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. 


Julia Wentzell

Julia earned her diploma in Costume Studies from Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she honed her skills in pattern making, fashion apparel, tailoring and 18th century apparel construction. She's worked in theatre costuming departments, alterations, and has also made custom formalwear. After trying her hand at quilt making, Julia was hooked, and was soon sewing quilts of her own design and style, creating a fresh take on traditional patchwork. She sells her patterns, and is a textile designer with her sister-in-law, Caverly under the business Briar Hill Designs, where the two have a blast creating together.

You can find Julia here:

IG: @briarhilldesigns.com

FB: briarhilldesigns.caverlyandjulia/

Blog: briarhilldesigns.blogspot.ca

Etsy: etsy.com/shop/briarhilldesigns


Dionne Warr

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 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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