2021 SHOW DATES Friday June, 4, 2021 9-5 Saturday June 5, 2021 9-5 Sunday June 6,2021 10-4
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SHOW ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Campus 1 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Copyright 2020
Teachers, Lecturers, and Judges
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Katie Pasquini Masopust - 2021Workshop Teacher

For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes and abstracts executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques. About Katie: A very popular teacher and lecturer with an easy, energetic manner. World traveler presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes. Numerous awards and accolades culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival. A prolific author Member of Experius Academy Advisory Council to develop art mission for the new Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado, a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists. Katie Pasquini Masopust Workshops: WKS 101: From Watercolor to Quilt - (2 days) Wednesday and Thursday, June 2-3, 2021, 9 AM to 4 PM WKS 201: Artful Log Cabins - (2 days) Friday and Saturday, June 4-5, 2021, 9 AM to 4 PM

Kathy McNeil - 2021 QuiltFest Teacher and Judge

“Every creative act begins as a connection between the artist and their world. Exploration of that moment of inspiration fuels the process of telling a story and making art. Results are never predictable, as the discovery is different each time. A mastery of techniques and design will be noted and appreciated by others, but will the magic that inspired the artist, reach out and touch someone else? When it does.... something big is shared.” Kathy’s work features hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps together to create quilts that look like paintings. Often with over a hundred different fabrics, Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. Her quilting adds an additional dimension of texture. About Kathy: Internationally award winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, teacher and judge. Teaches online classes through American Quilters Society. Teaches on quilting cruises to great destinations with Quilt Seminars at Sea. Her quilts are frequently features in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows.. Many of her quilts are incollections. Kathy McNeil Workshops: Requires purchase of a pattern. Details on purchase TBA. WKS 202: Feathers are Flying - Friday, June 4, 2021, 9AM to 4PM (choose between heron or hummingbird) WKS 301: The Wonderful World of Landscape Quilting - Saturday, June 5, 9 AM to 4 PM (choose between “Coastal Memories, My Vineyard, or Winter Cabin)

Karen K. Stone, 2021 QuiltFest Teacher and Judge

Karen K Stone is internationally known for her award-winning quilts, including her dazzling New York Beauty quilts. Beginning quiltmaking in 1986 and teaching in 1990, she soon transitioned into publishing her designs in 1993. Karen has a kind and encouraging teaching method and has developed a method for machine stitching hexie patches. See her class listing below. About Karen: Her quilts have won numberous awards and first prizes in international competitions. People’s Choice Award at Quilt National ‘95 (Indian Orange Peel), Mastery of Innovative Artistry (2009 International Quilt Festival Her dazzling New York Beauty quilts are perhaps her best-loved designs. Pattern book, Karen K Stone Quilts , was published by The Electric Quilt Company, and More from Karen , CD-ROM of EQ projects from The Electric Quilt Company. She holds degrees in piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, and has made appearances on Simply Quilts. Karen K. Stone Workshops WKS 203: English Paper Piecing by Machine I - Friday, June 4, 2021, 9AM to 4PM WKS 302: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues - Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9AM to 4PM

Kathie Beltz, 2021 QuiltFest Lecturer and Judge

I am totally addicted to quilting, and enjoy associating with other quilters who are equally addicted. I’ve been quilting since 1995, teaching since 2004, and judging quilts since 2007. I concentrate on machine piecing and quilting, and I’m always trying new techniques, gadgets and patterns. I love quilting because it is my therapy. “Me” time in my sewing room is my favorite thing. But on the flip side, I also love the socialization involved in quilt guilds, quilt shows, and quilting retreats. I try to attend quilt retreats twice a year – what a joy to have uninterrupted sewing time! I also have extensive judging experience. My judging philosophy is to acknowledge excellence in quilting, and to educate and encourage quilters of all skill levels. I like to consider my judging work as an extension of my teaching, guiding quilters to improve their skills through constructive comments. About Kathie: Professional quilter, teacher, and quilt judge Long time sewer purchasing her first sewing machine at age 15 with money from her first job. Active member of two quilt guilds. Award winning quilter at over 20 quilt shows across the country. Quilts juried into AQS Paducah in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, winning ribbons in 2015 and 2017. Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s tool and technique company. Pattern designer of Companion Patterns for Studio 180 Design with her company, From Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs. Ambassador for Beth Helfter’s Accordion-Sewn HSTs Member of the Creators Club at Northcott Fabrics. Kathie Beltz Lectures LS-1: Secrets From the Judge’s Chamber - Friday, June 4, 2021, 10:30 AM LS-2: Winning Quilts Tour - Friday, June 4, 2021, 2 PM

Linda Hunter, 2021 QuiltFest Lecturer

Linda is a certified quilt appraiser, quilting teacher and quiltmaker. Teaching in one form or another has been her life. With a degree in Education (mathematics) from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, Linda has been a substitute teacher for over 30 years. Her interest in quiltimaking opened the path as a teacher of quiltmaking for over 40 years teaching quilt classes in community education programs through school systems in Western New York, conducting workshops and giving lectures on quiltmaking. Her interest in quilting includes both past and present, antique and contemporary quilts, and she has been a certified quilt appraiser for over 20 years. About Linda: American Quilter’s Society certified quilt appraiser for over 20 years. Founding member of Amherst Quilter’s Guild in the Buffalo, NY area. Former secretary for the Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles (PAAQT) Presenter of programs on cable television on quilt appraising and quilting techniques. Finalist in The Professional Quilter magazine Teacher of the Year contest. Co-curator of The Buffalo History Museum exhibit Quilts: Techniques and Styles (2016 - 2017). Coordinator of the quilt project involving 16 guilds that pieced and hand quilted a quilt during the exhibit. Maker of the quilt, Windows of Western New York, Western NY Responds to 9-11-2001 that has traveled throughout New York State and beyond. Linda Hunter Lecture LS-4: Quilts Past and Present Trunk Show - Saturday, June 5, 2021, 2:30 PM

Beverly KIondolf, 2021 QuiltFest Lecturer

Beverly Kondolf is a fiber artist, whose creative interests in fabric and sewing began in childhood. After learning quilting in 1990s, Beverly’s interest in making traditional quilts diverged to focus on her original designs. Her use of dyed and manipulated fabric and abstract improvisational style distinguishes her work. Beverly’s use of the quilted stitch punctuates and adds an important layer to her message. Kondolf continues to develop her art through studying design and technique, as well as fabric manipulation and painting. About Beverly: Her work has been accepted and awarded in juried exhibitions, including Quilts=Art=Quilts, Art Quilt Elements, Quilts Unlimited, and Fantastic Fibers. Her work has been exhibited in group shows of Art Quilt People and Finger Lakes Fiber Artists. She has organized and hung art and quilt exhibitions and helped to catalog several museum quilt collections Beverly Kondolf Lecture LS-3: My Quilting Evolution Trunk Show - Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:30 AM

Genesee Valley QuiltFest is pleased to offer exciting workshops and informative

lectures by well known quilting teachers and presenters.

Workshop Registration opens

November 1, 2020

2021 SHOW DATES Friday, June 4, 2021  9-5 Saturday, June 5, 2021  9-5 Sunday, June 6, 2021  10-4
ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Camput 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Copyright 2020
Teachers, Lecturers and Judges

Katie Pasquini

Masopust -

2021Workshop

Teacher

For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes and abstracts executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques. About Katie: A very popular teacher and lecturer with an easy, energetic manner. World traveler presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes. Numerous awards and accolades culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival. A prolific author Member of Experius Academy Advisory Council to develop art mission for the new Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado, a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists. Katie Pasquini Masopust Workshops: WKS 101: From Watercolor to Quilt - (2 days) Wednesday and Thursday, June 2-3, 2021, 9 AM to 4 PM WKS 201: Artful Log Cabins - (2 days) Friday and Saturday, June 4-5, 2021, 9 AM to 4 PM

Kathy McNeil -

2021 QuiltFest

Teacher and Judge

“Every creative act begins as a connection between the artist and their world. Exploration of that moment of inspiration fuels the process of telling a story and making art. Results are never predictable, as the discovery is different each time. A mastery of techniques and design will be noted and appreciated by others, but will the magic that inspired the artist, reach out and touch someone else? When it does.... something big is shared.” Kathy’s work features hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps together to create quilts that look like paintings. Often with over a hundred different fabrics, Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. Her quilting adds an additional dimension of texture. About Kathy: Internationally award winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, teacher and judge. Teaches online classes through American Quilters Society. Teaches on quilting cruises to great destinations with Quilt Seminars at Sea. Her quilts are frequently features in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows.. Many of her quilts are incollections. Kathy McNeil Workshops: Requires purchase of a pattern. Details on purchase TBA. WKS 202: Feathers are Flying - Friday, June 4, 2021, 9AM to 4PM (choose between heron or hummingbird) WKS 301: The Wonderful World of Landscape Quilting - Saturday, June 5, 9 AM to 4 PM (choose between “Coastal Memories, My Vineyard, or Winter Cabin)

Karen K. Stone,

2021 QuiltFest Teacher

and Judge

Karen K Stone is internationally known for her award-winning quilts, including her dazzling New York Beauty quilts. Beginning quiltmaking in 1986 and teaching in 1990, she soon transitioned into publishing her designs in 1993. Karen has a kind and encouraging teaching method and has developed a method for machine stitching hexie patches. See her class listing below. About Karen: Her quilts have won numberous awards and first prizes in international competitions. People’s Choice Award at Quilt National ‘95 (Indian Orange Peel), Mastery of Innovative Artistry (2009 International Quilt Festival Her dazzling New York Beauty quilts are perhaps her best-loved designs. Pattern book, Karen K Stone Quilts, was published by The Electric Quilt Company, and More from Karen, CD- ROM of EQ projects from The Electric Quilt Company. She holds degrees in piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, and has made appearances on Simply Quilts. Karen K. Stone Workshops WKS 203: English Paper Piecing by Machine I - Friday, June 4, 2021, 9AM to 4PM WKS 302: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues - Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9AM to 4PM

Kathie Beltz,

2021 QuiltFest

Lecturer and Judge

I am totally addicted to quilting, and enjoy associating with other quilters who are equally addicted. I’ve been quilting since 1995, teaching since 2004, and judging quilts since 2007. I concentrate on machine piecing and quilting, and I’m always trying new techniques, gadgets and patterns. I love quilting because it is my therapy. “Me” time in my sewing room is my favorite thing. But on the flip side, I also love the socialization involved in quilt guilds, quilt shows, and quilting retreats. I try to attend quilt retreats twice a year – what a joy to have uninterrupted sewing time! I also have extensive judging experience. My judging philosophy is to acknowledge excellence in quilting, and to educate and encourage quilters of all skill levels. I like to consider my judging work as an extension of my teaching, guiding quilters to improve their skills through constructive comments. About Kathie: Professional quilter, teacher, and quilt judge Long time sewer purchasing her first sewing machine at age 15 with money from her first job. Active member of two quilt guilds. Award winning quilter at over 20 quilt shows across the country. Quilts juried into AQS Paducah in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, winning ribbons in 2015 and 2017. Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s tool and technique company. Pattern designer of Companion Patterns for Studio 180 Design with her company, From Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs. Ambassador for Beth Helfter’s Accordion-Sewn HSTs Member of the Creators Club at Northcott Fabrics. Kathie Beltz Lectures LS-1: Secrets From the Judge’s Chamber - Friday, June 4, 2021, 10:30 AM LS-2: Winning Quilts Tour - Friday, June 4, 2021, 2 PM

Linda Hunter,

2021 QuiltFest

Lecturer

Linda is a certified quilt appraiser, quilting teacher and quiltmaker. Teaching in one form or another has been her life. With a degree in Education (mathematics) from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, Linda has been a substitute teacher for over 30 years. Her interest in quiltimaking opened the path as a teacher of quiltmaking for over 40 years teaching quilt classes in community education programs through school systems in Western New York, conducting workshops and giving lectures on quiltmaking. Her interest in quilting includes both past and present, antique and contemporary quilts, and she has been a certified quilt appraiser for over 20 years. About Linda: American Quilter’s Society certified quilt appraiser for over 20 years. Founding member of Amherst Quilter’s Guild in the Buffalo, NY area. Former secretary for the Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles (PAAQT) Presenter of programs on cable television on quilt appraising and quilting techniques. Finalist in The Professional Quilter magazine Teacher of the Year contest. Co-curator of The Buffalo History Museum exhibit Quilts: Techniques and Styles (2016 - 2017). Coordinator of the quilt project involving 16 guilds that pieced and hand quilted a quilt during the exhibit. Maker of the quilt, Windows of Western New York, Western NY Responds to 9-11-2001 that has traveled throughout New York State and beyond. Linda Hunter Lecture LS-4: Quilts Past and Present Trunk Show- Saturday, June 5, 2021, 2:30 PM

Beverly KIondolf,

2021 QuiltFest Lecturer

Beverly Kondolf is a fiber artist, whose creative interests in fabric and sewing began in childhood. After learning quilting in 1990s, Beverly’s interest in making traditional quilts diverged to focus on her original designs. Her use of dyed and manipulated fabric and abstract improvisational style distinguishes her work. Beverly’s use of the quilted stitch punctuates and adds an important layer to her message. Kondolf continues to develop her art through studying design and technique, as well as fabric manipulation and painting. About Beverly: Her work has been accepted and awarded in juried exhibitions, including Quilts=Art=Quilts, Art Quilt Elements, Quilts Unlimited, and Fantastic Fibers. Her work has been exhibited in group shows of Art Quilt People and Finger Lakes Fiber Artists. She has organized and hung art and quilt exhibitions and helped to catalog several museum quilt collections Beverly Kondolf Lecture LS-3: My Quilting Evolution Trunk Show- Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:30 AM

Genesee Valley QuiltFest is

pleased to offer exciting

workshops and informative

lectures by well known quilting

teachers and presenters.

Bali Fever by Jean Lemmon 2019 2nd Place  Pieced Single Maker Member Category
SOCIAL

Workshop Registration opens

November 1, 2020