About the teachers



Adrienne Klenck

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! 


Jeanette Smith

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/


Crystal Gammon

Since an early age, Crystal has been surrounded by the the art of quilting. Both her mother and grandmother were traditional hand quilters so blanket forts during her childhood were stretched quilts on frames. It was no surprise that she made her first quilt shortly after receiving her first sewing machine in 2013. In the spring of 2014, she joined the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild and is the current guild president. When she isn’t quilting she is juggling her time between being a part time Registered Nurse and a full time mom of two quilt loving boys.  Crystal enjoys teaching in her work environment and is looking forward to teaching people how to quilt and introducing them to the local quilt community.


Linda McLaren

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!

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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.

You can find Andrea here:
Instagram: @3rdstorworkshop
Facebook: @3rdstoryworkshop

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