and hasn’t stopped since. A retired high school teacher, she recently moved to Dartmouth to spend more time with her grandgirls, and make their Halloween costumes. She is just learning to quilt. She believes in the value of patterns and muslins, bold colour choices, and the beauty of a well-turned hem. Above all, sewing should be fun!
Andrea Tsang Jackson
Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop is an artist, designer and quilter based in Halifax. As an educator, she wants to inspire others to reach their own creative potential and to see themselves as designers of their own lives. Although her favourite colours to wear and design with are neutral, she loves to play with colour in her studio.
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