I have sewn all my life! Well, at least since I was 8 anyway. I was taught to sew by my Mother and by my 4-H instructor. I made most of my own clothes as a young adult and found my way into professional dressmaking and costuming in college. I continue to do occasional commission work, especially bridal and formal wear, but deep down I am a quilter at heart. I began quilting in 1997 shortly after defending my doctoral dissertation. I wanted a creative outlet that did not include curved seams! When a friend introduced me to quilting I was hooked.
Now I teach a wide variety of quilt classes at my local quilt shop, specializing in beginning quilting projects, EQ6 design software for quilters, Color Confidence for quilters, machine appliqué, and original tote bags. In addition to teaching, I also lecture throughout the Midwest at guilds and conferences. My most popular lectures are EQ6, Color for Quilters, Online Quilt Swapping, Hexagon and Beyond Quilts, and Communication for Professional Quilters.
I have numerous workshops available for guilds, in addition to my regular classes. Just call and ask and I can fit a lecture to the needs of your guild. As a college speech teacher for 30 years, I am happy to come to speak with your guild.
Two years ago I started my own pattern company -- Morning Glory Designs -- on the suggestion of my local quilt shop owners who wanted some smaller table runner size quilts with simple appliqué. The line of 12 flower of the month began my first series of 12 patterns, Charming Botanicals. There are so many new projects, quilt and patterns in the works that I am not sure I will get them all done in time for Christmas. . . this year! LOL
Thanks again for purchasing one of my products. Please let me know if I can ever be of service to you.
Thanks, Reeze L. Hanson