Tammy began quilt making in 1989 as a way to continue her great-grandmother’s legacy. She has always been a lover of puzzles and math so quilt making was a perfect fit for her. Around 2008 Tammy discovered Judy Niemeyer’s patterns, her first pattern to experience was Which Way’s North. By the time she made her second Quiltworx quilt, Feathered Goose, she realized she loved the process, organization, and accuracy the patterns provide so much that they quickly became her favorites. She has continued to make Judy’s patterns, has won many ribbons for her work, and has an extensive collection of patterns awaiting her attention.
Tammy’s degree in Education from Purdue University has helped to provide her with the knowledge and methods necessary to be an effective, confident, and patient quilt instructor, able to teach all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Tammy began doing demos and presentations for her quilt guilds and sewing group around 20 years ago. She has taught quilt sampler classes and paper piecing classes at local quilt shops and has been leading a monthly paper-piecing club since early in 2014. While she has taught patterns from several paper-piecing pattern designers in her club, her focus has primarily been on Quiltworx patterns. Her students and club members have successfully completed many paper-pieced projects over the years.
Tammy is willing to teach one day, multi-day, and monthly classes, in order to provide you with all types of instruction, demos, trunk shows or retreats. She is also willing to travel; cruises and long-distance retreats are not outside the realm of possibility. She is looking forward to working with you so you can have a successful class or event.